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  1. I wish to link my pages to categories, but don't see how.

  2. You can't. Pages sit outside the blog structure and can't be put into categories.

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/

  3. You can use categories on your POSTS, though. They're different from Pages. Read these two things from the FAQ:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/09/27/how-do-i-add-categories-or-tag-on-the-fly/

  4. I want to be able to link one part of a page to another part of a page. The top would list chapters, and they'd be linked to their location down below. Is this possible on WP? I found "How to create a book" but I don't think that's exactly what I want to do.

  5. I'm not exactly clear on what you are asking. You can insert a link in the first page to the second one but I don't know of a way to link from only part of a page to only part of a another page. http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/07/01/how-to-write-links/

  6. People have requested page jumps before, and apparently it's not possible with what we've got here, not even with Custom CSS.

  7. Ummm I didn't think that was what was meant. If so then "yes" we can have "page jumps" AKA "anchor tags" on wordpress.com blogs http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/06/how-do-i-page-jump/

  8. I must have missed that. Thanks for the update!

  9. No problem :)

  10. Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category? I don't want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page. This is probably something simple, but I've missed it (clueless rookie).

    Thanks.
    http://www.hevencense.wordpress.com

  11. No. There is no way to post ONLY to the category page and not to the main blog page. Blog posts go on the main blog page, and they may go elsewhere as well. That's how WordPress.com blogs are set up.

  12. Short answer: No there isn't.

    Longer answer: A blog has only one page that will automatically update with each new post you make. No other pages are dynamic. They sit outside the blog structure. They are intended for static content that rarely if ever changes and they can only be updated by editing.

    Alternative: You can hire a web host and download a free template from wordpress.org and hack it to suit.

  13. @lowder is. Yes there is kind of. Just use the static front page feature. That is what it does.

  14. Yes, but all the posts will still be in the blog page as well; they won't ONLY appear on the categories page as requested, unless there's some way to hide the blog page itself that I'm unaware of.

  15. I don't know what you mean by the blog page. The home page will only contain static content. The cats only appear when called. That is what the user wants yes?

  16. The user doesn't want the posts to appear on the BLOG per se at all; only on the category posts. S/he doesn't seem to want the blog itself at all, just the category pages.

  17. well, if you don't have a link to the "blog" page available (i.e. only have category pages available), then wouldn't that work?

  18. I don't want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page.

    Seems straight forward. But God knows................

  19. lowder6

    Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category? I don't want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page. This is probably something simple, but I've missed it (clueless rookie).

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/02/20/having-a-static-page-at-the-front-of-the-blog/

    (1) Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category?
    A: No

    (2) I don't want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page.
    To be clear this is not a slice and dice separate sheep from goats situation. This is an all posts on one page scenario. Only one page on a blog will automatically update with each new posts you make.

    You can change which page the posts are displayed on and that's it.

    You can create as many other static pages as you choose. But they are not dynamic and will not automatically update.

  20. (1) Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category?
    A: No

    TT could I just re write this question?

    (1) Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category but not on the front page?
    A: YES. Use a static home page.

  21. Thank you for the feedback, which is appreciated.

    Maybe I should rephrase or try to illustrate the question. If you go to HL's Journey at: http://hljourney.wordpress.com/2007/09/19/principle-2, and look at the sidebar you'll see Categories. There's a drop down menu with 30+ listings of different Categories. That's what I want to do. Those posts seem to be isolated in those Categories rather than part of the Home Page Blog (or maybe I'm misreading them).

    Rather than have 9 million listings as separate Pages on the sidebar, I want to organize similar topics and posts under separate Categories. I figured out how to do a dropdown menu for Categories, but not how to add several categories into that dropdown menu. Is that doable?

    Could use please explain what a static home page is?

    Thank you. http://www.hevencense.wordpress.com

  22. Enter categories here -> Manage -> Cateogories
    Note that the categories entered will not display in your sidebar unless and until one post has been assigned to each one and that post has been published. Also note that this function will become automatic function after that. Every time you assign a category to a post and publish it - it can then be found by your readers by clicking on the category in your sidebar.

    References: understanding blogrolls, links and categories
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/the-difference-between-tags-and-categories/

    I do not recommend a static home page to you because it will not address your issue nor will it make your blog at all like the one you pointed to. If you want to read about them then use this link http://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=static+front+page

  23. lowder6: You are misreading what is occurring on the blog you link to.

    That's what I want to do. Those posts seem to be isolated in those Categories rather than part of the Home Page Blog (or maybe I'm misreading them).

    All posts are allocated to their respective categories and are available via the cat / sub cat link in the sidebar. A selection of the most recent postsappears by default on the *home* page. The number that appear is set by the user in admin. So it is not correct to describe posts as *isolated* in their cats. They are not. For the sake of completeness I just mention that at WP org things can be hacked differently. Not so here at WP com.

    Secondly: You have immensely confused this dialogue (Yes I know that is a split infinitive) by introducing the word *pages*. Pages are a completely different entity from posts anyway and their *categorisation* is both discrete and distinct. Hope that makes things clearer. :)

  24. @atthe404
    Thanks for providing this clarification.

  25. No problem. :)

  26. UTimethief wrote:

    mmm I didn't think that was what was meant. If so then "yes" we can have "page jumps" AKA "anchor tags" on wordpress.com blogs http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/06/how-do-i-page-jump/

    Perfect - just what I wanted to do... Read the instructions which were straightforward enough but just get the following easy tiger message. Do I need an upgrade? Doubt it but It doesn't seem to work. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Kaspar

    Resulting message when testing a new page jump link:

    Easy, tiger. This is a 404 page.

    You are totally in the wrong place. Do not pass GO; do not collect $200.

  27. worked it out!
    Kaspar

  28. YAY! That's so cool. I love happy endings. :)

  29. Ahhhh! forgot the backticks

    Page jump within a page:
    This is the link that will take you to the place on the page you want to jump to: <a href="#codeword">this is the text that will be used as the link</a>

    This goes at the place you want to jump to: <a name="codeword">

    Page jump to codeword in another page:
    This is the link that will take you to the codeword on the other page: <a href="http://pagetolinkto#codeword">this is the text that will be used as the link</a>

    This goes at the place on the landing page where you want to jump to: <a name="codeword">

  30. OK, I've been working on using this today. Got two quick questions: first, this doesn't seem to work at all when there is a more tag in the post. Check out the post at the top of my page today. It seems to work just fine when you have the full post there. Can someone confirm?

    Second - I absolutely could not get the top of the page code as shown in the FAQ to work. I tried every combination that I could think of. Any tips on this?

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