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Page Categories ?!?!? (4 posts)

  1. jabecker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I can't begin to express how useful the ability to assign a category to a Page would be. My site is being used for content management as well as blogging. A lot of the content is static and so it's in Pages. If I could assign a category, I could group and arrange the Pages in cool and useful ways. Since I can't have categories, I rely on some very old and not too stable plugins to help me manage my content.

    Parent Pages aren't the same. The page parent becomes part of the permalink structure, and that's not what I want. If Parent Pages had been available when I started, I might have gone that way. But they weren't. If I tried to change the hierarchical page structure now, my permalinks would be impacted. Since the static content drives a significant percentage of my traffic, I don't want to mess with the link structure.

    I just want to be able to group and arrange without messing up my permalinks.

    Please???

  2. TonyJ
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm quite new to wordpress, installing it for the first time today. However the first thing I noticed is that I couldn't group posts by category on a page, without writing a template to do it. I would have thought wordpress would build in this functionality, as it makes sense to be able to "post" to a category and have that "post" show on a page other than the home page.

    I'm impressed with wordpress, but I think this simple functionality would make it all that much better.

  3. Makalunga007
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I totally agree, that functionality would be SUPERB!

  4. nick3216
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Absolutely. Especially if you use a theme based on the WordPress Classic theme, where pages are displayed as uncategorized. Just look at the 'About' page of a default WordPress install using the Classic theme:

    January 6, 2009
    About
    Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:36 am Edit This

    So you follow the Edit This link to assign the page to a category, and you can't. Doh!

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