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  1. I know this is addressed on WP but I don't understand what it says.
    I have a Home tab, an About tab, a Links tab, and a Photo of the Day tab. Every time I update the Home page with a new post, it shows up as an individual page, but I can't make the Photo of the Day tab be an individual page, the photos are all in a row.
    In very simple language, can anyone tell me how to make other tabs (besides Home) into individual posts?

    The blog I need help with is sofarfromheaven.com.

  2. Read the two links below and make sure you have an understanding of the differences between pages and posts. The second link shows how to use categories to organize posts by subject. The category names can then be put in the top navigation so that people can click on theme to see all the posts in a particular category. The third link below shows how to set up a custom menu for your site. Custom menus have a great deal of flexibility.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/posts-on-pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

  3. I think I understand the difference between pages and posts, and I built a menu and added categories to it, but when I save the menu, I don't see any changes in the blog. I don't see yet how to publish something to a page other than the home page...
    Sorry, but I did say that I didn't understand the WP instructions. Evidently it didn't help much to read them again.

  4. Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
    Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Apearance > Menus and in the “theme location” module at upper left select your custom menu from the pulldown and then click “save”.

  5. Okay, that's fixed. Nice.
    Now... anyone out there able to tell me how to separate uploaded photos on my Photo of the Day "page" into separate posts? When I add a photo I want it to look like a new post looks on my home page.

  6. Pages and posts are not the same. The answer to your question is you can't separate a page into posts - it's static - it's not dynamic.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    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 in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages and custom links in your custom menu as well.

  7. ...anyone out there able to tell me how to separate uploaded photos on my Photo of the Day "page" into separate posts? When I add a photo I want it to look like a new post looks on my home page.

    You have to actually create a category called "Photo of the Day" and then you create posts for each of your photos of the day and then publish those posts. Then you add the "photo of the day" category to your top navigation. When people click on the category, they get a listing of all of your "photo of the day" posts.

    You cannot put "posts" on "pages."

    If you do not want the photos of the day to appear in the main post list on your site's main page, then you can create a static front page for your site and create a new "blog" page to show all your posts, or you could create a category called "blog" and assign all non-photo of the day" posts to that category and put that category into your top navigation.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  8. Thanks very much for your help. It is finally becoming clear. I appreciate your help.

  9. You are welcome.

  10. You're welcome from me too. :)

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