How do I link a post to a specific page ?

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  • #1018337

    jciriello
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    I wrote a post and want to organize it to be under one of my specific page headings. How do I do that ?

    The blog I need help with is not-going-out-like-that.com.

    #1018470

    timethief
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    #1018478

    jciriello
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    I added the menus but don’t see the option to link a post to a specific menu in the dashboard.

    #1018483

    timethief
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    As you are referring to single post and not a Category of posts see adding custom links to your custom menu > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-custom-links

    #1018485

    timethief
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    I believe that you will benefit from reading this post as there are many misconceptions about custom menus http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/
    Among the most common misconceptions is that blogger fail to understand that the static pages they create do not automatically update. Only the dynamic pages like Categories, Tags and Archives created by the software when we publish a post we that we have assigned Categories and Tags too will update automatically update with posts.

    #1018530

    jciriello
    Member

    Hi just following up on this to see if I can get some clarification. I realize I am a newbie and am not using the proper terminology at times.

    I created “pages” at the top of my blog to categorize my posts so a reader in the future, can go to the “decor” page and see all my posts related to decor. I have published two posts but can’t figure out how to link them to the page / category at the top.

    #1018531

    timethief
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    Creating static page is the same in any WordPress.com blog no matter what the theme is. Pages we bloggers create are static and that means they do not automatically update. They sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot post to multiple pages in any blog. There is only one main page for posts in a blog and all posts will show on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top.

    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 that will automatically update 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 posts by assigning categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    #1018532

    timethief
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    I created “pages” at the top of my blog to categorize my posts so a reader in the future, can go to the “decor” page and see all my posts related to decor. I have published two posts but can’t figure out how to link them to the page / category at the top.

    Delete those static pages as they will never update. Do what I described above and that includes assigning the Categories such as “Decor” to your posts.

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