Hi– Just recently started building a premium theme: Chronicle. I’m still back in the stoneage. My only past experience has been Front Page, which I loved. I find most of the WordPress instructions rather difficult to follow. They seem to suggest pre-knowledge, which I don’t possess. Right now I’m struggling with my two first posts which are listed as “uncategorized.” I’d like them listed as “Viewpoints.” I’ve gone to the Categories page and entered “Viewpoints” and checked it. I’ve been told to uncheck “uncategorized,” but I can’t find a place to uncheck it. On several occasions I’ve been sent to pages of instructions for explanations. The trouble is, one is often told what to do without explaining how to do it. I would greatly appreciate some detailed instructions on where and what to click to switch from the designation “uncategorized” posts–to “Viewpoints,” and have it show up on my home page. My blog url is http://www.MartinJRyansAmerica.com.
Thanks for help.
The blog I need help with is threeatthecenterofrage.wordpress.com.
Edit each post http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
Once you open the post in the editor you can Add Categories via the Categories Module http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/#adding-categories-via-the-categories-module
I’ve been told to uncheck “uncategorized,” but I can’t find a place to uncheck it.
Also read this so you can create your own default category to replace “uncategorized” with. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/#setting-the-default-category
Thanks. I went to Dashboard–Posts– saw my two posts–found no reference to edit or editing. So how to edit? The place you sent to me showed a nice picture with no way to reach it. The reference pages I’m sent to are all the same. They show pics that are too small to read and not viable–nothing to click on.
Default Categories page sent me to Settings & Writing–went there and saw Default Post Categories with a small bar window containing the word”uncategories” and a down arrow. Period. What to do with that?
No instructions. Stuck as usual.
Go to Dashboard >Posts > All Posts
locate post by title
hover over post title
click the Edit link that appears when you do that http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
I beat you to it. I just did. I was running the cursor all over the text and spied the edit. How dumb can I be? Thanks again, but I’ll be back.
Hooray! You found it.
There’s a step by step learn wordpress.com blogging tutorial at http://learn.wordpress.com that may be helpful.
Been writing a political article to be published elsewhere before inserting it into my WordPress blog. I’m wondering–my blog’s title:
“America, America, Of thee I Sing the Blues”
If you know: Do I have to copyright the title? If so, how? Or is it automatically covered?
Your wisdom appreciated.
No you do no have to copyright any Tile. In fact, you can’t.
Been writing a political article to be published elsewhere before inserting it into my WordPress blog
Creating duplicate content across sites is to be avoided at all costs. Those who use search utilities expect to receive the results that point to the single site any article is published on. As a researcher nothing, absolutely nothing, peeves me off more than being faced with duplicate content. Read this so you understand what Google’s position is on this https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en
You’re welcome. :)
I just read your insert on “duplicate content.” The publisher always insists that it be the first and only for a brief period, and I oblige for perhaps two weeks. I’ve already designed a banner (in library) for this article. I hope this is not perceived as “duplicity.”
Don’t get it. I go to the admin page. Every time I paste my new post into the proper window the entire thing winds up in the TITLE bar. I try inserting the title in that bar first, then paste the post into the proper window. Makes no difference–everything slips into the bar. I tried trashing it several times–discovered the whole post is now in a vertical column on another page, with seemingly no way to get rid of that. Help will be most welcome.
Duplicate content is duplicate content and rest assured that Google’s
s Penguin algorithm can detect it and the result may be that the original post on your site post will be demoted in search ranking and the duplicate post will be sent so far back into the search results that the sun won’t shine on it either. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en
I go to the admin page. Every time I paste my new post into the proper window the entire thing winds up in the TITLE bar.
Are you creating your post here > Dashboard > Posts > Add New?
If you are then it will be a standard post format with both a title field and body field. If you insist upon using this location https://wordpress.com/post/ then your issue is that you are creating a post format called an “Aside”.
Aside for brief snippets of text that aren’t quite whole blog posts, such as quick thoughts and anecdotes.
What has worked in the past and what I tried several times yesterday is:
Go to “Site admin” which takes me to “Dashboard”– then “Posts”–then
“Add new,” then under “Add new Post”–“Enter title here.” Which I did. This being a new day with the sun shining bright, I will try again and maybe it will work. I’ll be back.
Okay, this time I instead went to my blogs, clicked “America, America…” then “Add new Post” “Add title” then pasted in the post & categorized it as “Viewpoints.” It worked! It’s published. Then I goofed. Went to Appearances–Headers to select my appropriate banner image. Clicked on it to accompany my post: “The Amendment Scam.” Trouble is it displayed as a permanent heading above everything, and not in the alternating–fading– banner images, nor with my new post. Wisdom please, timethief, for one so stupid as me. Thanks.
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