Wow, am I confused. I think the best way to clear up this confusion is to tell you what I'm trying to do. (My WP site right now is a mess as I'm still trying to figure this out...so please bear that in mind!)
Okay, I'm creating a writer's portfolio (finally taking it off of iWeb and adding new content).
I need existing and prospective clients to find my posts (writing samples - each post is a sample) easily. I am guessing "categories" will suffice for that purpose, but I also need to avail myself of Pages because on each Page I will write an intro to each category (and in some cases write an intro to sub categories, which will means I will have Sub Pages.). And sometimes I will even post images on a Page.
For example, under Catalog Copy, I put 5 or 6 published catalog samples - it was easier then creating a post for each one frankly. That way the client can view all catalog samples on one page.
Okay so, to clarify are Categories more of a navigational thing (no content generated by me), whereas Pages are not navigational but for content purposes...right? Because again, you can't generate any content within a category - it's more of Table of Contents....right?
Another reason I'm confused is that someone on a WP tutorial said you should never use more than a few Pages on a WP blog...that they were meant to be static. Okay, well for my purposes I NEED a lot of so-called "static" pages because that's the only place I can generate introductory content, etc., about my writing samples. That's not a problem, is it? I'm trying to make WP work for me--for my needs--not the other way around!
So, my Portfolio Menu might look something like this: (Sample)
- SUB CATEGORY: Travel Copywriting
PAGE: Write short intro on Travel Copywriting
(Blog Posts-samples) (3)
-SUB CATEGORY: Travel Writing (Editorial)
PAGE: Write short intro on Travel Writing
(Blog Posts-samples) 4)
-SUB CATEGORY: Travel Product Reviews
PAGE: Insert images of travel product reviews
(Blog Posts - no samples as they were all placed on Travel Product Reviews Page instead.)
Does this make sense? Let me know! And thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and help me out. Whew...it really is a very tedious task building this portfolio with the dozens and dozens of samples I will end up having to post!
The blog I need help with is jennikeast.wordpress.com.