pages or categories
I’m just getting started on my art site on WordPress and I’m not sure if I should use categories, or pages. I have six different categories for my paintings, is it best to list them as posts with six different categories, or would it be better to create a new page for each category and have six pages? I deleted the blog tab, so that all the images wouldn’t be loaded at one time, on one page.
The blog I need help with is yvettegalliher.wordpress.com.
This is not an either or situation at all. Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ we bloggers create are static. They do not automatically update and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot post to multiple pages in any blog. There is only one main page for posts http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/ in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top.
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 continually updating categories pages created by the software into the custom menu.
Here’s a link to a custom menu walk-through > 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/
Thank you timethief for all the informative links, I’ve looked them over and think I know how to proceed. But, if I mess up I’ll just have to do it again.
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