Posting Without Adding To Home Page

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  • #792625

    shimky
    Member

    Hi All

    At WonderfulCinema.com we post very short reviews of what we think are great films.

    Occasionally, we’d also like to post commentaries on wider film subjects but we don’t want these to appear on our main page – we’d rather have these hidden away in a link on our home page. In this way, we wouldn’t mess up the beauty :Op of our home page, where we only want to see film review postings. Our idea is to have some kind of “Articles” link which would drill-down to all the articles we’ve published.

    Is this possible? If so, how? If not, what alternative strategies are there, if any?

    Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and provide input.

    All the best
    Shimky

    The blog I need help with is wonderfulcinema.com.

    #792789

    timethief
    Member

    There is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. The default setting is all published posts displaying on the front page. The alternative is to create a static front page. Begin by creating 2 Pages; 1 for a front Page eg. Welcome (or whatever) and 1 for post to display on eg. Articles (or whatever). After you create the pages you assign them here > Settings > Reading
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    #792805

    shimky
    Member

    Many thanks, timethief. That strategy won’t help me, unfortunately. I guess I am stuck, then, if – as you say – there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts.

    #792806

    You can create a static front page (with no “posts” page) and then categorize your posts as you wish and include those categories in the top navigation using a custom menu. When someone clicks on a category, they will get a listing of only the posts in that particular category.

    #792844

    shimky
    Member

    Thank you, sacredpath, that’s helped me enormously!

    #792931

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can also make the blog posts as per regular posts and not change your configuration at all; the solution is to make them “old” ie change the date of the posts as you’re writing them to a point where they would’nt be on the main page anyway, usually a week or a month old.

    #792935

    shimky
    Member

    What a good idea! Thanks, raincoaster.

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