New blog isn't showing my categories

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    Hi everyone,

    I just put up another related blog (the original is, which seems to be working well right now). But I am trying to get another working properly. This one is, and is for people cooking for reduced-size households.For some reason my categories aren’t behaving for me. I thought I had created a parent category of Downsized Recipes, and then the regular food categories, i.e. “Breads”, etc. But hey are not going under my “parent”, but under “uncategorized”. Can someone give me a hint as to what I am doing wrong? thx ever so.

    The blog I need help with is



    Oh, yes, and they aren’t showing up on my published page either. And yes, I do have recipes posted. I learned that lesson the last time around. :}


    If you mean you want them to be filed under that parent category automatically, you must go to Settings>Writing, select that category as your Default Post Category, click Save Changes.


    As for your second question, what’s not showing up where?



    It appears you may have resolved this as this what I see displayed in your sidebar:
    Favorite Recipes

    • Breads
    • Condiments and Sauces
    • Desserts
    • Hors d’oeuvres
    • Poultry
    • Salads and Salad Dressings
    • Soups
    • Vegetables


    OK, great on the parent category thing. Done, thanks to all. Two issues remain.

    1) When I look at a preview, the two posts I have created separately show up as one, one reigh over the other, instead of as separately.

    2) when I check Preview, my categories with the two recipes in “meat” do not show up. They are all nice and pretty in my dashboard working area now, but don’t seem to be publishing.



    We Volunteers cannot view “previews”. The troubleshooting I recommend follows:
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    Somehow, timethief, I feel the answer will lie in one of your very helpful suggestions. It could be any one of those things, and you have given me a very thorough way in which to work through a process of elimination. You are just the best. Thank you so much for your help, once again. (Be sure to check out some of my recipes. I am famous for my cooking and 60-years-and-counting collection of the very best recipes to everyone who knows me. :})



    You’re welcome and thanks for the kind words. Best wishes for a happy outcome.

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