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multiple blog pages?

  1. truthinreligionandpolitics
    Member

    I know there is a way to have a static page as the primary opening page with blog posts on another tab. But is there a way to have multiple blog pages within a single blog so that each tab has separate blog posts? Can you post blog posts to different pages, or only on the "blog" page?

  2. Pages are static and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and 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.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts.
    Choice 1 static front page
    Choice 2 running page for all posts on front page
    Which do you choose? It’s one or the other.
    If you choose a static front page then you have to create two pages as I said above. After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-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 either put the categories widget into the sidebar, or you can create a custom menu and add the categories pages that are autpmatically generated by the software into the custom menu.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/categories-widget/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu
    Creating Sub-Menus > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus

    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.

    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/

  3. truthinreligionandpolitics
    Member

    since there has yet to be a correction to be made for the problem of converting categories to tags, I guess I'm out of luck. I know the difference between the blog page and static pages, btw. Just wondering if there was a way to make multiple blog (new content) pages

  4. . Just wondering if there was a way to make multiple blog (new content) pages

    No, you cannot. There is only one main page for posts in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page.

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