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  1. I have one category, but I want about 4. I have the four in my dashboard, but they aren't on my blog. Also how do I put things into a category. Thanks for any help.

    The blog I need help with is rickyspracticeblog1.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there
    Categories can only be assigned to Posts, not to Pages. 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 dynamic Categories pages and Archives pages vreated by the software. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

    Adding Categories via the Dashboard > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/#adding-categories-via-the-dashboard
    Adding Categories to Posts via the Categories Module > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/

    A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or Tags pages and/or Custom Links in your custom menu as well. You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide.

    Creating a custom menu > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    Adding Categories pages to a custom menu > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

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

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

    The support documentation is found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com and the searchbox there provides results from both the docs and from forum threads.

  3. Thanks. I'm confused. I guess the best way to figure it out is to dive in.

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