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What's a page? (2 posts)

  1. LizQuigg
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a really basic question. I am getting confused with the distinction between a web page (e.g., index.php) and the page defined in WordPress where you are discouraged from using it for a blog list. I want my users to see everything on the home page, but be able to go to other "pages" with "canned" searches that show posts satisfying two categories ( page 1 will show all posts with two categories set, page 2 will show all posts with two other categories set, etc.) Do I make duplicate php pages and tailor the php code in the loop or does this involve something different? I cannot see where I can select to display posts with two categories set on the home page.

    Lots of posts refer to pages, but I am not sure if they mean a web page or a WordPress page.

  2. Clicknathan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Typically, when something in the Codex refers to a Page (with a capital P), they are referring to a WordPress Page (that is, one you create by going to Pages > Add New) in WordPress. If the codex refers to a page, no capital letter, that is typically referring to any standard type of Internet page, such as index.php as you'd described.

    Knowing the difference in other places -- support forums, other blogs, etc. -- is really just a matter of getting to know how WP works and reading into the context of the post.

    What you're referring to as "canned" searches, I think you're talking about wanting Category pages. So if you have a category named "Ice Cream", and you have permalinks turned on (via Settings > Permalinks in WordPress), you would also have a page (note, no capital p there) on your site like:


    This would only show posts in the Ice Cream category.

    Hopefully that helps. Best to just keep playing around with your site until you get more comfortable using WP.

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