Hello, I'm having a few problems with the design of my website/blog. I'm trying to make a writing portfolio site of *mostly* static pages. The real site is under construction, but the test model is at http://mcloughtest.wordpress.com. I've tried to set it up so my questions make sense.
My two problems:
1) Is there a way to make a child page "hidden": - ie still public, but only accessible through direct link?
My theme features dropdown menus for each tab that show the child pages for each parent (on my page, see: Blogs and Travel Articles tab). For the Travel Articles tab, I don't want the child pages to appear on the dropdown, I just want to be able to link to them (as seen in the parent page body here: http://mcloughtest.wordpress.com/travel-articles/). I just want to be able to have a list of static pages (ie my travel articles) without any dropdown or tab shenanigans. Can you give any pointers?
2) I know how to have blog posts appear in a different tab, but is there a way to create a tab with a filtered category of posts?
On my test site, I have a tab called "News" which is pretty much just the list of post (http://mcloughtest.wordpress.com/news/). However, I also have another tab, Geek Posts (http://mcloughtest.wordpress.com/geek-post/) which I would like to show all blog posts with the category (or tag) "geek". In a perfect world, I'd love to have the "News" tab filter out any "geek" tag/category posts too, but I'd settle for the "geek" tab working. I've poked around a bit and found a lot of stuff about category widgets, but that seems to be more sidebar stuff as opposed to top tab navigation. Any advice?
Please let me know if you need more information (e.g. what I am trying to do) and I'll try to accommodate. Thank you in advance!
The blog I need help with is mcloughtest.wordpress.com.