Allow me to insert my specific questions into a description of what I am attempting to achieve:
On my site, I have in the sidebar a location for "Categories" and a location for "Blogroll" ie "Links".
I want to have three primary categories in the category section labeled "Issues", "Contributors", and "Radio Stations". Under each of these would be the sub-categories as necessary...ie different issues, contributor names, and radio station names.
Question 1: Is there a way to make these main categories "collapseable"? I will have a large number of subcategories and limiting it to the three major ones by default would really clean up the main page.
Under "Blogroll", I wish to have to two categories. One for "Radio Stations" and one for "friends".
Question 2: Thusfar, I have been able to assign links to the appropriate categories, but this in no way changes the way they appear on the front page. In fact, I don't even understand why links would be put into categories if they won't appear as "parent/child".
Question 3: Assuming I can end up actually using categories for links, would having "radio stations" in both "categories" and "blogroll" be redundant? I want links to the stations, but I also want to categorize posts by radio station. Do I need to enter them all twice? One in post categories and once in links?
I hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance for any help. I've seen other's with similar issues, but the wordpress instructions appear to be for early versions and I'm thinking they changed how categories and links worked.