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can I convert a Category into a Page?

  1. I have created a couple of static category posts and realize that these might be better as pages.

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

  2. Are you clear on the differences? Just to be sure see here please http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    There is no automatic way to convert a Page to a Post or visa versa. It's a copy and paste and delete the original job.

  3. Categories can be assigned only to Posts and not to Pages. Static Pages and dynamic Category Pages are not the same at all. The former cannot automatically update but the latter do.

    Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    This is an example of a static page URL.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/basic-blogging/

    Category Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/
    This is an example of a category URL.Study it closely please and note that only dynamic category pages can automatically update.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/category/basic-blogging/

    By default the front page of the blog is the post that displays all posts in your blog. 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.

    We organize posts by assigning categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories pages into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-creating-sub-menus

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/posts-on-pages/ and there are some tweaks you can use to improve your custom menu as well.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  4. thank you for all the great support. I get it... and maybe my blog is ok as-is but I feel like I should change the menu Categories: "images", "words", "other interests" into Pages, as they contain static information leading the reader into their subcategories. what do you think? - thanks again, deb.

  5. I think not. We deal with this question literally multiple times per day, and the answer hasn't changed in eight years. Pages have no SEO. Google downgrades pages entirely. You can't put posts as pages; all you can have is increasingly long, complex page hierarchies. And there's a ceiling on how many will show up: I think it's 80, so your site can never have more than 80 pages that people can navigate to. My blog has five thousand or so posts, all easily found via categories or a search.

  6. ok, thanks for the advice. maybe I should just turn the specific pages into Sticky Posts to achieve what I'm after. appreciate your input.

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