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  1. How do I edit the home page? I created my own pages but there seems to be a default page that I cannot access....
    Thanks.

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

  2. Me too.

    destinationreinvention.com

    I want visitors to begin at that URL, but oddly enough I don't have a page for that link :(

    Appreciate the help.

  3. I blew up my original site, added the Visual Theme, and now I'm in a bit of a mess!

  4. @motsop
    For clarity note that by default the front page of the blog displays all published posts in the blog, hence there's noting to be edited there.

    Apologies, but no results were found for the requested archive. Perhaps searching will help find a related post.

    You deleted the placeholder Hello World post and as soon as you publish a post not a page and the error message will be gone. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    By default the front page of your blog displays all posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. The 404 (page not found) error message on the front page of the blog appeared because the Admin of the blog deleted the placeholder Hello World post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/not-found/

  5. @motsop
    None of these static pages will ever update automatically with new content. Home Page, Political Rants….
    Social Events, Planning….

    Create a cusom menu and include the Home page you created in it while excluding the other one.

    (1) There is only one page we can post to in any blog and
    (2) The static pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ we create do not automatically update.

    Only the dynamic pages like Archives, Categories and Tags created by the software when we publish a post will update automatically update with new posts.

    By default the front page of the blog is the post that displays all posts in your blog. Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts (not pages) http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize posts by assigning categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories pages into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-creating-sub-menus

    See also: Create a WordPress Website Step By Step and scroll down to "Creating Custom Menus" http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/07/25/create-a-wordpress-website-step-by-step/

    Note that there are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here. > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  6. @johnscottsf

    destinationreinvention.com
    I want visitors to begin at that URL

    By default this is your home page ie. the page that all published posts will appear on. http://destinationreinvention.com/

    You deleted the placeholder Hello World post and as soon as you publish a post not a page and the error message will be gone. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    By default the front page of your blog displays all posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. The 404 (page not found) error message on the front page of the blog appeared because the Admin of the blog deleted the placeholder Hello World post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/not-found/

  7. Outstanding help. Thanks!

  8. Thanks for the very detailed explanation timethief. I get it! I'm new at blogging but not site design so I have some learning to do.
    Best to all.

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