Newbie ques: Internal Links

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  • #144228

    lowder6
    Member

    Thank you for the feedback, which is appreciated.

    Maybe I should rephrase or try to illustrate the question. If you go to HL’s Journey at: http://hljourney.wordpress.com/2007/09/19/principle-2, and look at the sidebar you’ll see Categories. There’s a drop down menu with 30+ listings of different Categories. That’s what I want to do. Those posts seem to be isolated in those Categories rather than part of the Home Page Blog (or maybe I’m misreading them).

    Rather than have 9 million listings as separate Pages on the sidebar, I want to organize similar topics and posts under separate Categories. I figured out how to do a dropdown menu for Categories, but not how to add several categories into that dropdown menu. Is that doable?

    Could use please explain what a static home page is?

    Thank you. http://www.hevencense.wordpress.com

    #144229

    timethief
    Member

    Enter categories here -> Manage -> Cateogories
    Note that the categories entered will not display in your sidebar unless and until one post has been assigned to each one and that post has been published. Also note that this function will become automatic function after that. Every time you assign a category to a post and publish it – it can then be found by your readers by clicking on the category in your sidebar.

    References: understanding blogrolls, links and categories
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/the-difference-between-tags-and-categories/

    I do not recommend a static home page to you because it will not address your issue nor will it make your blog at all like the one you pointed to. If you want to read about them then use this link https://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=static+front+page

    #144230

    atthe404
    Member

    lowder6: You are misreading what is occurring on the blog you link to.

    That’s what I want to do. Those posts seem to be isolated in those Categories rather than part of the Home Page Blog (or maybe I’m misreading them).

    All posts are allocated to their respective categories and are available via the cat / sub cat link in the sidebar. A selection of the most recent postsappears by default on the *home* page. The number that appear is set by the user in admin. So it is not correct to describe posts as *isolated* in their cats. They are not. For the sake of completeness I just mention that at WP org things can be hacked differently. Not so here at WP com.

    Secondly: You have immensely confused this dialogue (Yes I know that is a split infinitive) by introducing the word *pages*. Pages are a completely different entity from posts anyway and their *categorisation* is both discrete and distinct. Hope that makes things clearer. :)

    #144231

    timethief
    Member

    @atthe404
    Thanks for providing this clarification.

    #144232

    atthe404
    Member

    No problem. :)

    #144270

    ivk2
    Member

    UTimethief wrote:

    mmm 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/

    Perfect – just what I wanted to do… Read the instructions which were straightforward enough but just get the following easy tiger message. Do I need an upgrade? Doubt it but It doesn’t seem to work. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Kaspar

    Resulting message when testing a new page jump link:

    Easy, tiger. This is a 404 page.

    You are totally in the wrong place. Do not pass GO; do not collect $200.

    #144271

    ivk2
    Member

    worked it out!
    Kaspar

    #144272

    timethief
    Member

    YAY! That’s so cool. I love happy endings. :)

    #144274

    Ahhhh! forgot the backticks

    Page jump within a page:
    This is the link that will take you to the place on the page you want to jump to: <a href="#codeword">this is the text that will be used as the link</a>

    This goes at the place you want to jump to: <a name="codeword">

    Page jump to codeword in another page:
    This is the link that will take you to the codeword on the other page: <a href="http://pagetolinkto#codeword">this is the text that will be used as the link</a>

    This goes at the place on the landing page where you want to jump to: <a name="codeword">

    #144276

    vivianpaige
    Member

    OK, I’ve been working on using this today. Got two quick questions: first, this doesn’t seem to work at all when there is a more tag in the post. Check out the post at the top of my page today. It seems to work just fine when you have the full post there. Can someone confirm?

    Second – I absolutely could not get the top of the page code as shown in the FAQ to work. I tried every combination that I could think of. Any tips on this?

    #144277

    ellaella
    Member

    I can confirm that they work fine with the full post but not with the more tag. They are different urls, so I wonder if that has something to do with it?

    On the second point, I am lost in the woods. Sorry. :(

    #144278

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Thanks, ellaella. I’ve sent feedback on this. Why in the world would the more tag override the page jump? (Then again, why does the more tag cut off the full feed? Seems to me there’s really something wrong with the more tag implementation here.)

    #144279

    ellaella
    Member

    This is baffling, Vivian. I tried again, accessing the full article both with “more” and by clicking it from your sidebar. And they work fine that way, even though they are different urls (I don’t know why I’m focused on that).

    With more volunteers around in the afternoon, I hope someone who can really help you will see this.

    #144280

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I got an answer from support:

    It can’t jump to somewhere it can’t see – and until More is clicked the jump has no end so it doesn’t work

    The moral of the story: don’t use page jumps AND the more tag.

    #144281

    ellaella
    Member

    Duly noted and bookmarked! Thanks.

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