Categories and pages.

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  • #785582

    Hey,
    My posts’ categories are going variable and i’m thinking of converting each category into a page. Is there a category to page converter; like the tag converter??
    Thanks in advance,

    The blog I need help with is theaccidentalblog91.wordpress.com.

    #785695

    timethief
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    No, Categories and Pages have no commonality at all — they are completely different. You cannot post to Pages. Pages are static and sit outside the blog structure. With WordPress, you use Categories to organize posts into subjects, and then you can add those Categories to your navigation using a custom menu.

    What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that 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

    #785818

    I see! Thanks!

    #785833

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

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