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How to redirect a static page's url to a dynamic (category or tag) page?

  1. Hi,

    My blog http://187prod.com used to be on Tumblr where i had the easy to remember http://187prod.com/187prodplaylistadaweek url redirecting to http://187prod.com/tagged/187prodplaylistadaweek (i.e. the dynamic page with all the "187prodplaylistadaweek" tagged posts).

    How could i do the same now that my blog is on wordpress.com?

    I created a static page http://187prod.com/187prodplaylistadaweek but i'd like people to be automatically redirected to http://187prod.com/category/187prodplaylistadaweek when they enter that url in their browser.

    I do have the custom design upgrade, if ever that's any help here.

    Thx in advance for your help.

    The blog I need help with is 187prod.com.

  2. The pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ we bloggers create are static and cannot automatically update.

    Only the dynamic categories pages created by the software will automatically update.

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts (not pages) and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page. We organize posts by assigning categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories pages into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walk-through > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  3. Thx for replying and yeah, i know all about that.

    I don't care about the static page "http://187prod.com/187prodplaylistadaweek" itself, it's just i've been using that url all over the place for promotion, got it printed on flyers, etc., people listening to my playlists are used to it, so i'm just trying to figure out a way to keep using it by making it link to http://187prod.com/category/187prodplaylist (the wordpress category i created for all those playlists related posts).

    i know there's a plugin for that when you use wordpress.org version, is there any way to get the same result on wordpress.com blogs?

  4. ^^ I meant http://187prod.com/category/187prodplaylistadaweek of course, my bad.

    To sum it up, any way to get a http://yourblog.com/whatever url redirect to http//yourblog.com/category/whatever on wordpress.com hosted blogs?

  5. It is not possible to create individual page redirects on WordPress.com blogs, but if you do have established traffic to a particular page, you could just leave a note there with a link to the intended destination.

  6. That's exactly what i did, then someone on the French wordpress.com forum just hooked me up with the best "trick" available:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/display-posts-shortcode/

    Problem solved! :)

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