Displaying the most recent posts from a single category in WordPress

Have you ever seen a site that showed the most recent post or posts from a single category? If you want that functionality for your own site it's just a small chunk of code.

<?php
query_posts('showposts=1&cat=3');
while(have_posts()) : the_post();
?>
<ul>
<li><h3><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>

<ul><li><?php the_content(); ?></li>
</ul>
</li>
</ul>
<?php endwhile; ?>


All you need to do is change the ID for the category to the ID that you want to show posts from by changing cat=3. You can also change the number of articles being shown to any number you want by changing showposts=1 to a different number.

This would work well by creating your own custom page to show it on.
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