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Post won't show up on front page?

  1. I just published my first post on the blog withoutbacon.wordpress.com -- when you go to the page, you can see it under "Recent Posts". But for some reason it doesn't show up on the front page of the blog. Anyone know why? I must be missing something really obvious... thanks!

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

  2. Did you change your posts page to something other than the front page in your reading settings?

  3. @withoutbacon
    Will you please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question so we can provide accurate answers to your questions?

  4. If the is the blog in question http://withoutbacon.wordpress.com/ then the reason your have 404 (page not found error) message on the front page is because you deleted the Hello World placeholder post. When you publish a post not a page it will disappear. However, you have published only pages, not posts.

  5. Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page, but we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.

    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 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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus

    Also note that if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page for your site, and also create a “blog” page for your posts to display on, but that’s optional.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  6. If you would like to link your username to you blog so it can be instantly located that's easily done. Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Website‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

  7. @micahcooksey, yes, that was it, the reading settings were set to "a static page", and I had in fact deleted the "hello world" page. Thanks!

  8. @withoutbacon

    I had in fact deleted the "hello world" page.

    You're welcome from me.

  9. @withoutbacon

    I had in fact deleted the "hello world" page.

    You're welcome from me.

    Sorry tt -- thank you as well!

  10. @withoutbacon
    No problem. As you are structuring the blog as a website I have provided step by step instructions above for creating a custom menu above. I also included how to create a static front page in case that's what you want to do. Best wishes with your site. :)

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