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Why is it saying that my blog posts are unavailable?

  1. Why does the website say that my blog posts are unavailable? Every time I try to share the link to my blog with someone, or even when I try to come to my blog to read my posts, the website either says that my posts are unavailable or that they cannot be found. I'm not sure why this is, or how to fix it.

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

  2. Can you give me an example of the exact link you have sent someone recently where this happened?

  3. Sure! I just sent the link that goes to my page. It's -
    ReadingWithLex.wordpress.com

  4. Ahhh, are you referring to this message:

    "Apologies, but no results were found for the requested archive. Perhaps searching will help find a related post.."

  5. Yes! & no matter where I click, I just can't seem to find anything. I'm not very tech savvy, my apologies.

  6. So, the reason that is happening is because you have your front page set to display your latest posts. However, you have not made any posts, so the site cannot find anything to display.

    I do see that you have three posts created, but they are all saved as drafts. They will need to be published before they will show up on your latest posts page and before other people will be able to see them.

    Does that make sense?

  7. Yes, that makes perfect sense. Thank you! I'm just wondering where the 2 posts that I previously published went? I had an "About Me" post, & then a review of a book that I published in a category that I created & named "Reviews". They were there one day, & people could click the link & view them, & then they disappeared. When they disappeared is when that message of finding no results started appearing. The only thing I can find now is my "About Me" section, but I can only find it on the WordPress app. on my iPhone.

  8. You probably created Pages and not Posts.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    Yes that's is what you did http://readingwithlex.wordpress.com/about/

    Troubleshooting – My Pages aren’t appearing
    They must be public pages – not private and not drafts so check the page visibility setting http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-visibility/.
    Public – The page will be visible to everyone.
    Protected – The page is protected with a password you set. Only people who have the password can view a protected page.
    Private – Pages are only visible to blog Editors and Administrators. Private pages are not visible in Reader, feeds, or in any search. A page can be private without being password protected.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    If you have created a custom menu then add the Page to it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages
    Note that you can enable this on your custom menu settings at the bottom of the page:
    Menu Settings
    Auto add pages
    __ Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu

    NOTE: There is no automatic way to transfer text from a Page to a Post. That requires copying and pasting and then deleting the original.

  9. then a review of a book that I published in a category that I created & named "Reviews".

    This is an example of a static page URL. Study it closely and note that no static Page can automatically update.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/basic-blogging/

    This is an example of a category URL. Study it closely please and note that only dynamic category pages can automatically update.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/category/basic-blogging/

    Setting up a menu is easy as pie, provided you know the differences between Posts and Pages, and the differences between static Pages, (which will never automatically update) and dynamic Categories pages which will automatically update when you publish Posts with Categories assigned to them.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/

    Read this carefully http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/posts-on-pages/

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and there are some tweaks you can use to improve your custom menu as well.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  10. In addition to the possibility that you made "pages" instead of "posts", you have a number of posts in your "trash". Things only stay in the trash for 30 days, so you might want to make sure that none of those were put there by mistake.

  11. Okay, I think I've got it! Thank y'all so much for your help!

  12. You're welcome from me. :)

  13. Great to hear.

    Happy blogging.

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