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How to add category buttons at the top of my blog

  1. yardlessgardening
    Member

    I have tried searching the forums for an answer and I can't quite figure out how to do this. I want each of my categories to have a separate button you can click, and I want them to be at the top of my blog page. Right now I have something similar, with my "pages" listed at the top of my blog. I want my categories to be formatted in a similar manner as the pages.

    So far I have tried linking my categories to my pages. I used this code in the title of the pages. Category Name

    It seems to work except that when I click on the page, it brings me to my category archives. This is fine except the word ""Archives" appears in large red print at the top of my list of posts. I don't want the word Archives to show.

    Is there any way to fix this? Sorry if this doesn't make any sense!

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

  2. yardlessgardening
    Member

    oops sorry. the code disappeared for some reason.

    < a href = website name > Yardless Gardening

  3. yardlessgardening
    Member

    <a href="website">Category</a>

  4. What you are descibing is resurturing your blog from being post based to becoming page based. Staff have provided this support documentation entry for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > 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. The impact of choosing to restruture a blog to become page based
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/12/better-blogging-at-wordpress-com-pages-and-posts/

    3. We organize our posts by use of categories. There is only one dynamic page in a blog and we cannot post to more that one page. However, we can create the appearance that we have done that by setting up a custom menu and displaying Categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation menu. Instructions > custom menus > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    Read also> http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/posts-on-pages/

  5. You didn't mention if you can edit html, because if you can, you can edit the header.php file within the theme directory to add content to the top of the page

  6. @webheadfred
    Hello there. Your'right I didn't address that because ist's clearly stated in the
    the sticky post at the head of this forum > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

    It's also stated again on the front page of the support documentation > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  7. @yardlessgardening
    Please do not become confused. We cannot even access PHP files on this wordpress MU (multiuser) blogging platform let alone edit them Only Staff have access and every edit they make affects all blogs wearing the same theme here at wordpress.COM.

    This is the correct information http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-to-add-category-buttons-at-the-top-of-my-blog?replies=6#post-553824

  8. yardlessgardening
    Member

    Thanks for the help! The custom menu makes things much easier to organize.

  9. Yes the custom menus work a treat alright. You're welcome.
    P.S. I like your username. I'm a container gardener. ;)

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