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(Monthly) archiving widget not working

  1. Hi. I'm new here and to blogging so if I've done something wrong I apologise.

    I've just set up a WordPress account (twistedcharlotte.wordpress.com) and I'm gradually working my way around it and sorting it out &c.. I would like to set up an archive widget, which I have done on my page, and although I have 3 posts from March (each one dated by me and not by the theme) they are not showing on my archive list on the sidebar. I have followed all instructions to the letter but it is still not working. Am I jumping the gun a bit here? My BLOGGING page is a static page as I could not find the initial page to work on and change its contents (shows 'page not showing/listed &c.). Is it because the page is static it is not working? I would like this to work as I would like to make this as professional as possible in the look.

    I chose the RESPONSIVE theme because, having A.D.D., it is clear, clean, crisp and easy on my eye. One negative: I would prefer 2 additional menus as opposed to a header and a footer because I'm not sure what they would be used for.

    Also - my tags aren't working in the theme either. I know it's a different subject and I apologise for adding it to this post.

    Any and all help is gratefully received.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Cee Jay.

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

  2. thistimethisspace
    Member

    Hi there,
    Posts and Pages are not the same http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    Archives widgets display permalinked Post titles only http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/archives-widget/

    These are not Posts. They are Pages Blogging
    Welcome and About Me
    Disorders
    Parental Abuse
    Paternal Grandparents
    Rape
    Relationships after the Rape
    Me and s-e-x
    Who and What keeps me Sane/Grounded
    Contact

  3. thistimethisspace
    Member

    I think it may be a good idea if you used the step by step tutorial provided by Staff. It's linked to the bottom of your Admin page at http://learn.wordpress.com

    I believe that you will also benefit from reading this post as there are many misconceptions about custom menus http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    Among the most common misconceptions is that blogger fails to understand that the static pages they create do not automatically update. Only the dynamic pages like Categories, Tags and Archives created by the software when we publish a post we that we have assigned Categories and Tags too will update automatically update with posts.

    We organize Posts by assigning Categories and/or Tags to them. Then we add the dynamic Categories and/or Tags pages to the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-tag-post-format-pages

  4. Hello

    Thank you so much for giving to me some of your valuable time in pointing me in the right direction in regards to my intial query. I have since re-done the site by making BLOGGING a post and not a page and it appears to be working.

    Thank you again.

    With blessings.

    Cee Jay

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