link page to a category?

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  • #922599

    opcoa
    Member

    Hi

    I have searched the support and not found an answer but I think this is possible with a custom menu?

    What I am trying to do is have a category called “events” which also has a page tab with the name “events”. I am hoping when the page tab is clicked it will bring up a list of events which are effectively displaying the category.

    Thanks for any help here.

    The blog I need help with is ormskirkparishchurchorganappeal.wordpress.com.

    #922691

    Yes, add the “events” category to all events related posts, and then use a custom menu and add that category to the custom menu along with your pages and whatever else you wish to be in the menu.

    #922786

    opcoa
    Member

    Thank you for the help. I had sort of got this far but seem to have failed at the last hurdle.

    I have created a custom menu and it includes the normal pages as well as the category “event”.

    The problem is that when I look at the blog – only the pages appear on the tabs. The “event” category page is nowhere to be seen.

    I have created the event category and have a post in that category so I thought I had covered everything.

    Any help most welcome

    #922787

    timethief
    Member

    Look here please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    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/

    #922788

    opcoa
    Member

    Thank you

    Everything appears to be as per the instructions – but still no joy.

    The custom menu is the one that is activated. When I created the menu I selected the pages and the event category exactly as requested in the instructions and saved the menu.

    #922789

    timethief
    Member

    The most common misconception bloggers have when it comes to custom menus is that static pages they create and call “catgeories” pages are not Categories pages. The software automatically creates dynamic Categories pages when we publish a post (not a page) with a category assigned to it.

    As your blog is private and Volunteers cannot see what you have done I’m sorry but I’m moving on to help someone else.

    #922791

    opcoa
    Member

    I dont see how a misconception is relevent. Either the instructions are followed – or not.

    But thank you for your comments anyway.

    #922792

    timethief
    Member

    Please check this comprehensive article out > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    #922798

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Once you’ve named and created your Custom Menu, make sure you’ve set it as the Primary Navigation in the Theme Locations Module and save.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    Don’t know why TPTB don’t emphasize that more in the Support doc. Seems the one step that most people overlook.

    #922806

    justpi
    Member

    We cannot really help if we can’t see the blog. If you wish, you can temporarily switch to the middle privacy option so we can check things and tell you what’s wrong.

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