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How do you link category pages?

  1. I'm having trouble linking one of my sidebar links under my header to a category page.

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

  2. This is the URL for a statics Page ie. not a category page http://mrdrawerguy.wordpress.com/how-i-draw/
    This is the URL for a Category page
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/category/better-blogging/
    Look at the two closely to see the difference.

    You do not have any category pages in your cusom menu. You have Pages that will not automatically update with new content when you publish. Please read this http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ and understand those static pages will never update with posts because they are not dynamic Categories pages.

    You need to delete the Pages, create Categories for those labels on them (Artwork, How I Draw), and assign the Categories to your posts.

    There is only one page that we can post to in any blog and we cannot prevent any posts we publish from appearing on that one page. By default it's the front page of the blog that all posts appear on. We organize posts by assigning Categories to them and when we publish the software automatically displays the posts on dynamic Categories pages. We crate a custom menu and add the Categories pages to it as menu items.

    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 walk-through > 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/

  3. Hello,

    timethief thank you very much for your tips. However I still have a question on this topic. Is it possible to set an "Archive category" page as the front page? It seems to me that at WordPress.com we just have 2 options for the front page: 1) the automatic all-post-in-the-blog page; 2) a static-page.

    I would appreciate a feature like setting a category name as "Homepage" and make just the posts published under this category to appear when you arrive to antoniocarrilho.wordpress.com, which is a Blog I mantain for a friend. Is there anyway to make this?

    Notice that this blog I'm talking about is from a professional musician. The information about concerts and shows is quite random and unorganized and so the front page may become a little bit silly with posts of videos, announcements, reminders, etc... I would appreciate to have some domain on the posts appearing in the front page. This would be simply fixed by assining a category to those posts and calling that category to show up exclusively on the front-page. Is this feasible?

    Thanks a lot!

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