getting three columns on my home page
I want to have three columns on my home page that I update separately on three different topics for my blog. My theme says it can create three columns, but I do not know how to activate the three columns. Any help?
The blog I need help with is commonlyconnected.wordpress.com.
The blog linked to your username is wearing the Twenty Ten theme and that theme is a a 2 column theme. The columns you refer to are coded to operate in specific ways only. If you have two then one is for sidebar content ie. widgets only. Please post an active link to the blog in question if it’s not the one linked to your username. Or if it is then go here > Appearance > Themes and select a theme that has 3 columns ie. 2 columns for sidebar content (widgets).
Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/
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
To have three columns of categorical content displayed on the main page would require hacking the theme PHP script files and we do not have access to those. This is a multi-user platform meaning we share all the underlying theme and core wordpress files and any change by one would change it for all others using that theme.
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