One of the functions most used in magazine style issues, especially those with a block of outstanding entries, is that of exclude the last entry (or several of the latter) from
loop of the cover of your site.
And it's quite simple using the parameter
'offset' of the function
'query_posts' . All you have to do is add the following line to the loop of the cover that shows the last posts:
In this example what we do is indicate that it shows the last 5 posts but excluding the most recent, defined in "
] offset = 1 ".