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[resolved] Archives - Help I am new to this (6 posts)

  1. kurtvonahnen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have run a Dreamweaver constructed site for a couple years now
    but thought I should jump into the new millenium with a Blog. I
    downloaded WordPress 2.0, then installed "Connections" as a theme
    and even figured out how to change the menu options at the top of
    the header ... something I saw others fail to do.

    Now my question is... what happens when the page is full? -Running
    seemingly forever downscroll. I went to the WP Directions and found
    directions that didn't quite match, so I assume they are directions
    for the previous version.
    How do archives work in 2.0 and how can I set it up?

    Thanks - Kurt http://www.vonconcepts.com

  2. skulled
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To control how long your blog pages are, you need to configure your options from the admin.

    Under the "Options" tab, go to the "Reading" sub-tab, and in there, you will see a setting called "Blog Pages". This is by default set to showing 10 posts per page, i believe.

    So if you want your page length to be shorter, then decrease the number accordingly.

  3. kurtvonahnen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Skulled:

    Thank you for that. After I exceed the 10 posts, will a "previous"
    page/"next" page link kick in... or is that something I have to
    manually manage? If the server thing is an issue, I am a Yahoo
    WebHosting client and my siteis architechtured to have the Blog in
    a sub folder with the index.php in the root directory.

    If it is automatic, then I really don't need an archive listing
    until the blog is sizable -- correct?

    Thanks again.

    Kurt

  4. skulled
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Pagination and Archives are two different things.

    You already have "archives" by default, if you see in your sidebar, you have a section called "Monthly". In a few days, you will January 2006 appear automatically there in addition to the currently displayed December 2005.

    Pagination is done automatically, you do not have to do anything. Once you have more than 10 posts, depending on your theme, you will see a "Previous Entries" link at the bottom of the page.

    Hope that helps.

  5. kurtvonahnen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Skulled;

    Thank you again for the awesomely quick response. I hope my
    learning curve is a quick as usual, and maybe I can help others
    come along? So far this thing works great and I have had zero
    problems - other than my own ignorance.

    I hope it gets the response I am banking on...

    Kurt http://www.vonconcepts.com

  6. skulled
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Glad to be of help :)

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