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  1. I know this is a much asked and answered question, but I can't seem to find an answer that works!! All the themes I can find have the different pages across the top, but I want to categorize my posts onto these pages and it wont let me! What's the point of a page, a seperate blog post?!? Anyway, everything I'm finding is html codes that I don't know how to use. Is there any way to make pages display certain posts by tag or allocate posts to different pages? I know menus do this, but the menus never show up on the themes across the top. PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!

    The blog I need help with is scrapsugar.wordpress.com.

  2. Pages are static and sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot put posts on "pages." All posts will show on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. See this support document on the differences between pages and posts.

    At wordpress.com, you organize posts by categorizing them and then you can either put the categories widget into the sidebar, or you can create a custom menu and put the categories into the custom menu.

    If you do not want all the posts to show on the main page, then you can create a static front page for your site. If you wish, you can also create a "blog" page, but you do not have to if you do not want to.

  3. Pages are designed of static content that seldom, if ever changes such as an about page, or contact page, etc.

  4. chandlerswainreviews
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    I think I see what you're getting at. I'm having the same problem. I put a static page at the front of my site, and the post page is second. I also have about twenty different static pages listed after my post page, attempting the feel of a website with different categories. What I want to do is to download new posts onto the post page, and then be able to later take older posts and put them on corresponding static pages that fit their specific subjects, but without losing the status of an actively archived post such as may happen if I simply copy and paste onto that page. Is there any way to transfer posted material onto a static page, where then if a reader enters into the archives button, it will still crop up, or will the reference to that post be lost by the transfer. (I don't want to just copy and paste and double up the material on both pages as that would be redundant and a waste of time.)

  5. @chandlerswainreviews
    This is the result of clicking you username in an attemtp to locate your blog and help you.

    arotarotarot.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    The authors have deleted this blog.

    Please post an active links starting with http:// to the blog in question.

  6. What you really want is to categorize your blog posts properly, and then as TSP said, they will automatically come up in the proper category pages. You cannot 'move' them to static pages. They are automatically included on your dynamic, built-in category pages.

  7. Ok, so I can't use pages. What I'm getting here is that I can make "category" pages that will display posts tagged with a certain category. That works for me. Can anyone tell me how to create a page that does this?

  8. @scrapsugar
    When we publish a post and assign Categories to it the software display it on the main page for posts and also on Archives pages and the Categories pages supplied by the software -- not to any pages that you create. You create a custom menu and include the Categories page supplied by the software in it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

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