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  1. BetsyCrocker
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi everyone!

    I apologize if this problem has already been resolved, but I was unable to find it on the site.

    I am currently running http://www.betsycrocker.com and would like to know if there is a way to generate the pages at the top (recipies & DIY Tutorial pages mostly) based on the categories assigned to different posts.

    I see a lot of websites organize their content based on the pages under the main header. Do you think they are manually entering links to posts on the website (to each corresponding page) or is there an automated way to make this work?

    Thanks!!

  2. peredur
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's called a category list, if I understand you correctly. Simply create the categories you want and assign them (on the Edit/Create Posts page) to the posts you want to appear on that category list.

    Then add the categories to your menu (Dashboard --> Appearance --> Menus).

    Cheers

    PAE

  3. BetsyCrocker
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for responding so quickly, Peredur.

    I did create categories, but I am trying to see if there is a way to automatically compile posts within a certain cetegory on to a corresponding page.

    For example, under my blog's main heading I have a few pages (Recipies, DIY Tutorials, Home, About Me). Is there something I can do so that all posts under the recipie category will automatically be placed as a link on the recipe page? Same with the other categories.

    Or is this something that needs to be done manually?

    Thanks!

  4. peredur
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes. Just add the category to your menu, like I said.

    In case I'm misunderstanding you, I'm assuming you're wanting something like the Residencies and Consultancy pages on this site:

    http://www.urbanwords.org.uk/

    HTH

    PAE

  5. Do you mean PAGES or POSTS?

    Posts have categories, pages do not.

  6. BetsyCrocker
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Peredur,

    Yes, that is what I am talking about! I must have misunderstood. Thank you! I will try this when I get home.

  7. peredur
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK. And note ipstenu's point. It's an important one. You create posts for category lists, not pages.

    Cheers

    PAE

  8. BetsyCrocker
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It worked! Thank you so much!

    Just one more thing! Is there a way to show this information as either links or partial posts (instead of showing each post in its entirety)?

    http://www.betsycrocker.com

  9. peredur
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't understand what you mean. A category list works just like a blog list, so the posts on the list are the extracts you normally get on a blog list. If your theme displays posts in full on your blog/category lists, then the easiest thing to use is the "More" tag in the Visual HTML editor when you are creating/editing your posts. That way, only the part up to the 'more' tag will be printed on the category list.

    Looking at your site, it looks as if the 'more' tag is what you want.

    Cheers

    PAE

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