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  1. doncasterhistory
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    Help please.
    I have a blog on the above url that I have set up to look as much like a trad' web site as possible. I am really happy with it as the main navigation is simple (1 post is the home page and 5 top level pages keep the home page looking uncluttered)
    Problem is this, I am getting up to capacity on my page levels (some of them having 3 sub levels).
    I wan to start archiving articles i.e. for each article to have a url which is 'googleable' and so that I can display a list of hyper-linked topics all on one page.
    How do I do this?

    Also, because I only have 1 post (the home page) and all the other articles are on pages, I cannot add tags.
    I hope you understand what I mean.

    Looking forward to your expert advice.

    Sym. from Yorkshire.

    The blog I need help with is doncasterhistory.co.uk.

  2. Blogs are post based structures that provide for and encourage interactive communication. Websites are page based structures that operate as a one-way noticeboards. A WordPress blog can either be structured as a page based website or its conventional post based structure can be retained. That’s why understanding the differences between posts and pages is key to decision making when selecting a theme, and setting up your WordPress.com blog. Pages have very little “Google juice”. posts have tonnes of "Google juice".
    Better Blogging at WordPress.com: Pages and Posts

    Pages are static and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot post to multiple pages in any blog. There is only one main page for posts in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page.

    The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page "Welcome" for your site and a “Blog” page for posts.

    Choice 1 static front page
    Choice 2 running page for all posts on front page

    Which do you choose? It’s one or the other. If you choose Choice 1 static front page then you have to create two pages as I said above. After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.

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