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[resolved] Making Child Pages managed by the WordPress as CMS (17 posts)

  1. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I have searched the codex and forums,but am not finding the answers I'm looking for.

    I switched to WP so that I could use it as a CMS on specific pages of my site. I have a static front page and I have made all of my first level pages. Today, I spawned all of my child pages for one of my first level pages and these child pages are what I need to be using the blog type system on. When I created my static front page, I followed the codex and created a "blog" page, but now I cannot figure out how to make ALL of my child pages in the blog style so that I can update each page multiple times per day using the post system.

    How do I do this? I can't find the specific information regarding this problem. Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    You need to be creating Posts - not child Pages.

  3. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I don't know how to do that.

    I have a first level page named Lebanon, Missouri.

    This page has a list on it of categories such as (for example);

    appliances

    girls accessories

    furniture

    I created a child page for each of these categories and on this page, I intended to use the CMS so that I could add posts several times a day if needed, to display on each category page.

    So, I cannot do that? I have read a lot about the difference between posts and pages...but I need a category of posts to all be displayed together on one page under a specific category and I am not finding what I need to tell me exactly how to do that.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I don't know how to do that.

    See http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts

  5. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I have read this entire link already. It does not tell me how to connect them to a page so that it displays several posts at once all under a category where you can make the category clickable from a first level page. I HAVE to have them organized a certain way and this does not tell me how to do it.

    Unless, this is saying that a post works exactly the same way as the pages do in a parent page-child page fashion, except under categories instead of parent pages.

    That is what I am not understanding. How to properly organize the posts onto a page inside a category that can be placed as a clickable link off of a first level page.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    It does not tell me how to connect them to a page so that it displays several posts at once all under a category

    You cannot lost static Pages on your Blog Page. That is meant for Posts - not Pages.

    this is saying that a post works exactly the same way as the pages do in a parent page-child page fashion, except under categories instead of parent pages.

    Yes - that would be one of way of looking at it.

  7. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    So is the slug to a category a permalink?

    I can take a first level page and make text links on it to a category, so that when a person is on the Lebanon, Missouri page, if they click the Appliances text-link it will take them to the category that I linked the text to? And there it would display all of the posts in that particular category, right? If that is so, then that is perfect.

    Sorry I am asking, but if someone knows already, it saves me the trouble of going through all of it and it not working.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    So is the slug to a category a permalink?

    The slug is unique identifier for a category, yes. But Pages and Posts also have slugs. The permalink for any given Page, Post or category depends upon the permalink structure you have chosen in Settings -> Permalinks. Depending upon that choice, the final permalink may (or may not) incorporate the object's slug.

    I can take a first level page and make text links on it to a category

    Sorry? You do realise that Pages do not have categories - only Posts do.

  9. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Yes, I understand that pages do not have categories, that only posts do.

    Let me try to be more clear.

    Does a category itself...have it's own permalink?

    If the category has it's own permalink, then I can make a text-link on one of my pages. So that if a person clicks on it...then it will take them directly to that category of posts.

    My problem now, is that I do not know what the permalink to a given category will be, which is why I asked if the slug for the category becomes the end of it's permalink...because I don't see where the permalink to the category is displayed so that I can create a text-link to it.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Does a category itself...have it's own permalink?

    Yes.

    What permalink structure are you using?

  11. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I am using custom permalink structure.

    This is why I inquired if the slug was the end of the permalink for the category.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    And that structure is...?

  13. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Such as my About Us page would be

    http://www.simpleandclassified.com/about-us

    etc.

  14. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    We cannot tell what permalink structure you are using by the url of a Page. All static Pages use the same permalink structure as soon as you use anything other than the default structure. Please just check in Settings -> Permalinks and tell what permalink structure you are using.

  15. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I did when you asked the first time, 40 some minutes ago. It is above your .... and that structure is? question.^^^

    I am using custom permalink structure.

    This is why I inquired if the slug was the end of the permalink for the category.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    We cannot tell what permalink structure you are using by the url of a Page. All static Pages use the same permalink structure as soon as you use anything other than the default structure. Please just check in Settings -> Permalinks and tell what permalink structure you are using.

  17. ladyfulton1982
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    This thread is resolved. The slug was the end of the permalink for the corresponding category.

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