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Two blogs in one blog. How??!?

  1. I have a blog. I've added a page instead of posting the images on the page as blogs (but there are starting to get too many and I want them to be blog posts). I wanted to have it so one category appeared as the home page and just like normal, but I want the other category to appear on a separate page and not in the blog home page.
    Is there any way of doing this?
    Please help! Because I'm not quite sure what to do!

    http://mythoughtfortheday.wordpress.com <-- it's the submit yours page that I want to be it's own blog rather than page.

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

  2. There is not automatic way to convert a static page into a post. You have to copy and post the content form the page into a post, publish the post and then delete the page. Post vs. Page

    I wanted to have it so one category appeared as the home page and just like normal, but I want the other category to appear on a separate page and not in the blog home page.

    You are confused if you think that Categories are your front page. By default the running page for post in your blog is the front page. Categories can only be assigned to posts and not to pages. 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
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/posts-on-pages/

    Also note that if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create 2 pages first 1 will be static front page for your site, and the other will be a “blog” page for your posts to display on. Then you can go here and assign them correctly > Settings > Reading.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

  3. So I think I found a way to do this using plugins. I'm not sure if you are a plugin person or not, but I'm not a dev. so I had to find a workaround.

    I was trying to make my main blog page look different then a category blog page and with different content. Basically I wanted two blogs and it now functions this way. I would recommend three plugins that helped me to get the job done: Advanced Category Excluder, Widget Logic, and Redirection. It was a matter of being able to exclude certain posts from our main blog page (Advanced Category Excluder) then being able to exclude sidebar menu widgets from certain categories (Widget Logic). The Redirection plugin allowed to direct the logs category link that is part of our theme back to the main blog page.

    I hope these plugins will help someone else out. If you are curious about what it looks like then check out http://www.creeksidebiblechurch.org/sermons (this is a category page) and http://www.creeksidebiblechurch.org/blog (this is our main blog page).

  4. Your blog is a WordPress.ORG install and runs very differently to a WordPress.COM blog.

  5. @revivedchurch
    You have posted in error to the wrong support forum. This is WordPress.com. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins or third party themes into them. Those found on the internet are for WordPress.ORG installs which run on different software.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    This support entry explains the differences between free blogs being free hosted by WordPress.COM and free software installs for self hosting available from WordPress.ORG > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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