I'm am looking to:
1) have posts of certain categories, Press & Events, appear ONLY in their own individual pages, and
2) exclude them from being displayed in the “Posts Page” without using plugins.
The Front Page is set up as a static page.
For item 1), I set up a template that displays posts from a category that has the same name as the page. (See http://mygraphicfriend.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/wordpress-create-a-page-template-that-displays-posts-from-a-category-that-has-the-same-name-as-the-page/#comment-133).
For item 2), I've tried different approaches discussed in this forum but I have not been able to implement them successfully, probably because the facts of the other topics were different than mine and because I'm very new to php.
What code do I need to insert where? I'll greatly appreciate any suggestions!