Hello. If I want to add more information to a page, like an update, how do I do so? For instance, on my main blog page, I could add a new post. But with my other page, I can’t. At the moment, if I want to update one of my other pages, I have to scroll down the page to ‘edit’ and continue or add my updates from there. Is there another way to do this? Secondly, how do I link my main blog page to Home. Right now, my main blog page is linked to my name PY Lab instead. I don’t quite understand the information that is given above. I hope I can get some help. Much appreciated.
Blog url: http://puiyinlab.wordpress.com/
The blog I need help with is puiyinlab.wordpress.com.
Let’s start with this: you can’t post to more than one page on a blog. You can only create the appearance that you have done so.
This explains the differences between posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ that we bloggers create are static ie. they do not automatically update with new content. Only dynamic pages which are automatically created by the software when we publish a post ie. categories, tags, archives pages will update.
There is only one dynamic page for posts that automatically updates in a blog and all posts will display on that page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. By default the front page of the blog will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/
Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page. We organize posts by assigning Categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories pages created by the software into the custom menu. Note that until there is one published post in any category there is nothing that can be displayed on the dynamic categories pages
Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/
There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/
Hi, thanks for your reply. And thanks for the information you have given me which helps. But it still doesn’t help with one problem. If you go to my blog, the first page you see is the main blog page. For example, if you go to ‘my books’ page, and then you want to go back to the main blog page, you can see that there is no ‘Home’ or a tag to go back to the page. Do you know what I mean? At the moment, if you want to go back to the main blog page, you have to click on ‘PY Lab’ the name of my site. Readers going to my blog might get confuse as to where to click. I want to label a ‘Home’ page along with my other menus. I hope this makes sense. Please advice.
I got it fix. Thank you so much.
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