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Can I assign posts to a page?

  1. Hi! Link to the blog I'm referring to:
    http://mancodayton.wordpress.com/

    I'm sure this has probably been asked a gazillion times, but what I want to know is if I can assign posts to a page somehow or do posts only show up on the main page? I want to put specific posts on specific pages, and I can't seem to figure out how to do it. Am I just missing something? Is there a better solution?

    Thanks in advance!!!

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

  2. @mancomanager: Why would you want that? Are you sure what you want is not Post Categories?

  3. As far as I can tell it's not possible to do that. I also wanted to be able to segregate my posts that way..

    @panaghiotisadam: I guess it's probably best for the IDEAS section but:

    consider a blog about pets for instance. Normally most posts would just go to the home page (pet stories, pictures, etc). But let's say you set up a page named "Adoption Center" and you want to be able to tag your posts with "rescued animals" or something like that. Then you set up the "Adoption Center" page to be able to display only posts that are tagged with "rescued animals". Ideally, such posts should skip the main page as well, and just be displayed on the page they belong to.

    That would be a really nice feature to have...

  4. @manilabeans

    I'm assuming that what you are trying to do is create a page on a specific subject and you want to link all of your related posts onto that one page. Another name for it is a sneeze page.

    http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/08/18/create-a-sneeze-page-and-propel-readers-deep-within-your-blog/

    Using your example, what you could do is simply create what's called an unordered list of all the items related to "Adoption Center". For example:

      Dogs
      Cats
      How to Adopt
      Where to Adopt

    And then what you do is highlight each word and link it to the post that you original wrote.

    Hope that helps.

    Leo

  5. Wow, that sounds like a nice workaround. It's not exactly what I had in mind but it looks promising. Thanks Leo! :D

  6. @manilabeans:

    Well it's actually stuff I put a lot of thought into before seriously working on my own blog. Sites like the one I show you kinda help in writing the content for your blog. Good luck! :-)

  7. With WordPress.com all you have to do is to assign your posts to categories (or tags).
    Then use a categories widget in your sidebar. The categories widget generates dynamic lists, automatically linked to all your posts on a topic.

    There is a bonus when using categories (or tags): your posts are then included in the global search engine—that means potential readers will be able to find your blog by searching.

    http://support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/
    http://support.wordpress.com/posts/post-categories/
    http://support.wordpress.com/global-tags/

  8. And if the difference is that you want a page tab instead of a category tab, that's possible: you take the category page URL, create a link to that, and add a page with the link in its title box. See here for details:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/page-tabs-as-external-links/

    (If you want a group of posts to not show in the main posts page, that's possible too, but too complicated.)

  9. @panaghotiotisadam: that's more like it. Exactly the workaround I needed! Thanks, I'll be trying it out now. Too bad I'm fond of the Contempt theme :(

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