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  1. christinabarefoottrimmer
    Member

    There is no number or next at the bottom of my screen to advance to the previous page. I only have two pages of posts (not counting other "pages" I manually created), and it was advancing before, but now the symbol has disappeared.

    Also on separate pages (the ones that have tabs), is it possible to create "sub pages" under pages so I can have a main heading and multiple entries instead of adding entry after entry on one page?

  2. I'm on the Firefox 1.5.0.8 browser and I see the Next Page link at the bottom and when clicked to the next page says Previous Page at the bottom. Was it there before and now isn't?

  3. @christine
    I'm using a firefox 2 browser and also see the next page link. Perhaps you should try force clearing your browser. If you're on a pc then hold down ctrl and click f5 simultaneously.

    P.S. to nosy - the firefox version 1.5.0.8 has some problems with cookies. Don't hang around waiting instead download a firefox 2 version - you'll be glad you did. http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=5206&replies=10

  4. christinabarefoottrimmer
    Member

    Yes, the problem has mystseriously solved itself. This has happened before, problems just clearing up by themselves. I did wait a while before posting the question. Why do these things happen, anyway? I don't want to be come known as the blogger who cried wolf and then get no support.

    So, what about sub-pages below pages, is something like that possible? Or another way to say it I guess would be individual titled posts on separate pages?

    Thanks.

  5. Creating a sub page (Connections theme)
    -> DASHBOARD -> WRITE -> PAGE
    On your write page you will find past the editor box on your right hand side -> a row of blue buttons
    discussion +
    page status +
    page password +
    page parent + click the +plus sign and make your choice of parent page from the drop-down menu
    Complete the sub-page as you would a page or post and "publish".
    When you view your blog the sub-page title will be displayed in your sidebar under pages and specifically will be indented with > under the parent page you have chosen. :)
    All contents of your sidebar are cached and therefore may take a few moments to appear after any change. If the change does not occur as expected clear your browser cache.

  6. christinabarefoottrimmer
    Member

    Thank you, it turns out to be a very easy thing though not obvious at first. I now have added page "children".
    If i have comments on the original parent page (titled "Articles"), will I lose them if I try to copy/paste it onto a subpage (as I did with the three other entries that are now subpages)?

  7. G'morning christine
    You can manage, edit, move and delete comments *carefully* by going to -> Dashboard -> Manage -> Comments. Under each comment you will see " [ Edit | Delete | Unapprove | Approve | Spam | View Post ]"
    There is no method of automatically moving comments. It's basically a copy and paste job :) going back and forth and using the comment boxes on the new sub-pages to enter the comments then editing them from the Dashboard/Manage/Comments area.
    The difference between pages, subpages and posts is that posts have time and date stamps and more importantly they have category tags assigned to them (a method for reader retrieval, while subpages and pages don't. The method you are using of loading everything onto pages rather than posts is contrary to how a blog is normally set up. You may think it facilitates reader use now but IMO over the long term this may not prove to be true.
    Best wishes :)

  8. It will certainly not help your search engine rankings, that's for sure.

  9. Yes indeed. No category tags mean no search engine rankings. You are basically shutting a door to having your content being readily located by readers.

  10. christinabarefoottrimmer
    Member

    Hmmmm. Interesting that you would say that. I have 16 posts so far on my home page, 1 on Articles, with 3 subpages, one 'post' each, and 1 other (Studies) which will get subpages if I ever find any more studies. Oh yeah there's a Hoof Boots page too which I forgot about which was mainly created by reader contributions/comments.

    The rationale I am using is that the "blog", the homepage entries, are content created by me. The "Pages" (articles and studies) are just copies of articles written by other people, and are like "reference" material.

    Isn't this what you are describing? The articles are long so it may seem that I am dumping lots of stuff on pages but it's only 4 entries, to date. The length of the articles is exactly the reason i was looking to split it up into subpages.

    The issue with search engines is interesting. I have specifically noticed that I am getting hits from searches that people are running that directs them to the CONTENT that is buried deep, deep in the article (and I wasn't even aware that content was there till that happened) of the pages but not the titles, so somehow the search engines are finding them. In particular the Hoof Boots page gets a lot of hits that way.

    It seems to be working. Am I doing something wrong?

    PS - the edit/copy/paste of comments, that's just how I redid my pages. If I do that with comments will the commenter's name, avatar, and so forth go with?

  11. @christine
    Re: the PS - no I don't think so. I believe you will have to copy and paste all of the information from the comments.

    Re: the other part of your post. Your blog is your own to do with as you wish. If it were mine I would post the articles in posts and not on pages. I would use blockquotes and clearly stated "by" lines, and I would assign the articles to specific topical categories for easy reader retrieval.

    This is what you have:
    #
    Categories

    * Case Studies
    * Conditions & Treatment
    * For Sale
    * Recommendations
    * Schedule
    * Uncategorized

    As an equestrian and horse owner what would happen if I looked for "navicular" or laminitis" in your categories list? Would I be forced to read through all the posts under Conditions and Treatments to finally locate what I was looking for?
    I clicked on hoof boots more than once yesterday and I noted some images were linked to commercial sites selling hoof boots. I noticed other images with company logos. I also noticed that you had links that folks could use to get to sites that sell hoof boots.
    And I also noticed your were listing horses for sale as a category and had such a post. This is an uncomfortable area for sure. WordPress.com blogs cannot be used for commercial purposes. So from here on I'm going to wish you well and leave you in our Moderator drmike's hands.
    All my best :)

  12. @drmike
    bump

  13. christinabarefoottrimmer
    Member

    Hmmm. I was not aware of the commercial purposes restriction. Even if it is not for my benefit, but a place where someone can go to buy something? That's the same? The for sale ones are just "favors" for friends, and the links to commercial websites, that's a real grey area isn't it? How is it different, than for example, MidTown Lunch that has hundreds of links/locations of restaurants to BUY lunch? But I don't want to break any rules.

    As to your comment about how would someone find something on particular topic, like navicular, I thought titling the post would do the trick. Every post has the name of the problem in it, pretty much. I suppose eventually if I have enough of each type of condition I could make that a category. Thank you, that gives me something to think about. But, that is a different issue than posting articles on pages vs. posting them as posts, isn't it?

  14. Re: But, that is a different issue than posting articles on pages vs. posting them as posts, isn't it?

    Pages do not have category tags assigned to them - posts do.
    bump to drmike

  15. christinabarefoottrimmer
    Member

    But my cases, such as laminitis or navicular as you said, do have category tags, although maybe not ones that reflect the content so obviously.
    I find the blogs with hundreds of categories to be overwhelming and not very useful. I guess there has to be a happy medium.

  16. What time thief is saying is that a blog-structured post with tags will always outpull a page-structured post even with tags in any search engine.

  17. @rain - thank you, thank you and thank you again for correctly articulating this for me. :)

  18. christinabarefoottrimmer
    Member

    TT, I did understand you. At least I think I did. What I don't understand is why you are pointing this out, as my cases ARE blog-structured but they aren't CATEGORIZED as specifically as you suggested.

    Am I missing something?

    Then I have some additional pages with articles, I don't really care about that going to search engines. That is not my content. Just reference material.

    Of course, it's up to me what I do, but I want it to make sense within the set up format too.

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