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  1. Is there anyway to post on a specific 'page' and then it appears on your home page as well? For example, if I am writing an article on the Good Deeds page, I want it to come up on the home page as the most recent article posted and then a user can click on the Good Deeds page if they like that article to read more?

    The blog I need help with is rootsraleigh.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there – I am a volunteer and perhaps I can help.

    You could use the Recent Posts Widget in a sidebar on the home page. Here is an article about that:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/recent-posts-widget/

    Let us know if this helps!

    -Cat
    (Volunteer)

  3. @catscholz
    Any and all post to specific page or post on specific pages questions are really custom menu questions. :)

  4. @rootsraleigh

    This is a one or the other situation. You have two choices on any blog

    (1) All posts on the front page.
    (2) Or a static front page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/ and all posts on a different page you create and designate as a front page.

    By default the front page of a blog displays all published posts in reverse chronological order with the most recently published post on top.

    When we publish a post on WordPress software the software automatically creates the same entry in the Archives, and on the dynamic (automatically updating) Categories and Tags pages in accord with the Categories and Tags we assign to that post.

    So when we create custom menu and add the dynamic (automatically updating) category pages to that custom menu we create the appearance (not the reality) of posting to more than one page.

    You need to be aware that:

    1. There are differences between posts and pages described here
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    2. There are differences between static pages we bloggers create https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ that will not automatically update, and dynamic category pages created by the software when you publish a post which will automatically update https://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/.

    3. We organize posts by category assignment prior to publication. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/ and when we publish posts the dynamic category pages they automatically display on are determined by the categories we assign to them.

    So the process you need to use is:

    a. Assign Categories to your Posts. https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories

    b. Create a custom menu https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#1-create-a-custom-menu

    c. Add only the dynamic category page links and category sub-pages into the custom menu that you want to appear in that menu https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/view-all/#adding-category-pages, and arrange them in the order that you wish them to appear in https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/view-all/#changing-the-order-creating-sub-menus

    d. Create pages and sub-pages for static content that rarely changes like About, Copyright, Contact Info, etc. , not for posts https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/

    e. Add any custom links and other items like static pages and sub-pages for static content that rarely changes into your custom menu
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/view-all/#adding-custom-links https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/view-all/#adding-pages
    and arrange them in the order that you wish them that you wish them to appear in https://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/view-all/#changing-the-order-creating-sub-menus

    Please see https://en.support.wordpress.com/customizer/

  5. thanks, @timethief!

    @rootsraleigh, are you able to accomplish your desires with the resources we have provided?

    -Cat

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