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Custom Menu drama - please help!

  1. Hello,

    I've built a custom menu that displays two category tabs and a page. It all works fine except for when you first go to the site it shows all posts in publication order. I want to change that so the homepage effectively is the first catgeory page. Is that possible? I've tried hiding the homepage but it isn't making any difference.

    Can anyone help?

    Many thanks,

    Rebecca.

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

  2. it shows all posts in publication order.

    Pages are static and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot post to multiple pages in any blog. There is only one main page for posts in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page.

    The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. This order cannot be chnaged. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page "Welcome" for your site and a “Blog” page for posts. (Use any page titles you wish to replace "Wlecome" and "Blog".

    Choice 1 static front page
    Choice 2 running page for all posts on front page

    Which do you choose? It’s one or the other.

    If you choose Choice 1 static front page then you have to create two pages as I said above. After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.

  3. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    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/

  4. Thanks for this. I was hoping not to have to create a static homepage but it's better than the option of having all posts appear on the front page.

    I guess it must be possible to create a page where all posts appear and then hide it so that posts only appear by category. I'll try that.

    Thank you again for your help.

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