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  1. revjohnhampton
    Member

    Hello!

    On my new blog, (URL pending as the name isn't in concrete yet; but for now hosted on a site I administrate on a subdomain; john.methodistconnexions.com), I have a section (A page) called 'The Back Page'. There I intend to post off-topic blog posts and the like. I know how to make only those blog posts appear on that separate page; but how do I make them NOT appear on the homepage?

    I do not want a static page. I want all of my 'main content' to appear front and center, as it's written; just like it's designed. I just want certain posts to not be published on the first page; and be published only on "The Back Page". Sort of a blog within a blog.

    Any thoughts?

    Using the latest version of WordPress, and Expound theme.

    The blog I need help with is john.methodistconnexions.com.

  2. Create Categories and sub-categories and assign them to posts prior to publication. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/ Then create a custom menu and add the dysnamaic Categories and sub-categories pages to it and arrange them to create drop-downs.

    Please read this first Post vs. Page http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    (1) There is only one page we can post to in any blog.
    (2) The static pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ we bloggers create do not automatically update.

    Only the dynamic pages like Archives, Categories and Tags created by the software when we publish a post will update automatically update with new posts.

    By default the front page of the blog is the Page that displays all posts in your blog. You can create a static front page and have your published posts display on another page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/ but doing that does not change what follows.

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts (not pages) http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    This guide will walk you through how to create category pages for your blog, to display groupings of similar posts on pages other than your front page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/

    Create a custom menu
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#creating-a-custom-menu
    Add dynamic categories and sub-categories pages to it
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    Create order and sub-menus (dropdowns)
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-creating-sub-menus

    Here's a link to my post on this http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/07/25/create-a-wordpress-website-step-by-step/

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and there are some tweaks you can use to improve your custom menu as well.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  3. I just want certain posts to not be published on the first page; and be published only on "The Back Page". Sort of a blog within a blog.

    Any thoughts?

    I apologize for the first answer I posted above The only way you can achieve that is to make the visibility of posts that you do not want to appear in the stream of posts on the front page private.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/

  4. Oh fuddle duddle! http://john.methodistconnexions.com/ is NOT a free hosted WordPress.COM blog and we do not provide support for it here. You are posting to the wrong support forum.

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate, have different log-ins and run different versions of themes with same names. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    We provide support only for free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and not for WordPress.org software installs. If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

  5. revjohnhampton
    Member

    Okay, so unless I'm misunderstanding you; it sounds like you've just explained how to do what I've already done.

    I ALREADY have a separate page (category, rather), on a custom menu, that has all of the content I want there. It's under the "Back Page" category. When I publish a post under that category, it goes to the "Back Page".

    The ISSUE I have is that I want to retain my dynamic front page, but I do not want posts that are on that separate category to appear there (but I do want all other posts to appear there). Any thoughts?

    So to break it down.

    Front Page:
    Newest Post
    Second Newest Post
    Third Newest Post

    Second Page:
    Newest Second Page Post
    Second Newest Second Page Post

    Is what I want. The reality is;

    Front Page
    Front Page:
    Newest Post
    Newest Second Page Post
    Second Newest Post
    Third Newest Post
    Second Newest Second Page Post

    Second Page:
    Newest Second Page Post
    Second Newest Second Page Post

    Is that making sense? I'm not brand new to WordPress, I know how to setup custom menus and the difference between a dynamic and static page. Perhaps I didn't communicate clearly in my original posts that those things are established.

  6. revjohnhampton
    Member

    Oh, whoops! I see, I need to skidaddle over there then! Maybe they can help me out. And.. er.. perhaps read the whole question!

  7. I made the classic error of not visiting the blog first. http://john.methodistconnexions.com/ is NOT a free hosted WordPress.COM blog and we do not provide support for it here. You are posting to the wrong support forum.

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