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How can I link a page to a category?

  1. I want to make a page specifically for book reviews and I'd want to when readers click on the "Book Review" page they'd be led straight to my book review category. I know this can be done as a friend gave me a short link code to use, <a href="URL HERE">Highlighted anchor text here</a>

    It didn't exactly work, then I messed around with it till I fixed the code. But now stupid me went and changed the code again and now the page doesn't work like it had before.

    This is how it is right now Book Reviews and you'll see that you when you click the page's heading you're told that the page can't be found.

    This is my friend's page code <a href="http://thequietvoice18.wordpress.com/?cat=3328">Book Reviews</a>

    This is his actual page Book Reviews

    I see he has 'cat=3328' included. I haven't a clue what that's about but I'm guessing that make all the difference.

    What is it that I'm doing wrong?

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

  2. I'm sorry, the actual codes didn't come out right ... I hope this doesn't confuse anyone.

  3. Never mind, I got it fixed.

  4. The accurate answer to your question is "you can't link a Page to a Category".

    Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ that we bloggers create are stataic. they do not automatically update with new content.. Only dynamic pages automatically created by the software when we publish a post ie. categories, tags, archives pages will update.

    There is only one dynamic page for posts that automatically updates in a blog and all posts will display on that page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. By default the front page of the blog will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts 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 created by the software into the custom menu. Note that until there is one published post in any category there is nothing that can be displayed on the dynamic categories pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    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/

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