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Using Pages as Categories (6 posts)

  1. watsonalgas
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there a way I can use pages instead of categories? I want my posts to go under a page instead of under a category, I don't know if this is possible. What I want is if I click on a page name it will show all the posts of that page (just like when you click on a category, so I want those category posts on a seperate page). Any help is much appreciated, thanks.

  2. Firas
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Even if you get this done by fooling wp into thinking that your posts are subpages, it'd be quite a workaround and you'll have trouble managing things, especially as WP updates, and plugins assume you're using it normally, stuff like that.

    What are you basically trying to do? If you want each category index to have its own text (like a page would), you can just make category-specific templates.

  3. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  4. watsonalgas
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I didn't want to make category templates, I want the pages to look the same. What I wanted is for there not to be a "main page" thing, like if I post a topic in "category 1" it only goes to category 1, and not my "main page." But I guess that is that essence of blogging, posting stuff on the front page and then it will divide it into categories once they get old. I think I can survive with the way it is, thanks for the help.

  5. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You certainly don't have to have your main page display posts, several of the sites I have set up don't. Create a home.php with whatever you do want to show on the main page.

  6. watsonalgas
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, I'll try to set it where only the "Welcome" category posts are posted on there, and then on the other pages, the posts from the other categories are posted. Thanks for the help.

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