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Many Static Pages with Static Home Page: Want to Add a Blog (3 posts)

  1. orpheus_emerges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm asking this because after many searches, all I can find are questions about having a "static page and a blog."

    I have a number of static pages, and will continue to add more.

    However, I would like to add a blog and I'm not sure what is the best approach to take.

    So far, all I can assume is that I create a page and set that page as the "posts page" under the Dashboard/Settings/Reading.

    Is that correct?

    Will that "posts page" then appear on my "Pages" list, or once assigning a "posts page" will it then appear on the Dashboard/Posts page?

    Does the title I give the Posts page set and remain the title of my blog?

    Please forgive these questions which may be self-evident to many, but I'm coming from a "many and only pages" experience without a blog, and I can't seem to find any discussion of this approach.

    Barry

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So far, all I can assume is that I create a page and set that page as the "posts page" under the Dashboard/Settings/Reading.
    Is that correct?

    Yes.

    Will that "posts page" then appear on my "Pages" list, or once assigning a "posts page" will it then appear on the Dashboard/Posts page?

    Yes to both.

    Does the title I give the Posts page set and remain the title of my blog?

    Not sure what you mean by this?

  3. orpheus_emerges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This page doesn't not seem to give me the heuristics that match my needs:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts

    With static pages, I have a Front/Home page.

    This is assigned under the Dashboard/Reading Settings page, where one first selects where the first setting, from two radio buttons, which determines whether "Front page displays" "your latest posts" or "a static page (select below): I have "a static page" selected.

    Here is where it gets confusing for me, and perhaps for others - I don't know:

    below those two initial radio button selections, there is a drop-down edit box preceded by the label "Front Page," from which it implies that if one has selected "your latest posts" one would then select a Front page for the blog and for the site itself, that page being the same for both.

    The next drop-down edit box with the label "Posts Page" also offers the same list from my Pages page, and I don't have any posts yet, so I don't know if any of those would be offered as well.

    If I already has some Posts, would that "Posts Page" instead offer pages from my Posts page, or would that Dashboard/Reading Settings "Posts page" drop-down edit box always offers selections _only_ from the Pages page?

    How does categories affect the listing of posts?

    I would have thought that this codex page should explain that, and outline how one structures one's posts.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts

    But I don't find this conceptualization there. Nor can I find another Codex page that will help me with this.

    This is one of my current sites, and the one I am think of adding a blog to. It has all static pages which are, currently, all of their own parents. And there are no posts yet.

    My apologies if I'm not presenting my confusion properly ;)

    http://occupythishope.org/

    Barry

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