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Need a theme with categories and subcategories

  1. I'm starting a blog that will be lists: two main categories and unlimited sub-categories under the two main categories. I would also like to upload my own photo instead of using the one that is provided. Are there any WordPress themes that come to mind that would meet this criteria? Thanks!

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

  2. Categories and subcategories is a feature present in all wp.com themes.

    If by photo you mean the header image, all themes with a header image allow you to upload your own in place of the original. List here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/header-images/

    And please link to your blog when asking questions, or (better) make your name link to your blog (Users > Personal Settings: scroll down to Account Details, paste your blog URL in the Website field, click Save Changes).

  3. First of all, thank you for your assistance. I love this forum; everyone is so helpful.

    Secondly, I'm confused by the words parent, child 1, child 2 and 1 grandchild. Does this mean the parent is the main (landing) page and the children are the categories and the grandchild is the subcategory? I'm trying to list books under the categories Fiction and Non-Fiction. Then under those categories, I'll need subcategories like Children's Books, Mysteries, Romance, Self-Help, Cooking, etc. What should I look for in the theme descriptions? Thanks again.
    patsyporco
    http://www.patsyporco.wordpress.com

    P.S. I changed my settings, but my name didn't link to my blog.

  4. You're welcome.

    As far as categories and subcategories are concerned, you shouldn't look for anything in the theme descriptions: categories work the same in all themes.

    No, the parent isn't the main page: the main page displays your latest posts in reverse chronological order, regardless of category. Categories are just as you said: Fiction and Non-Fiction will be your parent categories, the rest will be child categories. See here too:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/

    And your name does ilnk to your blog now.

  5. The only thing that may differ from theme to theme is where you can display your list of categories: top nav menu, or sidebar, or footer.

  6. Thanks for taking the time to help me. Just one more question and I'll leave you alone: I misspoke (miswrote?) when I said I was starting a blog. I'm starting a website, using WordPress templates. I don't want my lists to go backwards; i.e., you said your newest posts appear first. I want my lists to be stable and expandable. Is that possible? I'll say a prayer for you, since that's the only thanks I can give you.
    patsyporco
    patsyporco.wordpress.com

  7. When you view your blog front, you see your latest post first: that's the way all blogs work. Same thing when you click on a category tab: you'll see the posts filed under that category, latest one first.

    If you don't like that, you can set a static page as your front, and you'll need to create an index page with links to your articles arranged in any order you like. The front page can be the index page itself, or an intro page.

    The disadvantage is that category pages are updated automatically, while your index page will have to be updated manually each time you publish a new article.

    If you settle for that, you can even do away with posts and categories, and publish your articles as static pages instead of posts. Static pages aren't arranged chronologically (in most themes they don't even display a date stamp).

  8. Thank you so much. You have no idea how helpful you've been.
    patsyporco

  9. You're welcome.
    In case you need them, instructions on static front page here (you won't need steps 4-6):
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/
    Instructions on creating links here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/

  10. My picture isn't in the box beside my post. I would like to put in a few photos and an album to show a few ma made islands, Dubai, Pacific and Indian Oceans. We have a few in the US, Canada, Airports etc and many high rise developers have added to seawalls and extended shorelines. I also have the research on wave refraction from Dubai, shore and man made island, and the people designated to contract them for the development.

  11. Thank you again.
    patsyporco

  12. Dear Adam,
    I read the info on the links you gave me and watched the video and they are exactly what I needed. Thank you very very much for taking the time to help me.
    Patsy Porco
    patsyporco.wordpress.com
    spbroundup.com

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