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catagories/posts on separate pages

  1. I know there is an ongoing ? about posts vs pages.
    I think I've got that, but I'm having a problem doing what I want.
    I would like to assign catagories to some old imported blogs and have ONLY those on a page titled 'old blogs'.
    Then, have a NEW page simply entitled 'Daily Blog'.
    I have the old blog assigned to a catagory named 'outwest 2007'. That's fine. And, I have that catagory in a sidebar that displays that old blog/pics that I imported from Blogger (although I'd like to have that on a separate drop down page, but that doesn't appear possible).
    I have Daily Blog set as my place for new posts to go.
    My problem is that when I do it this way, ALLLL of the old posts, including the ones with the catagory 'Outwest 2007' are in the page entitled 'Daily Blog'.
    It appears that ANY post, old or new, is going to have to be all on ONE page?
    Is there not a way to just separate those catagories?
    I surely must be misunderstanding something.
    I just want to be able to have some control over which posts are assigned to which pages.
    I've created a 'custom menu' but that doesn't appear to be what I needed as allllll posts (old/imported and new) are falling into that Daily Blog page.
    Thanks for your help!

  2. Thanks.
    But somewhere my thick head is not getting this.
    I can get the catagories to assign and to give those catagories to the widget on the sidebar.
    What I cannot get to happen is to have THOSE catagories be ONLY on that sidebar.
    If I make a static page named 'Daily Blog' and make that my default page (in read/settings), then ALLLLLL catagories show up on that page? How do I make that one static page for ONLY new daily posts?
    Old ones (with the correct catagory assigned) can stay by themselves on the sidebar.
    Thanks

  3. You are not understanding the difference between a static page and a blog posts page, which is dynamic.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    All the blog posts will go on the blog posts page, no matter what. You use a custom menu so that the blog posts page isn't visible.

    If you want the blog to open on a particular category page, you need the Custom Design upgrade and to follow these instructions:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/can-i-do-a-category-my-home-page?replies=12#post-1451749

  4. Man, you're right...I'm totally not understanding this.
    It shouldn't be this complicated.
    I'm pretty tech savvy and build websites .I realize that this is second nature for some of you,.
    But, I got nothing here.
    I shouldn't have to pay for a custom design upgrade to simply separate a few imported old posts to a sidebar catagory and put ONLY new posts on a daily blog page. That's all I want.
    Instead, as far as I can see, I can't do that.

    All the blog posts will go on the blog posts page, no matter what.

    then what I want to do doesn't matter because allllll of my posts, past and future are going to be lumped on a page together? Along with the same redundant old and imported catagorized posts on the sidebar?
    So, if what I post on 8/16/14 to a static page labeled Daily Posts is FORCED to go on top of countless posts as far back as 2007 on that one page...., then that's too cluttered and unorganized for me.
    And, I just wanted to use WP because of the ability to post from the app.
    I surely am missing something.
    But, I do thank you for your help. I may just cancel my domain that I'm working on and reg it and work it up in Dreamweaver.
    Writing code in Dreamweaver is a heck of a lot easier and straightforward than this is.

  5. allllll of my posts, past and future are going to be lumped on a page together

    Yes, but using a custom menu you can hide this page so nobody sees it. What does it matter if it exists?

    I shouldn't have to pay for a custom design upgrade to simply separate a few imported old posts to a sidebar catagory and put ONLY new posts on a daily blog page.

    You don't. You ONLY have to pay for the upgrade if you want the blog to open on the dynamic category page instead of a static page.

  6. Yes, but using a custom menu you can hide this page so nobody sees it. What does it matter if it exists?

    Why would I create a page in a custom menu.. to put my posts on.....and then hide that page?
    Then nobody can see the posts???
    Can I not have a page to assign only for new posts?

  7. You do not create the blog posts page. It already exists automatically. When you create the custom menu, you just do not designate it as a part of the custom menu.

    The posts are on their category pages as well as on the main blog posts page, and you're going to put links to the category pages in your custom menu. So, they click on Cats to see all your cat posts. They click on Whatever to see all your Whatever posts. And so on.

  8. Raincoaster, many thanks.

    You do not create the blog posts page. It already exists automatically.

    FINALLY that part made sense!
    -I made a page named 'Page to hide for posts' but I excluded it from the nav menu.
    -I assigned that excluded page as the page for all posts (in reading/settings)
    -Then I created a catagory for OLD posts named 'old posts' and assigned that catagory to the old posts.
    -Then I created a catagory for the new posts named 'And there there is that'.
    -Then I put a widget for catagories on the right sidebar.
    I gave up on putting POSTS on PAGES because WP won't let me separate the catagories on what I consider to be a conventional 'page'.
    So, at the end of the day....I have ALLLLL posts, old and new, in a lil widget on the right sidebar; each post set in the catagory I assigned them to.
    When I post something new...it goes to the catagory 'And then there is this'.
    And, I have a hidden page (not included in the custom menu) that is set to default for all posts. There, all the posts reside in one big ugly clump. The only reason I can even see for that is that by duplicating my posts,
    I eat up storage space and WP will need to sell me into a package. That's all I can figure out for this.
    I tell you that this should not be this complicated, but I'm thankful for a forum with nice people to help.
    Thanks again,
    Mark

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