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Is this possible? I want posts to be able to go to multiple pages or catagories

  1. Hello everyone,

    Recently dipped by toes into the wordpress blogging website world. The blog/website that myself and co-authors would like to create is a multi-page website like we have done so far. Categorize the pages by parent themes; such as lifestyle, entertainment, special interest... and sub themes; such as food, travel, pets etc. However, the issue that we are encountering is the ability to post to an individual category/page theme. We wouldn't mind it also being on the front page, but the ability to have individual/custom post pages is key to having our idea work.

    I am part of wordpress.com and not org, we are not self hosted. But, the lack of customization kinda sucks. Anyone know of a way to customize a theme further, like I want to add in a photo slider, or a forum etc? I am sure it is not possible, but thought to ask.

    Thanks so much and looking forward to some helpful suggestions.

    The blog I need help with is urbanenyc.com.

  2. Howdy!

    Yes, this is possible with Posts, using Categories. Once you create a few categories and/or child categories, you can create and assign some Posts to them. Then you can view all the posts in each category by going to its unique URL -- something like urbanenyc.com/category/your-category-name/ (you can also get to this URL from the Posts -> Categories admin panel).

    Some themes have content sliders -- you can browse themes with Post Sliders on the Theme Showcase.

    If you want to add a photo gallery or slider to any post/page (not theme dependent), you can do so using a Shortcode.

    There's no way to add a forum directly on WordPress.com, but you can always open Comments to foster discussion, and/or create a link to another forum service from your site.

    I hope this helps!

  3. Hi Sixhours:

    That was very helpful. But, one thing I still want to make sure I clarify is can I have posts of a certain category go directly to a page. Lets say I want to blog out food and sports. I have crated two separate pages from the blog page; one name food and the others sports. Can I write a blog post, select either food or sports and have it go to the home blog page as well as the respective food or sports page? If you look at my blog you will see how it's set up so far. I have seen other blogs with categories and the appear on the side like hyperlinks that music be clicked on, rather than live in a nice/clean page that I can have a feature photo for.

    I have also purchased premium theme debut and am debating to use it. I like the clean likes and set up of twenty eleven. Only if I could get a hero slider on the main page and it would be perfect.

    Best,

    MR

  4. Sorry about the typos, auto correct is annoying sometimes.

  5. @marcrichie
    Pages and posts are different. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ Pages are static and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and they do not automatically update. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    You cannot post to multiple pages in any blog. There is only one main page for posts in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page.

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts 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 created by the software when you publish posts 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, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    There is a featured post(s) showcase page on Twenty Eleven.

  6. Thank you timetheif and sixhours, all of my questions are answered. the non wordpress resources are awesome! I have looked at many of the wordpress resource pages provided. But, was still a bit confused. I'm a step by step kinda guy, rather than an overview.

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