Link a post to a page
That’s the way static Pages work. They sit outside the blog structure. They have only one comment box for each Page as static Pages are meant for information that rarely if ever changes. Adding to them will simply create a mile long Page that requires scrolling, scrolling scrolling. There will be no cannot be separation of the comments regardless of how much separation you choose to create of sections you add to the Page. IMO you will need to explore another option.
OK, well can I organise my post to a specific page? ie. I want anything to do with music to appear on my tunes page and not on the front page. Do I need to change my theme?
Note that you cannot post to a static Page per say. You can have only one running page in a blog that will display all of your posts on it in reverse chronological order with the most recent post at the top. This is normally the Front page of the blog but you can create another static Page and change it from the Front page to the one you create. That is done here > Settings > Reading
Front page displays
__ Your latest posts
A static page (select below)
* Front page:
* Posts page:
No don’t change your theme. Create a separate page for each audio file, and turn them all into child pages to your “tunes” page. In the theme you’re using, they’ll automatically show up as links in the sidebar when you view the parent page.
Great thanks for the replies.
Ive added a couple of test pages but these only show up in the sidebar which isnt that obvious. Is there any way of getting them to show up in the main body or am heading towards the CSS upgrade. Thanks
In theme that do not display child pages as drop-downs we can use the Pages widget to provide access. See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/pages-widget/
If that does not suit then you can change themes. Currently, the Bueno, Enterprise (2 dropdown levels – Top level – Pages & Sub-Pages – Bottom Level – 10 Categories & Sub-Categories) ), iNove, Inuit Types, Monochrome, Neutra, Notepad, Sandbox 1.6.1, Structure, Twenty Ten, Titan and Vostok themes are the only ones that have dropdowns to child pages from parent pages in the top horizontal menu.
To get them to show up in the main body of the parent page you can either switch to one of the very few themes that do that automatically (see here: http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/parent-page-links-to-child/ ) or add links to them manually.
As timethief already explained, one post or page can only have one comment box: you can’t change that via CSS. With the CSS upgrade you can change the appearance of a blog, not the way it works.
There is more to be considered when choosing to have a Page based structure rather than a post based structure.
Static pages cannot have Categories and Tags assigned to them. Pages do not appear in our RSS feeds. Most Pages do not have date stamps in their URLs. They have very little “google juice” Other bloggers rarely if ever backlink to static Pages in their published posts. Consequently, Page structured blogs have a very difficult time:
1. securing traffic;
2. securing comments;
3. securing backlinks;
4. achieving authority in their niche;
5. achieving Google PageRank.
Posts can have Categories and Tags assigned to them. They do appear in our RSS feeds when published, edited, updated and when comments to them are approved and posted. Pages do have date stamps in their URLs. They have lots of “Google juice”. Other bloggers do backlink to Posts in their own published posts. Consequently, Post structured blogs have much better opportunities to:
1. secure traffic;
2. secure comments;
3. securing backlinks;
4. achieve authority in their niche;
5. achieve Google PageRank.
Other bloggers become aware of Posts via search engine results, RSS feeds, and via social media “update tweets” and social network updating. They also “pass the news along” that a new posts has been published. When bloggers publish posts on related topics they link to the most relevant and authoritative posts found in the most authoritative blogs in their own niche. This is called backlinking and the number of backlinks a blog earns is one of the factors in the algorithm that determines a blog’s Google PageRank.
You can create as many static Pages and sub-pages as you like but the vast and overwhelming amount of Google juice goes to Posts because that’s the way blogs are designed and how they function. The most Google juice of all goes to the Front page of a blog, because blogs are structured in reverse chronological order, and search engines are programmed to locate fresh dynamic content on the front page.
@timethief , reading your above post @ 220.127.116.11.5. i now have a post structed blog thanks to your help :) and since i fixed it about 8/9 weeks ago i’m getting more hits etc , but i also have lots of pages which i keep all my content in and people can scroll through , is that wrong , harry
I rememeber when raicoaster and I gave you a hand with this and I’m not surprised to hear your traffic has picked up.
No it’s not wrong to have static Pages for content that rarelu if ever changes. If the content on those pages is content that you want to receive the widest attention possible, and you want to gets backlinks, authority, and PageRank then I would choose to place and publish that content in Posts, and not in Pages.
all the content is or will be very soon in posts any new posts are added to the pages
any new posts are added to the pages
I do hope what you actually mean by that is that you add the links to the Posts you publish to the static Pages (like an index), as opposed to adding the content in the posts to pages as well, because if you did the latter you would create duplicated content.
quote; because if you did the latter you would create duplicated content.
is that bad
SIGH … Search engine like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask etc. attempt to offer, the best service possible for those using their search engine by delivering the most relevant, and most useful search results. When there are duplicate contents then imagine you are the person searching. What would you find? Wouldn’t it annoy you to when search results produce that same ding dong content in under different URLs? Wouldn’t you consider that to be irritating?
In a blog when we publish Posts the posts are found on the running page for all Posts which is the front page unless it’s been changed. Simultaneously the same post appears in the Archives Pages and in Categories and Tags Pages. So duplicate content already exists in blog without use creating more of it by placing the same content on additional static Pages. By placing the same content on additional static Pages as well we have simply created yet more duplicate content and that leads to less relevant search engine results from search returns.
right , ok , o’dear , SIGH :) more changes then ,i’m keeping myself busy :)
We’ve told you all of this before, more than once. Yes, it’s a ton of work. If you’d taken our advice at the start and made Posts rather than pages you wouldn’t be facing this task now.
I cannot believe how many people are creating non-blogs … there are lame and crippled blogs everywhere … why maim a lovely wordpress.com blog when you can get a free website on the internet?
could you go to the above page please , i have altered it all but 2 posts not that had to do really , harry
I am not responding because you have chosen THE least readable theme we have here. It’s the end of the month and my eyesight is already strained to the limit from doing bookkeeping and accounting. If I keep pushing it I will have a migraine. So I’m sorry but another Volunteer will have to give you a hand with this.
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