A question on Categories (5 posts)

  1. Mduncan
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey Gang...

    I am using the free online hosting of WordPress to experiment with while waiting for our I.T. person to install WordPress on our server. I thought this might be a good way to get my feet wet and try some blogging...


    I have created several "blank pages" and such... and I have created several categories...

    The problem... only my General Information category shows on my list... is this because nothing has been posted in the other categories yet?

    Can categories be set to show only on a specific page? i.e. Elementary category only shows on the list on the Elementary page?

    How do you set the Elementary category posts to show on the Elementary page?

    Can you tell I am a newbie?

    Thanks for the help in advance!


  2. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    We don't really support the blogs hosted at wp.com, but regarding the catgeories this is the general answer:
    WP by default does NOT display the empty categories.
    When you have posts in more categories, you will see that clicking on a cat name in the sidebar it will show only the posts from that category.
    Depending on the theme - to display a category "archive" (that's the WP lingo) different template files might be used. See Template_Hierarchy

  3. Mduncan
    Posted 10 years ago #


    So basically... I would have one "template" for the frontpage... but perhaps a different template or template setup for the other pages to allow the category archive to be shown on that page as part of the information of the page. this way all posts pertaining to the page "subject" could get shown on that page along with say... the archive of posts for that area, categories, etc...

    This makes since I think :P

    I assume though that the standard WebPress is much more flexible though then what we are allowed to create in the free online WP area...


  4. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    WebPress? :)
    OK, if it helps, take a look at this "visual anatomy" to get an idea how the template files build up the theme:

    Yes, there is much more flexibility when using your own WP install. And you can build all kind of templates for your custom theme.

  5. Mduncan
    Posted 10 years ago #



    that was thinking faster than one can type...

    should have been WordPress...sorry for the fumble :P

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