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The order of my pages

  1. I cant figure out how to set the order in which my different pages appear at the top of my blog. It seems that they are automatically being places in alphabetical order but I would prefer that I be able to set them to a custom order that makes more sense. How do I alter the order of my pages?

    Thank you!

    -Steph

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

  2. There are two approaches.
    1. If you have only pages in your horizontal menu and that all your want in it see here please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-attributes/#order

    2. But creating 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 Tags 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
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages-to-your-menu
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus

  3. These two articles will show you how to make a custom menu:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  4. 3. Pages are static and sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot put posts on "pages." All posts will show on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. See this support document on the differences between pages and posts.

    At wordpress.com, you organize posts by categorizing them and then you can either put the categories widget into the sidebar, or you can create a custom menu and add the categories into the custom menu.

    If you do not want all the posts to show on the main page, then you can create a static front page for your site. If you wish, you can also create a "blog" page, but that's optional.

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