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Designating posts to specific pages

  1. How do I designate posts to specific pages?

    Like for example, if I add a new post it always goes to the home page. I would like to 'add new post' and then be able to designate it to a specific page (not the home page).

    Thanks.

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

  2. Are you aware that the normal construct of a blog is that all posts we publish will appear on only a single running page for posts in reverse chronological order with the most recent post on top? Consequently, there is no way we can publish posts to any page other than the page for posts and they automatically appear in Archives and on Categories pages.

    If you wish to arrange your Categories to display in the horizontal menu under your header image where static pages are normally displayed you can:
    (1) choose a theme that provides this option:
    (2) create a Custom Menu(s) if your theme provides one like Twenty Ten which you are using now http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    (3) or use a Custom Menu widget (this is for themes that do no have custom menus)
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/custom-menu-widget/

  3. There is no way to create a post, then designate that post to a particular page?
    (that is what I understand from you).

    I would like my site to look the same for people visiting. I just want to be able to direct posts to certain pages.

  4. The way posts appear in Categories page is that we assign them to those categories when we create a post and when it's published that post automatically appears on the Category pages in all Categories we assigned it to.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-categories/

    Static pages cannot have categories and tags assigned to them. They are very different from pages. They are for content that rarely if ever changes. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    If you want to have Categories (Pages) display under your header in the black band where static Page links are normally displayed then you will have to create a Custom Menu.

  5. And if you want your site to always look the same when one lands on it, create a suitable page and set your blog front to display that page instead of your latest posts (Settings > Reading).

  6. There is no way to create a post, then designate that post to a particular page?
    (that is what I understand from you).

    I would like my site to look the same for people visiting. I just want to be able to direct posts to certain pages.

    I have described the only way you can do that above. In fact we cannot post to any more than a single running page for all posts in a blog. So I have told you have to use Categories to achieve what you want in terms of appearance.

    If you wish to have more information on the differences between pages and posts you will find more here Better Blogging: WordPress.com Pages and Posts

  7. In case you need illustrated instruction for creating a static front page as Panos suggests pleas see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  8. Thanks so much for the support, I really do appreciate it.

    I am very new at this, and so the learning curve is huge here.

    It would be cool if I could designate my posts to certain pages. I have posts about health, poetry, marriage, etc. that I don't want on the front page. I understand I can put them in categories on the sidebar (widget) but it seems redundant to do that when I could just select them to go to a certain page. (Like many websites on the internet).

    I think I understand what is being said now. I watched the videos, thanks Timethief for the links. That was cool to learn, and I am sure I will be going back to those videos/pages to re-read again.

  9. <blockquotes> I understand I can put them in categories on the sidebar (widget) but it seems redundant to do that when I could just select them to go to a certain page.

    I didn't suggest using the Categories widget in your sidebar because I understand you want you blog to appear as if it's a website. After you have published some posts and assigned them to Categories then you will see how the Custom Menus widget can be used to display those categories in tabs along the black band under your header image, where static pages are usually displayed. This will achieve your purpose but I do understand you are having trouble getting your head around it. We cannot post to any more that one single running page for posts in a blog, but we can create the appearance that we have done so.

  10. Yes! you do understand.

    I have created a custom menus, put in the categories I would like. I tried writing a sample post, assigning it to a category, hoping it would go to a Tab (a page) but it just went on the home (front) page.

    Thanks for all the help, and understanding.

  11. @Timethief

    Got it! Eureka!

    My theme only supports one menu, so I am still unable to give that Website look to it.

    Is there a theme that allows me to use multiple menus?

    It did take me a while to get what you were saying.

  12. Not to worry I see "Poetry" in your horizontal menu. We are getting there. Now as far as your front page goes you can create a static fron Page as a landing page if you widh. This is where what Panos suggested comes in.

    Create a static page to dispaly in the place of your front page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    Then go here > Dashboard > Settings > Reading
    Look for this at the very top of the page.

    Front page displays

    ___
    Your latest posts

    A static page (select below)

    * Front page:
    * Posts page:

    Make your change then scroll down and click "Save Changes"

  13. You saw the 'poetry' in my horizontal page because i still had Pages saved.
    but when I did custom menu, it only allows one custom menu, which when custom menu is activated, it takes out Pages.

    After I figure all this out I think a video on how to do this is in store :)

  14. so my theme only supports one menu. But now I get what you were trying to teach me.

    Thanks again for the awesome support. Can't believe you do this for FREE!

  15. So, now that I have understood how to use the Custom Menu, and have the categories set up, will my posts go to the categories I set them to go to? Or will my posts only go to the Home page (or go to Home page and the other categories for which I selected?)

    I tried typing up a mock post, assigned it to the poetry post, but it just went to the home page. Then under the post there was a link saying "poetry" i clicked on it, it took me to another blogsite.

  16. Your posts will always go to the blog page AND the page of whatever tag and category to which you have assigned them.

    This has been explained to you in one of the two or three other threads you've got on basically the same issue.

    Posts do not go on static pages, EVER. Posts go to the blog itself and to the tag/category pages for each tag/category you assigned to them.

    You can see all your threads by clicking on the word Member under your name.

  17. The tags and categories on the post itself always link to the GLobal tag pages for all of WP.com UNLESS you use iNove theme or select the middle privacy option, "Make my blog visible to normal visitors and invisible to search engines." The tags/categories in the sidebar widget always go to your own tag/category pages.

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