Trying to post to blog page other than my home page
I’m just getting started. I know that this is an obvious and basic question, but I missed it somehow.
I have several pages I set up on my blog, but whenever I post, it automatically posts to my home page, without giving me an option of which page I want to send it to. I know this is really obvious, and so I am having trouble searching it out in Help or in any other source. I am finding complicated solutions to complex problems, but this is not a complex problem. I know that there is a very simple solution in settings or a button or something I missed or somewhere.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
The blog I need help with is westernspinster.com.
With wordpress, you organize posts by category. See this post by Panos which explains how to do what you want using categories.
Just go to the page and post something there. See my website so you can see what I mean.
They want to have actual “posts” listed on the pages they have created, not just add some content. They want it to be like the main page, but with only certain posts that they choose. You can’t do that with a “page,” you have to use categories.
Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/
What’s critical is:
(1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
(2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page, but we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.
We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.
A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or custom links in your custom menu as well. You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus
Also note that if you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page for your site, and also create a “blog” page for your posts to display on, but that’s optional.
THANK YOU for your help! And all the useful links. This has prevented me from running around in circles.
I did not know that the pages I put on the navigation header were static, and the “home page” is the only one that blog posts are added to. I’m going to create a custom menu for categories once I have posts in all categories, and beef up those main pages off the navigation header. Thanks again, and best regards to all.
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