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  1. timt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Newby Alert. I'm trying hard though... I wanted my About page to show up when loading the main page, with links or lists to show the articles in the static sidebars. (Kind of an introduction) I succeeded in that, but now both of the tabs on my template show the About Page and I prefer to add tabs for additional pages. Would it be better, or is there a way to create a sticky post for the about page so it begins each post? I'm using Ambient Glo template if that matters.
    Thanks for any help, I'm used to blogger where I had a Layout Panel where I could just add, delete, create or drag elements and I haven't been able to accomplish that system yet with WP, if it's possible. I found where I could drag a few items in or out of the layout, but not real versatile, and it doesn't show the default template elements.
    Tim

  2. timt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, I need serious help with this... I read in another post to NOT use pages or Pages. So, I deleted the page I had created for a welcome sticky or separate welcome page, reposted it as a post, but it doesn't show up when I view on the web. Whenever I see a Publish button, I use it, but often I do not. This just seems terribly confusing. I wished I had a translator chart to adapt from Blogger to WP and how to apply changes. I plan on doing a lot more reading (again), but I wanted to at least get my blog up somewhat organized and presentable first, the main body being blank doesn't look to impressive.
    Thanks
    Tim

  3. timt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry, here's the Link. I've tried switching templates or themes, but only 4 out of 18 are showing up in my panel.
    I need to figure out how to get http://www.gazetotheright.com/?p=21 this article back into my main page. When I click on edit, I get a article deleted, when I click on the link in the left side bar, I get the article, but why doesn't it show up with my URL?
    mydomain.com
    Tim

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, my very first advice would be: forget everything you've learned while using blogger. I am serious about this - the more you try to find the "familiar" features the more you get stuck with a closed mind and not able to learn quickly the different way of working of WP.

    I am the one always advocating not to use Pages (with capital P) for category archives and other posts listing. There is a reason for it.

    However, create two (2) Pages - in Write > Write Page: let's call one the "welcome" and the other the "blog".
    Put your welcome/intro text into the first one.
    Leave the other one empty.

    Go admin > Options > Reading and select as "frontpage" the welcome thing and as "posts page" the other (empty) one.

    That should work as a start.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    P.S. Don't make a separate category for every post - having as many categories as posts = equals to not having categories at all; making the category system useless...

  6. timt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Go admin > Options > Reading and select as "frontpage" the welcome thing and as "posts page" the other (empty) one.

    I can't find anything like this. When I go into Admin > Options > Reading > I only see options for # of posts, RSS feeds etc.
    Thanks for trying to help...

  7. timt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Nevermind, somehow it didn't publish. This time it did, and both pages are created.
    Tim

  8. timt
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So you think I should eliminate many of my categories, assign the rest to certain posts and be very selective? Like one or two categories per article?
    Tim

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