That is an interesting solution Theme, might try it out but was thinking there should have been a more direct way. this is what i currently have
This simple line uses the post/page number to for href. so far so good
<p><ahref="index.php?p=13" target="_blank" class="btn btn-primary special">tech</a></p>
And this is what i use to call one category. I think i just tried doubling that parameter and it didn't work.
$new_query = new WP_Query('category_name=tech' );
while ( $new_query->have_posts() ) : $new_query->the_post();
<h5><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="btn btn-primary special"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h5>
<?php endwhile; ?>