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How to add a "blog" to a "website page"?

  1. I made my home page into a static page, per some instructions I saw, presumably making it less a collection of posts. The site I would like to modify is the ART Massage PDX site, so that the blog page actually acts like a blog page, where people can comment after each post.

    I realize that this is probably a dumb question and the answer is staring me in the fact, but I can't see it.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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

  2. You create two pages when you want to have a static front page. The and the second one is for published posts to display on.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  3. Thanks for the response TT, if you don't mind me calling you that!

    My front page is static, but I also hope for other pages to be static, though comments might be allowed, per whatever setting I need to set. I still don't get how to make the blog page of the artmassagepdx.wordpress.com site into a page that would accept comments after each blog entry, or article.

    I just hit the settings/reading page, and designated that the blog page is the "posts page". I saved and then went to the blog page on the site, and there was nothing there, but when I removed the designation, the articles I had posted reappeared. It's funny that when it is designated at the "posts page", there is no instruction for how to post something on the posts page. WordPress is very frustrating...still!

    Any assistance you can offer will be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Steve Keller

  4. (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

    We can also add other items into a custom menu like static Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages but as I said above no static Pages will ever automatically update.

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and there are some tweaks you can use to improve your custom menu as well.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

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