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  1. Hello there, I'm not new to WordPress, but I don't know much about it, so I'm looking for someone who came give me some advice and instructions on how to further increase the quality of my blog. I'll explain in a second.

    The blog I need help with is http://pushmefurther.wordpress.com . It's my personal blog, but recently I've begun writing guides on it to. I've asked my readers whether they would be adverse to me starting a new blog and moving all my personal posts there, because I do have a split audience and some are only interested in my guide posts. But because we all have the disorder, I don't want to make things too stressful for those who follow both. I have a feeling that I will lose some people if I do this, so I'm attempting to find alternatives.

    The first thing that came to mind for me was a tab-like thing, where there is a guide tab, a personal tab, and a all tab, but considering that I am a free user of wordpress and do not have the money currently to pay for premium this may be hard. Are there other ways to do what I am looking for? If so, are there any instructions on how to get this done and how to classify further posts directly?

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

  2. You can create a custom menu to solve this issue. What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

    A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or custom links in your custom menu as well. You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus

    Also note that if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page for your site, and also create a “blog” page for your posts to display on, but that’s optional.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  3. Thanks for your help!

  4. Hey, may I ask another question here? Is it possible for me to make a "page" that redirects to one of my tags? How might I do this? The only results that I have found require PHP or HTML, which WordPress edits out before posting...

  5. The only results that I have found require PHP or HTML, which WordPress edits out before posting...

    Forget all of that here. We cannot access let alone edit those fioles on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

    Is it possible for me to make a "page" that redirects to one of my tags?

    Yes it is possible to create a tab for a Tag you have assigned to posts and include it in your custom menu the same way you inlcude Category links in a custom menu. You do not create a page.

    You can also add your tag pages and posts to your custom menu. To display these options in the custom menu editor, click the “Screen Options” drop down at the top right of your screen: http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-tag-pages-and-posts-to-your-menu

  6. Not at all; that information isn't accurate, and is probably old.

    Use the Custom Menu as TT said. If you have a category or tag like Cthulhu, then your blog's tag page link is http://http://pushmefurther.wordpress.com/tag/cthulhu or http://pushmefurther.wordpress.com/category/cthulhu like that. Put it in your Custom Menu. You don't need to create a page: you already have dynamic tag and category pages built into your blog.

  7. @raincoaster
    Puzzled :S The information I posted above is neither inaccurate nor old. It's accurate, current and relevant.

  8. No, the info SHE was referring to, that said you needed php editing to do this. We posted at the same time, so it seemed I was talking about your info, rather than hers.

  9. @raincoaster
    Okay I comprehend that you did not mean what I posted. You posted ten minutes after I did BTW.

  10. I wound up setting up a custom menu and hooking them up to categories of my choosing. Thank you both for commenting/posting in a attempt to help/to help. :)

  11. @guiltedlady
    Thanks for letting us know you resolved this issue and best wishes with your blog.

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