I am newer to WordPress…
When i make a new post how do i select the post to go in the correct category?…example. Being that i am making a sports blog and want to make a post about football..how do i only place it in the football category instead of leaving it on the main page of the site?. Thanks
The blog I need help with is playrxchange.wordpress.com.
Standard practice for blogs is to have the most recent Post on the front page so your visitors always see the most recent ideas;
How to do categories: http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
There is a lot of good information in the Support Doc’s – they have done a good job here:http://en.support.wordpress.com/
auxclass has provided you with a link to instructions for adding Categories to your posts. My comment here is focused on display of your Categories in the horizontal menu of your blog.
Staff have provided this support documentation entry for those who want to structure their blog like a website which is what you want to do. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/
What’s critical is to understand when creating a website structure is the following:
1. The differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
2. There is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for post and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages.
3. We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. Although there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance we have done so by creating a custom menu. In that custom menu displaying Categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation to achieve what you want.
These are the ho-to instructions:
1. You create a custom menu. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
2. You add the Categories you want to display and arrange them in the order you want.
3. Then you add and drop and drag the sub-categories below the appropriate Categories, and when you have everything arranged in the menu that you want you save the menu.
4. Go to the “theme location” module at upper left on the menu page. Select your custom menu name from the pull-down labeled “primary location.” Click the save button in that module.
5. Refresh your browser so that it isn’t possibly pulling a cached page, and view see your new menu with Categories and drop-downs to sub-categories.
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