The Categories widget only displays data and it has no data to display until your publish one post in each Category.
Also note that the reason your front page plays this:
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is simply because you deleted the placeholder Hello World post and it will disappear as soon as you publish a post, not a page.
thank you so much timethief, i will research the links you gave me. i really tried to find it on my own, but had no luck. is there an easier way to find out how to do things?
You can use the learn wordpress.com tutorial which is linked to on the bottom of your Admin page.
thanks again! will give that a try. so far everything has been unclear to me as to how to get what i want on my site. i am trying to get things in order before actually posting anything. didn’t realize that a few things don’t work till you do.
Sometimes bloggers spend days trying to set up Categories etc. in advance. They posts repeatedly to the forum struggling because they have set idea of what they want but don’t have a clue how to achieve what they want.
I think that setting what you want in your main blog aside for awhile, registering another test blog you make private, and simply working through the tutorial step by step until you have mastered everything in the test blog is the way to go. Once you have done that then you have the knowledge and skills and you can focus on developing your main blog. Thereafter you can export the content out of the main blog and import it into the test blog so it becomes a backup blog.
Agreed. I just billed a client $600 for three hours of my time wasted because she refused to go ahead and just publish a post to see what it did to her front page. Blog templates are set up to work with content; with no content, they don’t look or work right.
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