Lost my "Posts" page – can i get another?

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  • #918879

    sandy13
    Member

    hi there!
    i am using my blog (http://ecpparents.wordpress.com password shalom) as a website. i made all of the pages into just plain pages with no sidebar and no ability to “post” in chronological order, like a blog. now i’d like to make the page “minutes” into a page containing posts with a sidebar where i can use the archive widget to let people browse minutes from meetings past.
    did i lose my post page forever? or can i create a new page with the blog format?
    thanks so much!

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

    #918991

    timethief
    Member

    One cannot lose a posts 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. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts.
    Choice 1 static front page
    Choice 2 running page for all posts on front page
    Which do you choose? It’s one or the other.
    If you choose a static front page then you have to create two pages as I said above. After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    #919016

    If you actually put your password in your initial post here, that was a mistake and you should change it now.

    #919017

    timethief
    Member

    I’m with you on that. It’s the password to the protected page and I flagged this thread for Staff.

    #919022

    sandy13
    Member

    I posted the password so that you could look at my pages and see what I am talking about. It’s not super-sensitive information and I can change the password when I have a solution to the problem – so no worries!

    timethief – thank you – but i think i’ve messed things up beyond what your instructions would fix!

    i did start out with a running page, of course, and added a bunch of static pages. the running page was my “welcome” page. when i figured out that i wanted my welcome page to be static, i created a static welcome page and then DELETED my original one, which had the running post format. now i’m looking to add a running post page back into the mix!

    so either you totally get what i’m saying and my lack of skills isn’t letting me interpret the solution, or i needed to give more info, which hopefully i just did!

    does this shed more light? thanks for helping, by the way!

    #919024

    sandy13
    Member

    to clarify: it’s not my wordpress password! my pages are password protected and i didn’t want you to look at my blog to try to help and run into roadblocks. my wordpress password is not listed!!!

    #919025

    justpi
    Member

    The “running post format” page is a dynamic page: it’s created on the fly, so you cannot actually delete it. If you want “Minutes” to display your posts, you simply go to Settings > Reading, select that page as your posts page, click Save Changes.

    #919026

    timethief
    Member

    There is only one running page for posts in a blog and it makes no fifference that you deleted the welcome page all you have to do is either
    (1) choose an existing page as the one for posts to display on from the Posts page drop-down, or (2) create a new page as the one for posts to display on first and then designate it here:
    Settings > Reading
    Reading Settings
    Front page displays

    ___Your latest posts
    ___A static page (select below)

    Front page:
    Posts page:

    #919027

    timethief
    Member

    ~~justpi

    #919038

    sandy13
    Member

    THANK YOU for helping me!
    so am i dense if i ask this: does this mean that the posts page (my “minutes” page) has to become the front page?

    #919044

    timethief
    Member

    No
    Settings > Reading
    Front page: whichever one you choose from the Front Page drop-down
    Posts page: Minutes or whichever one you choose from the Posts page drop-down

    #919115

    sandy13
    Member

    OOOH. got it! i see what was happening – i was doing just what you said, but i didn’t have any posts! i expected the text that i entered on the Page to show up as a post. duh.

    now the only problem i’m having is that my post is showing up as an unformatted summary instead of as a pretty formatted post.what’s up with that?

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