Strange... It seems like this is such a no-brainer type of feature too! I am new to WordPress, but when I got it, I just assumed that this would be the way it worked.
Unfortunately I'm just a web designer, not a developer, so I have no clue how to mess with php code. Maybe it is because I am used to building static sites, it seems like the idea of having "Links" point to what you want is pretty simple, but maybe with PHP it is not that easy. It seems to me that the most obvious navigation on a site (the top horizontal or left vertical), should be used for site visitors to navigate the content of the site.
Here is a breakdown of what I need, maybe somebody has some easy solution:
Across the top of my WordPress site http://plainfieldtoday.com, I have "page links" that are automatically created when I add a new page.
The problem is, that what I really want is for those links at the top to represent the "categories" where posts from my contributors appear.