Posts on Different Pages: Is this something that can be done?
I’ve tried reading the help, but it didn’t seem to answer this, so my apologies if it is.
I know you can create new pages…I know you can create new posts…I know you can set a new page to be the “Reader” page. Can you add a new blog post to a different page, and never have it be seen on the main page, but easily accessible from the page you want it posted to?
I bet that’s confusingly worded, so let me explain. I’m blogging away…and I want my entries to be seen right up front and center when someone visits. I am sprinkling these entries with pictures, mostly for humorous value. I am NO artist…so these pictures are other people’s work, with my horrible editing to help them serve my purposes (should be legal as parody under Fair Use, as I understand it.)
However, I want to credit the original creators of this art, and thank them for doing what they do. I’ve created a secondary page on my blog titled “Apologies and Apologia” for such a purpose. When I post a new blog that uses someone else’s work like this, I want to be able to add a new post to that page, and that page only, crediting the original creator, and linking to the original work. I do not want these entries to ever show up on my main page, as they kinda disrupt the flow.
So…there’s a lot of words for what I hope is a little problem. Solvable, or just not happening?
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The blog in question is a WordPress.com blog…I didn’t add the address because I’m not quite ready for it to go public yet, but if needed, I will.
There is only one page that we can post to in any blog and we cannot prevent any posts we publish from appearing on that one page. By default it’s the front page of the blog that all posts appear on.
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. Here is how we do that. We organize posts by assigning Categories to them and when we publish the software automatically displays the posts on dynamic Categories pages.
Please read this http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ and understand that static pages will never update with posts because they are not dynamic Categories pages.
Create a custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
Add dynamic categories pages to your custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu
Changing the Order of Menu Items and Creating Sub-Menus http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus
Note: that until a post assigned to a Category has been published there is no data that the software can display on a dynamic Categories page.
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/
Much thanks. Not ideal, but workable. I’ll just have to make sure to put up the link to the category page and steer people away from the main page.
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