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how to get posts to appear on multiple pages

  1. Hey guys, I have seen multiple people do this but I just can't figure it out. I know that there is a main page that all posts will appear on (on my site it is the heading "blog"), but I have seen people have their posts appear on the main page, and organized on separate "child pages" as well! For example, all posts appear on the main page then have child pages such as "thoughts", "short stories", and "poetry" to organize all posts in case someone is looking for something specific.
    At first I thought maybe they copied their posts to have on a separate page as well, but it looks like the post is just appearing on both pages. Is there a setting somewhere that I can do that?
    Thanks!!

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

  2. Below is an example of a static page URL.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    Study it closely and note that no static Page can automatically update.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/basic-blogging/

    Below is an example of a category URL.
    Study it closely please and note that only dynamic category pages can automatically update.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/category/basic-blogging/

    Setting up a menu is easy as pie, provided you know the differences between Posts and Pages, and the differences between static Pages, (which will never automatically update) and dynamic Categories pages which will automatically update when you publish Posts with Categories assigned to them.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/

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

    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/

  3. The relevant support docs for creating custom menus, adding categories and sub-categories pages into it and ordering them to create drop downs are at:
    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

  4. Thanks! That totally makes sense. I didn't think posts could automatically load onto pages. I'll read through those tutorials then. I appreciate the help! (:

  5. You're welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)

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