Newbie ques: Internal Links
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
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.
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
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. :)
No problem. :)
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.
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.
worked it out!
YAY! That’s so cool. I love happy endings. :)
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:
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:
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?
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. :(
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.)
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.
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.
Duly noted and bookmarked! Thanks.
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