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  1. JohnMac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good Afternoon,

    I am new to WordPress so apologies if this is a simple question but I have searched the forum and the topics I find seem more to be achieving more advanced issues.

    I would like to be able to show my blog split as various categories and only showing those related posts.

    So for example...

    I may have a 'new products' category and a page / blog of the same title which only shows articles within that category.

    I then may have a generic 'sales news' blog which may include a number of different categories including reviews, sale items, new products etc

    and then a 'press release' blog which only displays articles that are posted within that category.

    Any help that can be given would be appreciated.

    Many thanks !

    John

  2. ChristiNi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi John,

    No apologies needed, that's a great question! Rather than split this into multiple blogs, I would suggest simply creating categories and subcategories for your Posts. For instance, your structure might look something like this:

    Main Categories:
    New Products
    Sales News
    Press Release

    Subcategories:
    All of the following would have New Products as the Parent Category:
    Reviews
    Sale Items

    Keep in mind as well that if you want to have Pages instead of Posts you can have Parent and Child Pages as well.

    Hope this helps!

  3. JohnMac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Christi,

    Thanks for your reply!

    How would I then stop the posts that are in the press release category from displaying on the 'sales blog page' and then stop the sales posts appearing in the 'press release blog'.

    So I guess the question now is, how do I make a page a category specific blog and filter out certain categories ?

    I wasn't aware of parent and child pages, so will search on that and read up on how that works.

    Many thanks!

    John

  4. ChristiNi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi John,

    When you visit a particular category page, you will only see Posts for that category. You usually only see a mix of categories on the front page (default) or if you changed the front page to display a static page, then those Posts would be on the page you selected to display Posts on. If you want to keep that particular "blog" page out of your navigation, see if your theme supports custom menus and simply do not include that page in the custom navigation menu.

    Hope this helps to clarify!

  5. JohnMac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How Christi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I understand what you are saying but I don't see where / how to make a page a particular category page ?

    Sorry about this. I am used to Joomla which is probably confusing me on WP as I'm looking for similar features!.

    John

  6. ChristiNi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi John,

    You will not need to make a page into a category page. A page listing posts in a particular category should automatically be created. Let's do a quick test to explain.

    Create a new category (New Products is a good example). Create several Posts, assigning at least a few of them to the New Products category. Now, if you view your site and you have the front page set to show your most recent Posts, you should see all of your new Posts. Depending on your theme, you should also see the categories your Posts are assigned to (you can also add the Categories widget to your sidebar).

    If you click on the New Products category link under one of your Posts, you should then be taken to a page that shows the Posts assigned to that Category. The term Categories throws a lot of people off when starting out with WordPress. It can help to understand the difference between the various types of categories and even tags you can have in WordPress (Post Categories and Link Categories).

    Hope this helps!

  7. JohnMac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Christi,

    Many thanks for your reply.

    I think you may be mis understanding what I am looking to do.

    You say "you do not need to make a page into a category page' but that's what I DO want to do.

    I appreciate that as soon as you create a new category and make a post within it, then the category list on the blog page updates. That is what I want to avoid.

    So what I am looking for is....

    When you click on the press release page you get all the articles within the press release category but you do NOT see any other articles.

    When you click on the Blog page, you see articles within some (not all) categories inlcluding, reviews, sales promotions etc..

    So rather than having one blog / article page, I want to be able to 'force' a filter rather than leave it to a menu for the end user to do.

    Sorry for any confusion or frustation.

    John

  8. ChristiNi
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi John,

    My apologies for any confusion. If you create a category named Press Release and then assign Posts to that category, when someone goes to the Press Release category (you can add the Press Release Category to your navigation menu), they will only see the Posts for the Press Release Category.

    To filter the categories of Posts that show up on your blog page, you can Exclude Categories From Your Home Page.

    Hope this helps!

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