Moving a bloc of posts
Blogs are designed to display our posts in reverse chronological order with the most recent post appearing on top. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts (the front page, unless we create a static front page and another one for posts), and on the Archives pages and on the Categories and Tags pages that we assign to the posts. We do nothing -it’s automatic.
There is no such thing as moving blocks of posts. We set how many posts we wish to display on the front page of our blogs here > Settings > Reading
Blog pages show at most __posts
set and then click “save changes”
Ok. I guess what I want to do is to create a new static page, and then I can copy my older posts to that page. Right now I am in the middle of documenting a year and I would like all the posts for 1967 on one page, and 1966 on the other, rather than have one running page of posts with both intertwined. Does that make sense?
After playing around with it, I think I understand what you are saying. Unfortunately, I began this blog in the middle of the year, chronologically, so the reader finishes the journey before it actually begins. I guess it is a surreal journey. :)
Thank you, though.
I would create a Category for Years and sub-categories for each year (hierarchical structure). Then I would edit the posts and assign them to the posts. The last step would be to create a custom menu and include the Categories and sub-categories for the years in that custom menu.
You cannot post to pages. Pages are static and sit outside the blog structure. With wordpress, you use categories to organize posts into subjects and then you can add those categories to your navigation using a custom menu.
What’s critical is:
(1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
(2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.
We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. 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.
A custom menu allows you to display Categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages and custom links in your custom menu as well.
These are the how-to instructions:
1. You create a custom menu. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
2. You add the Categories you want to display and arrange them in the order you want.
3. Then you add and drop and drag the sub-categories below the appropriate Categories, and when you have everything arranged in the menu that you want you save the menu.
4. Go to the “theme location” module at upper left on the menu page. Select your custom menu name from the pull-down labeled “primary location.” Click the save button in that module.
5. Refresh your browser so that it isn’t possibly pulling a cached page, and view see your new menu with Parent pages and drop-downs to sub-pages.
This is so great! Thank you for taking the time to explain it. I will try this over the weekend, when I can relax and follow your instructions to the letter. Molte grazie!
You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)
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