Newbie ques: Internal Links

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  • #143605

    ahlake
    Member

    I wish to link my pages to categories, but don’t see how.

    #143762

    katm
    Member

    You can’t. Pages sit outside the blog structure and can’t be put into categories.

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/

    #143790

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can use categories on your POSTS, though. They’re different from Pages. Read these two things from the FAQ:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/09/27/how-do-i-add-categories-or-tag-on-the-fly/

    #144179

    marcys
    Member

    I want to be able to link one part of a page to another part of a page. The top would list chapters, and they’d be linked to their location down below. Is this possible on WP? I found “How to create a book” but I don’t think that’s exactly what I want to do.

    #144180

    timethief
    Member

    I’m not exactly clear on what you are asking. You can insert a link in the first page to the second one but I don’t know of a way to link from only part of a page to only part of a another page. http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/07/01/how-to-write-links/

    #144182

    raincoaster
    Member

    People have requested page jumps before, and apparently it’s not possible with what we’ve got here, not even with Custom CSS.

    #144183

    timethief
    Member

    Ummm I didn’t think that was what was meant. If so then “yes” we can have “page jumps” AKA “anchor tags” on wordpress.com blogs http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/06/how-do-i-page-jump/

    #144184

    raincoaster
    Member

    I must have missed that. Thanks for the update!

    #144185

    timethief
    Member

    No problem :)

    #144217

    lowder6
    Member

    Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category? I don’t want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page. This is probably something simple, but I’ve missed it (clueless rookie).

    Thanks.
    http://www.hevencense.wordpress.com

    #144218

    raincoaster
    Member

    No. There is no way to post ONLY to the category page and not to the main blog page. Blog posts go on the main blog page, and they may go elsewhere as well. That’s how WordPress.com blogs are set up.

    #144219

    Short answer: No there isn’t.

    Longer answer: A blog has only one page that will automatically update with each new post you make. No other pages are dynamic. They sit outside the blog structure. They are intended for static content that rarely if ever changes and they can only be updated by editing.

    Alternative: You can hire a web host and download a free template from wordpress.org and hack it to suit.

    #144220

    atthe404
    Member

    @lowder is. Yes there is kind of. Just use the static front page feature. That is what it does.

    #144221

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, but all the posts will still be in the blog page as well; they won’t ONLY appear on the categories page as requested, unless there’s some way to hide the blog page itself that I’m unaware of.

    #144222

    atthe404
    Member

    I don’t know what you mean by the blog page. The home page will only contain static content. The cats only appear when called. That is what the user wants yes?

    #144223

    raincoaster
    Member

    The user doesn’t want the posts to appear on the BLOG per se at all; only on the category posts. S/he doesn’t seem to want the blog itself at all, just the category pages.

    #144224

    judyb12
    Member

    well, if you don’t have a link to the “blog” page available (i.e. only have category pages available), then wouldn’t that work?

    #144225

    atthe404
    Member

    I don’t want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page.

    Seems straight forward. But God knows…………….

    #144226

    timethief
    Member

    lowder6

    Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category? I don’t want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page. This is probably something simple, but I’ve missed it (clueless rookie).

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/02/20/having-a-static-page-at-the-front-of-the-blog/

    (1) Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category?
    A: No

    (2) I don’t want every post to show up as part of the regular blog on the Home Page.
    To be clear this is not a slice and dice separate sheep from goats situation. This is an all posts on one page scenario. Only one page on a blog will automatically update with each new posts you make.

    You can change which page the posts are displayed on and that’s it.

    You can create as many other static pages as you choose. But they are not dynamic and will not automatically update.

    #144227

    atthe404
    Member

    (1) Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category?
    A: No

    TT could I just re write this question?

    (1) Is there a way to create new Categories and post to the Category so that the new entry shows up ONLY in the dedicated category but not on the front page?
    A: YES. Use a static home page.

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