making categories in side bar

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    Hi, I’m new here and I’m a lot confused, I understand how to post & page..atleast I think, but I want the side bar to have categories and sub-categories and it not to be up top near the header….like this

    Recipe – main category
    Chocolate chip cookies – sub category

    I’ve searched all day through the help and support, either I’m just not getting it, or I can’t do what I want

    please help

    The blog I need help with is



    We can’t help you without the URL of your blog, starting with http. As well, have you gone through It answers most basic questions.


    oh sorry, thats the blog address right?

    and yes i’ve looked through that, i tried the the directions but i guess i just dont get it



    At, you organize posts by categorizing them and then you can either put the categories widget into the sidebar, or you can create a custom menu and put the categories into the custom menu. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.


    ok let me look into that and see if i can figure it out, thanks



    You creat categories in your dashboard. You assign sub-categories to parent categories. Category parent – If you want to nest a category within a category, select the parent category. Otherwise leave at None. You display them in the sidebar in a categories widget. There must be one published post in each Category and sub-category in order for there to be anything to display.


    ok i think im screwing everything up. i went to menus and creted, i went to categories and creat it, but its not in the sidebar, did i not do it right, and do i create it under post or page, am i making sense?


    maybe i should just delete and start over

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