Why can't I see page attributes on the "add a new post" page?

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  • #696631

    carolmontana
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    I want to add a new post to a subpage, but on the add a new post page, I can’t see the module that makes that possible.
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    #696778

    evarlese
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    Hi there,

    I’m afraid you cannot add a post to a page, as pages contain “static” content. However, you can use Categories to group your posts together.

    For more information on Categories, and how to use them, please visit:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/

    #696919

    carolmontana
    Member

    Perhaps I’m not describing the problem correctly. I’m talking about add a new page to a parent page, which I do all the time. This time, there was no module to help me do that. There was nothing on the right side of the page that said “parent” or anything like that. My Live Writer was down and I had to post on WordPress, which I hate having to do.

    #697036

    chrisrudzki
    Member

    Hi there,

    Could you please make sure the Page Attributes module is enabled in your Screen Options?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/

    #697053

    carolmontana
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    When I click “Screen Options” the following is all I get. No option for page attributes.

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    #697061

    Okay, I see the problem here. You’d initially mentioned wanting to add a post to a specific page. This actually isn’t possible as posts and pages are separate types of content. We have more details on this in our support docs.

    The page attributes box will only show when creating a new page. For posts it won’t appear.

    #697066

    carolmontana
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    Thank you, thank you. You are absolutely right. I am so used to using LiveWriter, which is now second nature to me, that WordPress is still something of a mystery.

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