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How to add categories to the right column of my "Mystique" blog

  1. Hi,

    On Saturday I decided to jump in with both feet and start a blog. I had it all worked out in my mind but I am now at a loss as to how I make it happen. I can't seem to add categories or a calendar to the right hand column. I've gone into widgets and drag and dropped but it remains empty. Also how do I get rid of "uncategorised". All help gratefully appreciated.

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

  2. Good news! You've done the right thing, and placed a Category widget. Bad news, you haven't created any categories yet, so 'Uncategorized' is the only thing your widget can display. :)

    If you go to your existing posts and assign them some categories, those category names will show up as links in the sidebar. Here is some more info: Categories

    To delete 'Uncategorized' as an option, you need to set a new default category (once you have created it) by visiting Settings > Writing > Default Post Category. Once you save that, you can go back to your Posts > Categories page and delete 'Uncategorized.'

  3. Hi

    Thank you so much. I feel a bit of a fool for not sussing that one out. Going to devote my weekend to getting it right.

    Thanks again

    Venus

  4. You're welcome! You'll get it. Best of luck.

  5. @stargirl62
    I see that you have tagged your posts and I wonder if you know that there are both tags and categories available on WordPress.com? Note that you can use both tags and categories. Below are some details about them.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/tags/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/
    If you decide to use categories, you can get rid of the default "uncategorized" category with this procedure:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/#setting-the-default-category
    Both tags and categories can be displayed in your sidebar:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/categories-widget/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/tag-cloud-widget/

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