I’m having a hard time to put my blog into a certain topic. I’d really like to be able to specify my blog, for e.g. as an art blog or a humor blog. Please help me! :)
You need to discover the power of categories! They can be used in combo with a custom menu to make your blog look like you are posting to many pages.
You have only one dynamically changing page for posts. Every time you post, your home page updates. You cannot post to a page.
Pages are static, they don’t change, they don’t have time or date stamps, you cannot apply tags or categories to them.
Your home page (front page, blog page) changes each time you add a post. Posts have date and time stamps, and you can organize them with categories.
When you assign a category to a post, then that post can be found with a link to that category. All posts assigned that category will be found with a link to that category.
Because you can link to the list of posts assigned to a category you can also put this link (and links to other categories) into a custom navigation menu.
This way, while you are still posting to only one page, your readers can easily find posts you have made on a specific category (topic).
Sorry, I’m not following. I want my blog to be in a topic. You know when you look up new blogs by searching through different topics? Does that happen automatically if I categories my posts? I’m totally lost
There is no such thing as assigning Topics (Categories and/or Tags) http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/ to a blog. We can assign Categories and Tags http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/ only to Posts, not to Pages. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/ Note: http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts
There’s a misconception that many bloggers have with respect to keywords and Tags. In truth these days search engines pay more attention to your keywords in your content than they do to your keywords in Tags/Categories.
There is only one dynamic page for posts in any blog. By default that is the front page of the blog. Thus, the accurate answer to your question is “you can’t post to more than one page on a blog”.
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/
So far you have only one category. It can be found publicly if someone searches “discovering the world” like so:
from this page: http://wordpress.com/#!/read/topics/
Thank you soo much! :D
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