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  1. how can i keep the Namaste and welcome post as the top post on the first page all the time?

    2nd question i am not sure despite everything i read and told about adding and using a new page - so that the first page does not have 200 posts? I do not understand and i do not get the idea of the page as such. thank you in advance.

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

  2. Make it a sticky post. In the "publish" area, click the "edit" link beside "public," then click "Stick this post to the front page."

  3. 1.when you make the welcome post
    chose "Stick this post to the front page" on the editor page.

    see
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/.

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    2. your static home page contains your most recent posts...
    you can change the amount of post you want to show home page by
    following

    the left column of your dashboard-->Settings--> Reading.
    scroll down the page until you see
    "Blog pages show at most"
    to the left enter the number of posts you want on your homepage
    don't forget to save.

  4. And here's an explanation of posts v. pages: http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    You can choose how many posts to display on your blog page, and then people can click back to find older posts.

    Just go to Settings>Reading and you can set how many posts to display.

  5. ~~ dlager :) Didn't see you there!

  6. Ok - thank you -but what about adding and also using new pages? I am sorry it is not a more elaborate fine-tunes question. Too amorphous - but I am confused.

    let me try to sticky it and will check back between storms here. I go offline during storms.

  7. I do not see any such sticky choice... sorry my friends.

  8. The sticky post setting is described here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts .

  9. Ok - i got it - sorry a little dense and hard to find everything. will check the other stuff and get back - Thank you so much.

  10. All of your blog posts post to just "one" blog page, but the number that is displayed at any time is limited (according to the number you set as dlager & I described above).

    Pages are static content -- for example, someone who was an expert in nutrition might have a few separate, static pages with some unchanging information about basic nutrition, but then their blog content would consist of posts about discrete topics that they wanted to focus on.

    You can also create the appearance that your blog posts are on separate pages by choosing a category for each post -- e.g., a nutritionist might choose, fruit, fiber, vegetable, research, etc. -- and then put the categories into a custom menu. When the item "fruit" was clicked, all posts under that category would appear on the page (but limited in display by the number you set, just as the regular blog page does).

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/categories-widget/

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

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/

  11. wow - a lot of help here unlike the past. thank you - what I guess i want is to have separate pages like a traditional old school 6 page website that someone can click to get to. I believe you alluded to it above. I want to have various pages that i select stuff or that maybe the older posts get to be on. or any other permutation.

  12. Staff have provided help 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:
    (1) a clear comprehending of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

    A custom menu allows you to display Categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages and custom links in your custom menu as well.

    These are the how-to instructions:
    How to create Pages > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    How to create a custom menu. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    1.You add the Categories you want to display and arrange them in the order you want.

    2. Then you add and drop and drag the sub-categories below the appropriate Categories.

    3. You add the Pages you want to display and arrange them in the order you want.

    4. Then you add and drop and drag the sub-pages (child pages) below the appropriate parent Pages.

    5. You add the custom links you want to display and arrange them in the order you want.

    6. When you have everything arranged in the menu that you want you save the menu.

    7. Go to the “theme location” module at upper left on the menu page. Select your custom menu name from the pull-down labeled “primary location.” Click the save button in that module.

    8. Refresh your browser so that it isn’t possibly pulling a cached page, and view see your new menu with Parent pages and dropdowns to sub-pages.

  13. Whoa! Thanks - there is so much to learn here this will take me a lot of work and time and since i only have time to pick at this when I can it will be a while to figure it all out and complete what i want it to do and look like. Thank you so very much.

  14. Ok - sorry for yet another follow up- - - at the top of the page is a home link. how do I get another possible link or 2 or 3 to be displayed there. I looked all over and see no way to add it in my 2 different dashboards for 2 sites. thank you.

  15. You need a Custom Menu. Then you can put header links to the Category pages of anything you choose.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

  16. Ok thank you - i will check it out.

  17. You're welcome. If you create static Pages, their titles appear as tabs in a regular menu without you doing anything else, but if you want to link to things other than static pages, you have to use a custom menu.

  18. @zenmu

    at the top of the page is a home link. how do I get another possible link or 2 or 3 to be displayed there

    I already posted all the instructions you need have been posted including the custom menu link above. See here > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-to-keep-first-post-at-the-top-of-the-first-page-all-the-time?replies=17#post-633616
    Happy blogging! :)

  19. I realize that and i have been picking at understanding all of the info - but I do not see a menu that has the already listed HOME anywhere in my dashboard - that is why i am stumped.

  20. You can create a Home link as a custom link for http://winegrapesgarden.wordpress.com/ in your custom menu. See here >
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-custom-links

  21. Dashboard > Appearance > Menus is where you set up a custom menu
    http://winegrapesgarden.wordpress.com/wp-admin/nav-menus.php

  22. there is a HOME link alrady there as part of the theme - there was an About too but it was deleted somehow. I cannot see or find the HOME anywhere as to show me where it is located in the dashboard to help me to understand all of this stuff. sorry for the density.

  23. I guess I am dumber than I think. sorry for wasting your time. I cannot find the HOME entry for a menu anywhere and if it is there I shlould be able to locate it - yes? no? thank you for all of your insight.

  24. Please do this > Admin page top right hand corner > click Screen Options > and select all options

    I see the Home link on your blog. It's just a tab and not a a real page. When a visitor clicks that Home link at the top of your blog they will be returned to the front page of your blog no matter which page they are on.

    To locate your pages go into the Admin side of your blog. Look in the far left column for Pages and click.http://winegrapesgarden.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page

    To edit an existing page look at this screen > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/edit-pages-screen/

  25. Ok thank you for all of your help - you may have pointed me in all of the right directions and answered my fuzziness.

    best wishes!

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