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  1. I seem to have only one page in my blog, the "about" page. My blog posts don't seem to be considered to be pages, just one long continuous series of posts. Even though there is a button on the bottom for older or newer pages, they don't seem to count.
    How do I break my blog into multiple pages, with a certain number of posts on each page. Also, if I find out how to make multiple pages, how do I get my current posts into those ages?

    Thanks for your help!

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

  2. First, you need to familiarize yourself with the differences between pages and posts. Pages are for static content that seldom if ever changes such as an about page.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    You cannot have multiple "blogs" in one blog. If you want to separate posts into subjects you use categories.

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

    Then if you wish, you can create a custom menu and put those categories in the top navigation and when someone clicks on a category name in the top navigation, they will be presented with a listing of the posts assigned to that particular category.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

  3. Thanks for the links and the great reply. I know the difference between pages and posts, I was just trying to find a way to break my posts up and put them into pages, making them easier to scan through. Doesn't sound like that's going to happen . I was hoping to divide them by date or a certain number of posts, rather than categories .

    To make matters worse, I know nothing about codes or coding, so I use wordpress.com, not .org.

  4. Just blog. You're doing it right. You don't need to "break your posts up into Pages". That's what the category widget does.

  5. I think what he is saying is that he wants a front page that shows the beginnings of each post and a "read more" link - a so-called "jump break"..
    I can't seem to find how to do that either on WP. I've ended up with my main page being one super long line of full post after full post. Too hard for the reader to browse through.
    Also, my posts have been going out in full, which gives readers no incentive to actually go to my site. How do I make sure my subscribers get a summary of a post and a "read more" link?
    Thanks in advance for your answer.

  6. @sandraessary: Here's how to insert a "Read more" link
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

  7. Thanks so much!

  8. You're welcome :-)

  9. @roughwaterjohn

    I know the difference between pages and posts, I was just trying to find a way to break my posts up and put them into pages, making them easier to scan through.

    Hi there,
    What you are describing is splitting text by inserting the next page tag to create pagination. Please see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/nextpage/

  10. Thanks for the help, very much appreciated!

    John

  11. Hi John,
    You're welcomee and best wishes for happy blogging. :)

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