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  1. crichbaptist
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Re: http://www.crichbaptist.org

    I wonder if you can help with a little bit of advice? I seem to have made a bit of a mess of our site. What I mean is this, I am confused between the correct use of pages and categories. Let me explain a little further.

    Our site used to be a normal html website, but about 18 months or so ago I converted it to a site that ran on the WordPress platform. I wanted the site to be like a normal website, not just a blog. It had, and still has a static front page, with a variety of pages/categories that are available through its drop-down menu. We also presently have a page, which as part of the site is our Blog page, holding occasional posts.

    The theme I originally chose is beginning to look a little tired, so I began to think a little while ago about changing it. The theme is one thing, but my real problem concerns how to use categories and pages. This came to a head when posts I created under particular categories always seemed to end up in the Blog section when I never intended for them to be there, and I couldn't understand why.

    So presently the menu is a mixture of pages and categories, and I am now so confused that I seem to be going round in ever decreasing circles, that I now don't know what to do for the best.

    Just a couple of illustrations - Under the About Us (page) tab there is News & Announcements (Category), for items here I use posts. Also under the About Us (page) tab there is Pastor's Letter (Category), for entries here I use pages. I also have pages & categories listed under the Articles tab.

    You can probably tell by the way I am explaining this how confused I am.

    What is normal best practice for the use of pages / categories, and in particular how, or in what hierarchy should they be displayed in the menu?

    Any help in assisting me find my way out of this maze would be appreciated.

    Regards,

    Alan

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