Best Answer Rob , 21 May 2013 - 07:06 PM
Hi, remember, you can add links in the sidebar by creating a unique menu and applying it using the Custom Menu option in Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets.
This is added work, but it will do the trick.
Unfortunately, SRP (a plugin I use and like very much) doesn't replace the post loop, and won't automatically paginate. Since it doesn't, using static pages is the best way, and on those pages, using a custom menu linking not to the archive, but to the pages would work best.
You can actually automate part of it by letting WP add new pages within the category to the menu automatically. Those will be static pages, not archives.Go to the full post