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[resolved] Really simple question, Can't find solution (6 posts)

  1. teamlegendarygo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi everyone, i'm really new to all of this and have just installed word press to my site and found a template I like.
    I have two questions/issues which I think are probably really easy to solve.

    I want to have 3 different tabs/categories on the header. Where Home/about me etc.. is located.
    I want to have
    Category 1 | Category 2 | Category 3 and i'd like to be able to remove the home tab.
    and when I make a new post I want to be able to put each post under a specific category.

    Problem 2
    Is I dont want my posts to go to the home page, i'd like them to be only available under the specific tab/category and that's it.
    So if a make a post about tools (Hypothetically) I'd like it to only be seen in the tools tab.
    How can I make this happen?

    Thanks everyone.

  2. teamlegendarygo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I guess an easier way to explain this would be that I'm looking to have 3 different post streams or basically 3 different blogs on the site.
    Instead of all them being jumbled in one stream/page...if that makes sense.

  3. torlowski
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just answered a similar question over here - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/strategy-for-pages-with-posts

    My solution -
    I'm not sure if there's a more elegant way to do this, but I have done what you are describing by making custom page templates for those categories (Custom Page Templates http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Creating_Your_Own_Page_Templates) and then changing the loop to query only the category that I want (query_posts() http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/query_posts).

    I guess you could also do it with one page template and conditional statements, but for my purposes, separate templates for the individual categories has always been easier.

    Also - you would have to create a static page to use as the home page, and change this setting under Settings > Reading.

    HTH...

  4. teamlegendarygo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's.... extremely confusing haha.
    Would it be possible for you to share the coding tha tI would need to enter for that? I'm very new to this.
    I'm trying to use the Desk Template created by Nearfrog

    Thanks torlowski

  5. peredur
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmm. This sounds like something I did for this site:

    UrbanWords

    Look particularly at the 'Residencies', 'Consultancy' and 'Blog' items from the main navigation. Is that what you mean?

    If that looks like the kind of thing you're after, let me know and I'll send you the code if you give me an email address to send it to. Or I could put it up on bitbucket if you prefer.

    Cheers

    PAE

  6. teamlegendarygo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Peredur
    That is EXACTLY what i'm looking for!
    Email me at [email removed]
    Thanks a ton.
    If you don't mind, could you include a bit of a description on how I go about integrating that with a current theme.
    Thanks!

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