I would like to bend your ear, pick your brain and tax your fingers hopefully one last time if you don't mind.
The way I post is not my concern posts/pages. just want it to be easy for the group and visitors.
Being a person that makes websites (new to blogging), I generally expect visitors to be able to find everything from the main menu so the can get the information they need for the business. Such as I want them to find what they are looking for easily rather than get frustrated and go to someone elses business.
I guess blogging is different. I am thinking like a website developer.
So I am thinking about going the route of most blogs and use posts instead of pages, only creating one static page that will be the about page and possibly another static page or to as I go.
So for me to change my thoughts I would like to answer a few questions.
1. If using posts rather than pages, there really is not a way make a full list of all of the posts that are made from what I can tell. Am I missing something here?
2. Based on the above question, without a menu structure for the posts other than using the author widget, categories and or key words how does a visitor get to see a list of post headings in a single page list without scrolling through the dynamic page itself?
3. When searching in the blog, or say google, do the search engines look at the titles as well as keywords and categories?
4. Since I want to keep control of what is posted and what is not to make sure our guests are not posting things that are relevant, if I use posts instead of pages and let them create them do they automatically get listed as the author if they are only allowed contributor status?
I hope the answers to the above questions are what I am hoping for. If I can simply set this as a blog I will be much happier as I will only have to invite the contributor in and then approve their articles.
One last thing, I know posts are automatically set for comments. Would you suggest that the comments stay on or removed on the posts?
That's it looking forward to the answers so I can decide if I want the hassle of pages or just use the posts.