Is there any way to have a different number of posts on the blog/home page vs categories/archives?
So for example, I’d like to display 7 posts on the home page but have 12 posts on the categories/archives.
The reason I want to do this is so that my home page can have one large featured post at the top, and 6 smaller posts in two columns below. And then on the category page I can have 9 posts (all the same size) in three columns. If I use the same number for both then I’ll be left with an uneven number of posts in the final row on one of the sections (which doesn’t look good).
I know this could be achieved by using the WP Show Posts plugin to create a custom home page, but ideally I would prefer not to use that since it makes it more difficult to display the posts how I want to.