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Help! I can't add categories!

  1. Hi all. I'm using Sunspot theme and have spent hours trying to add categories without success. Have tried using WordPress "help" feature, google searches and forum searches and still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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

  2. Categories can be assigned only to Posts, not to Pages.
    Categories can be created in your dashboard http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/#adding-categories-via-the-dashboard or they can be created "on the fly" in posts. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/#adding-categories-via-the-categories-module
    See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    Until there is a published post in any Category there is nothing that can be displayed in the Categories widget or on the dynamic Categories pages.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/categories-widget/

    As your blog is set to "private" we Voilunteers cannot see it and cannot determine which aspect your are having issues with. If you need more help than what I posted then change that setting to public please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

  3. Thank you so much for your response, timethief.

    I have tried following your advice and still can't quite figure out what I'm doing wrong.

    I'll make the blog public, temporarily, and will hope that you can get some idea of what may be wrong.

    Again, thank you.

  4. Ah, I think you have been adding pages, not posts. Try going to the Dashboard > Posts > Add Posts page. Look around and you will see categories.

  5. Ahhhh ... that was the problem!

    Thank you so much, houstonweaver. I really appreciate your help, as well as that of timethief.

    Take care.

  6. You're welcome.

  7. You are welcome.

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