How to sort categories in wordpress.com
This is the problem; I have three categories (A,B,C) but they’re sorted alphabetically (A,B,C) but I want them sorted “A,C,B”.
How can I do this?
The blog I need help with is whitepillarsinsidethevoid.wordpress.com.
The Category widget will only show your categories in alphabetical order.
Instead of using the Categories widget, you can create a new custom menu (in your dashboard, go to Appearance > Menus) that includes just your categories. You can drag and drop them to be in whatever order you’d like. Name that menu “Category menu”. Use a custom menu widget and choose the “Category menu” as your menu to display.
I have a category lack of knowledge also. Having trouble assigning a category as the parent in order to create a sub-category.
It appears as sub on the dashboard-Category but publishes as separate category?
thetorchblogusa, you can assign child categories by using the custom menu option I mentioned, and dragging the sub/child category to the right so that you get a staggered/stairstep arrangement. Anything indented to the right will be a child of whatever is above it and not indented.
You could also assign a parent to a category by going to Categories (under Posts) and in the edit window, choose a parent category. Note that the parent has to be created first.
Well, “jackiedana”, thanks for your help, but I didn’t want to make a menu/widget with categories, I wanted to order these categories:
Thanks anyway ;)
Note: These are not static pages that bloggers create.
What you need help with is creating a custom menu and adding categories pages, which are automatically generated by the software when we published a post (not a page) to the Categories and/or Tags pages.
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/
See also > Changing the Order of Menu Items and Creating Sub-Menus > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus
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