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Can I have more than 1 post pages?

  1. Can I have more than 1 posts pages? I want 4 or more pages and within each page have an area for posts. Is this even possible?
    Blog url: http://joyfullyjulie.wordpress.com/

  2. Can I have more than 1 posts pages?

    The accurate answer to your question is "you can't post to more than one page on a blog".

    This explains the differences between posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ that we bloggers create are static ie. they do not automatically update with new content. Only dynamic pages which are automatically created by the software when we publish a post ie. categories, tags, archives pages will update.

    There is only one dynamic page for posts that automatically updates in a blog and all posts will display on that page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. By default the front page of the blog 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 http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts 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 created by the software into the custom menu. Note that until there is one published post in any category there is nothing that can be displayed on the dynamic categories pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  3. Thanks for the response! Do you know if wordpress.org has this capability? I've seen blogs/sites that have this function and are powered by WordPress, but maybe it is only available through a custom designer.

  4. Oops.. I was logged into the wrong account in my last response. Way to create confusion, huh?

  5. Revisit the part of the post that talks about creating dynamic category pages.

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts 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 created by the software into the custom menu. Note that until there is one published post in any category there is nothing that can be displayed on the dynamic categories pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu. Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    This may give you the functionality you need right here are WordPress.com. For your users, This wil give the appearance of multiple pages with posts. Some themes will provide post summaries on these "pages" others will post the full post.

  6. Thank you for the responses, I really appreciate the help! I read through all the links you posted and learned a lot. I don't mean to be repetitive, but I feel like I may need to be more specific with my question. I REALLY want to grasp this, so much so that I'm risking being the "idiot new girl". :)

    I am essentially "modeling" my blog/site after The Pioneer Woman. (www.thepioneerwoman.com) On her site, which is powered by WordPress, each page (section) is like its own blog. The Homeschool section has individual blog posts and so do the other sections (cooking, photography, etc.)

    I know she probably spent some money on getting her site customized, I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing a feature that is available to anyone outside of paid customization.

    Thanks so much for your time!

  7. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing a feature that is available to anyone outside of paid customization.

    There is no feature that you can purchase from wordpress.com that changes anything that I already posted above pertaining to custom menus.

  8. Darn. :) Thanks again for your time! I really appreciate it!

  9. We actually get requests for blogs that look like http://www.thepioneerwoman.com on a regular basis.

    It's a WordPress.ORG site, not a WordPress.COM site, and it works somewhat differently. And yes, she spent some money on that thing.

    To get a similar effect, you use a Custom Menu and link to the Category Pages. If you have a static front page, you can even not include a link to the main blog page and then people will ONLY see the options to click to category pages like Home and Garden or whatever.

  10. Haha, I knew I was risking sounding cliche by referring to her site, but it's just so darn AWESOME! :) Thanks so much raincoaster; that's great to know.

  11. and very helpful. :)

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