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How do I move a post to archives, or to one of my pages?

  1. glutenfreelyfrugal
    Member

    I am having trouble moving a post anywhere but on the home page. I would like to post items, and then after a while organize them into archives, or one of my pages across the top where they can be easily organized and reached. WordPress does not seem to allow this. Can someone help me?

    For example, I posted a recipe in a new post. After a few weeks, it would be nice to be able to move it to my Recipes pages, and also to my archives for this month. Maybe I cannot move it but would have to copy it? Can't seem to copy it either.

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

  2. There is only 1 running page for posts on all wordpress.com blogs. Posts and Pages are not the same at all. Here at wordpress.com when we publish a post that post automatically appears on front or running page for posts. It simultaneously appears on the Categories and Tags pages we assigned to it and in the Archives pages. We do nothing. The software does this for us.

    Your approach is not a workable one. This one will be. Staff have provided this support documentation entry for those who want to structure their blog like a website which is what you want to do. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    What’s critical is to understand when creating a website structure is the following:
    1. The differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    2. There is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages.

    3. We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. Although 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 we have done so by creating a custom menu. In that custom menu you will be displaying Categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation to achieve what you want.

    These are the how-to instructions:

    1. You create a custom menu. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    2. You add the Categories you want to display and arrange them in the order you want.

    3. Then you add and drop and drag the sub-categories below the appropriate Categories, and when you have everything arranged in the menu that you want you save the menu.

    4. Go to the “theme location” module at upper left on the menu page. Select your custom menu name from the pull-down labeled “primary location.” Click the save button in that module.

    Note: If you wish you can also include pages and sub-pages of your own choice and custom links in your custom menu as well.

  3. glutenfreelyfrugal
    Member

    Hmmm, so I created a custom menu, and it looks nice, but nothing happens when I click on any of my headings, and I still don't even remotely understand the categories. No matter how many categories I create, they don't even appear on my page. Do I want my categories to have the same name as the headings on my menu? I can't find anything in all the support files about how to use categories.

    Between pages, categories, menus, and widgets, I am totally confused. It seems like they all do the same thing! But obviously not.

    BTW, this is day 2 of me blogging, I am obviously rather stupid about it, but I would really like to understand what the categories are for.

  4. There will be no category display until you publish a post with that category assigned to it.You have a cornbread post and it has been assigned to "information" That's not what you want. You need to edit that post and assign an appropriate category to it ie "Recipes".
    edit screen posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
    assign categories to posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/

    The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series: http://learn.wordpress.com/

  5. glutenfreelyfrugal
    Member

    Thank you, I'll keep plugging away!

  6. If you follow the tutorial step by step I believe you will do just fine. :)

  7. glutenfreelyfrugal
    Member

    OK, I am really frustrated now. I went through the entire tutorial yesterday, and I have read and watched everything you sent me, but I still cannot figure out why my menu at the top is completely inactive. When I click on any of my headings, nothing happens. I made a bunch of categories and sub-categories, but they only link to all of the other wordpress sites, not mine. My stinking recipe still won't show up in my menu. Do I have to somehow LINK my categories to my menu bar?

    I am really sorry to be so dumb, it just seems like this must be the most elementary of things that people would like to do on a blog, so why is it so difficult?

    If it helps, this is my goal for my blog (I am assuming you can see it):
    I want for people (basically just people I know right now) to be able to go to one place to find the recipes that I use, the great deals that I find on GF food, and my ideas for meal plans, all in one place, rather than having to call me all the time.

    I will probably do posts frequently, but before I even open it up to anyone, I basically want to have everything filed on the site already, such as all my recipes, divided out by category, all the stores I shop at divided by category, etc. The video you sent me showed the guy with the school British accent setting up his categories, and how you could click on them from his page, but mine aren't even there, and it looks nothing like that. And if they do show up on my page, it will be totally repetitive, because I already have all of those headings on my menu anyway, they just don't work.

    GRRRR!

    I really do appreciate your help.

  8. There must be at least one published post in assigned to each Category for it to appear on the Category page. When you create a post you assign a category to it and publish the post it will appear on the category page in your custom menu. Create one post for each of those categories, assign the correct category to the post in question and publish the post --- VOILA! It will appear on the Category page that you assigned it to.

  9. glutenfreelyfrugal
    Member

    OK, never mind, I THINK I figured it out. Thank you!

  10. Copy/Paste if you want to have an article in a special page :)

  11. @glutenfreelyfrugal
    about this part of your question:

    When I click on any of my headings, nothing happens. I made a bunch of categories and sub-categories, but they only link to all of the other wordpress sites, not mine.

    The tag or category you see above your post like "Recipes" below take readers to wp.com's global tags which help readers interested in that topic to find your blog: ie lots of Google-juice. It may see counterproductive, but the system really does work!

    Cornbread May 17, 2011
    Filed under: Recipes — glutenfreelyfrugal @ 4:53 pm

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/global-tags/

    (by the way, the global tag system uses categories and tags exactly the same way: both tags and cats link to the global tags pages)

  12. @ilonael
    I am sorry but that's not good advice. Posts and Pages are not the same. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    See also > Better Blogging at WordPress.com: Pages and Posts > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    There is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one running page. When we publish a post on that one running page for posts the it automatically appears on the Archives pages and on Categories pages, provided we actually assigned a Category to that page, before we clicked "Publish".

    What I placed in bold lettering above pertains to what glutenfreelyfrugal's problem was.

  13. @glutenfreelyfrugal
    If you place a Categories widget in your sidebar then clicking the links will direct only to the posts in your own blog. The same is also true of placing the Recent Posts widget in tour sidebar. It will direct only to posts in your own blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/categories-widget/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/recent-posts-widget/

  14. hi timethief. my question is similar. Basically my running page takes too long to load because of the number of posts showing on it at one time (and images) and my subscribers have been complaining. So I was wondering if I could move more past posts into archives but according to this thread that doesnt seem possible. Would you have another suggestion?

  15. We can control how many posts appear on the front page of our blogs. >Settings > Reading >
    Blog pages show at most __posts
    Reduce the number and click "save Changes"

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