Would like to put blog on a "page"

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  • #981489

    leeandkarla
    Member

    To be more exact, I want to do what has been done on this site: http://hypebeast.com/ when you go to one of their pages, like “Style” and click on “Streetsnaps” it goes to a page of posts. i would like to do the same thing – but I have no knowledge of HTML or anything.

    I dont have a .com domain, if that’s relevant, and my theme is the morning after. I’d like to keep my homepage as it is – with one featured post. Is it possible that I post under a category but the post is not shown on the home page as latest post? Is there a way to show one featured post on my homepage, and put all my posts under their respective category by putting the categories as pages?

    So the post would appear only on the “page” and of course under its category. Is something like this possible? Basically, what they’ve done at Hypebeast…

    I hope i explained myself well, im new to wordpress and don’t understand much or anything about HTML. I really appreciate any help so thank you in advance to anybody who answers!
    Blog url: http://paperportraiture.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is paperportraiture.wordpress.com.

    #981615

    timethief
    Member

    This Guide to The Morning After is where to start as it explains how the theme is designed to operate.

    #981616

    timethief
    Member

    There is only one dynamic page for posts 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 add the dynamic categories pages created by the software into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    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/

    #981815

    leeandkarla
    Member

    Hi timethief, thank you for your reponses. As for the morning after theme, I think i understand how it works well enough – I’m happy with how it shows only one post, summarized, and any featured post I choose to show on the homepage. As for organizing posts, I also did know that it’s done by assigning categories to them, yes. However, what are dynamic categories?

    I think I understood what you wrote about the categories and custom menu, but will I be able to accomplish what I wanted to? Do you know how I could do it? Will I have to change my theme to twenty ten or twenty eleven in order to do this? Thank you very much for the links, they’re helpful.

    If you know how I can do this, maybe you can give me a bit of a step by step ..? (whether it’s changing my theme and applying the above changes with custom menus) I know how to change themes lol, but I’m not too sure if i understand how to make the category pages. I’m also afraid of changing themes and messing around but then not being able to go back to what I had.

    Thank you very very much for your help! I’m reading through those pages now.

    #981816

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    However, what are dynamic categories?

    Actually what you are asking is what are dynamic category pages. These category pages are dynamic because whenever you add a post to that category, the category page changes (dynamically) to add the new post. Here is one of your category pages:
    http://paperportraiture.wordpress.com/category/food-and-recipes/

    You can make a custom menu which includes links to that category page (or any or all of your category pages).

    #981817

    timethief
    Member

    ~~1Tess
    Thanks for your explanation. :)

    #981818

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ~~sometimes it helps to explain the same thing in a different way—hope it helps anyway.
    happy Saturday!

    #981819

    leeandkarla
    Member

    Ok i think im figuring out how to do it by using custom menus, thank you so much timethief! i really appreciate the help you gave me, and these very useful support links!

    #981820

    timethief
    Member

    You’re most welcome and best wishes with your blog.

    #981824

    leeandkarla
    Member

    Thank you! But, now i have another problem, haha. Should I post a new question or can I bug you with one more thing?

    #981825

    timethief
    Member

    Hi again,
    If it’s on a different issue please use this link to create a new thread to prevent confusion > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/?new=1

    #981826

    leeandkarla
    Member

    Oh sorry Tess, my computer didn’t load the top part of the page and i missed your comment. Thanks for explaining. As I said i signed up about a week ago and I’m no good at any of this stuff. So thanks again, both of ya!

    #981827

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Don’t worry. All of volunteers have the same goal: to help folks with using wp.com effectively. I hope my comment helped.

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