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Is it possible to have more than one post page?

  1. seabedhabitats
    Member

    This might sound like a silly question, but is it possible to have more than one post page? I am having slight issues about organising my blog. I currently have a front page for posts, and category pages where I have put content which should really be in posts. Ideally, I would have my posts organised into "categories pages" and was hoping to be able to make posts on more than one page. (see blog for details:

    http://seabedhabitats.org (at present I don't have a CSS upgrade)

    The blog I need help with is seabedhabitats.org.

  2. Question: Is it possible to have more than one post page?
    Answer: No it's not but do read on.

    You cannot post to pages. Pages are static and sit outside the blog structure. With wordpress, you use Categories to organize posts into subjects and then you can add those Categories to your navigation using a custom menu.

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

    Also note that if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page ie. a landing page for your site, and also create a “blog” page for your posts to display on, but that’s optional.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    P.S. This has nothing whatsoever to do with a custom design upgrade.

  3. seabedhabitats
    Member

    Actually I was thinking, whilst it seems unlikely to be able to have more than one post page, I was thinking it might be a better idea to:

    a. organise my material on pages into posts

    b. add categories to these posts

    c.Replace my current "pages" (eg. science, technology, management etc with the category page for science, technology, management...

    Would you agree this is the best solution?

  4. Yes!

    Static Pages sit outside the blog structure. Static pages cannot have Categories and Tags assigned to them. Pages do not appear in our RSS feeds. Most Pages do not have date stamps in their URLs. They have very little “google juice” Other bloggers rarely if ever backlink to static Pages in their published posts. See Better Blogging at WordPress.com: Pages and Posts for more.

  5. seabedhabitats
    Member

    PPS (sorry!)

    Is there any way of changing or removing the following header on the category page?:

    Category Archives: (Category Name)

    http://seabedhabitats.org/category/uncategorized/

    Ideally without the CSS upgrade?

  6. P.S. There is not automatic way to transfer Page content into new Posts. It's a copy and paste job but it will definitely be worth your effort. best wishes with restructuring your blog. :)

  7. seabedhabitats
    Member

    Thank you for the quick reply!

  8. You can change the current default Category from "uncategorized" to another category you create first. You cannot remove Categories Page Names without a CSS upgrade and doubt that you can remove them with a custom design upgrade. However, there's no way I would do that even if I could.

  9. seabedhabitats
    Member

    Thanks again- will work on that!!

    Best wishes
    Seabed Habitats

  10. To clarify where I am coming from I rank SEO (search page optimization), site discoverability and accessibility, above all aesthetic preferences. You're welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)

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