Catagories

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  • #1541265

    tomas9701
    Member

    Are themes category limiting? Trying to add categories andddd they don’t show on the site. Tried both a child category and another parent, no luck with either. What am I missing?

    The blog I need help with is tomas9701.wordpress.com.

    #1541337

    timethief
    Member

    Staff did something that eliminated the ability to designate child pages ie. Page hierarchy yesterday in Page attributes. I’ll tag this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1541399

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Themes won’t limit what categories you can add to a post, but different themes may display categories differently on your site. What categories were you trying to add?

    #1541413

    tomas9701
    Member

    I’m learning my way around wp (been bldg html sites for years) and was just trying to add a catagory to see how it’s done. Adding a catagory or a sub-catagory never showed up on the site, they showed up on the dashboard. I’m try to find out what happened.

    #1541417

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You must have at least one published post assigned to a category before the category will show in your sidebar.

    Consider what would happen if the category widget showed a list of categories with no posts? Readers would be confused because they would keep seeing 404 not-found errors because there are no posts to find.

    #1541418

    tomas9701
    Member

    Thank you, I just figured that out. Like I said, I’m just getting started.
    Also thanks to everyone who replied.

    #1541419

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You might find this tutorial helpful in getting acquainted with WordPress.com:
    http://learn.wordpress.com/
    And there is a lexicon with definitions of some of the jargon used here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/lexicon/

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