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Many Static Pages with Static Home Page: Want to Add a Blog

  • I’m asking this because after many searches, all I can find are questions about having a “static page and a blog.”

    I have a number of static pages, and will continue to add more.

    However, I would like to add a blog and I’m not sure what is the best approach to take.

    So far, all I can assume is that I create a page and set that page as the “posts page” under the Dashboard/Settings/Reading.

    Is that correct?

    Will that “posts page” then appear on my “Pages” list, or once assigning a “posts page” will it then appear on the Dashboard/Posts page?

    Does the title I give the Posts page set and remain the title of my blog?

    Please forgive these questions which may be self-evident to many, but I’m coming from a “many and only pages” experience without a blog, and I can’t seem to find any discussion of this approach.

    Barry

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  • esmi

    @esmi

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    So far, all I can assume is that I create a page and set that page as the “posts page” under the Dashboard/Settings/Reading.
    Is that correct?

    Yes.

    Will that “posts page” then appear on my “Pages” list, or once assigning a “posts page” will it then appear on the Dashboard/Posts page?

    Yes to both.

    Does the title I give the Posts page set and remain the title of my blog?

    Not sure what you mean by this?

    This page doesn’t not seem to give me the heuristics that match my needs:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts

    With static pages, I have a Front/Home page.

    This is assigned under the Dashboard/Reading Settings page, where one first selects where the first setting, from two radio buttons, which determines whether “Front page displays” “your latest posts” or “a static page (select below): I have “a static page” selected.

    Here is where it gets confusing for me, and perhaps for others – I don’t know:

    below those two initial radio button selections, there is a drop-down edit box preceded by the label “Front Page,” from which it implies that if one has selected “your latest posts” one would then select a Front page for the blog and for the site itself, that page being the same for both.

    The next drop-down edit box with the label “Posts Page” also offers the same list from my Pages page, and I don’t have any posts yet, so I don’t know if any of those would be offered as well.

    If I already has some Posts, would that “Posts Page” instead offer pages from my Posts page, or would that Dashboard/Reading Settings “Posts page” drop-down edit box always offers selections _only_ from the Pages page?

    How does categories affect the listing of posts?

    I would have thought that this codex page should explain that, and outline how one structures one’s posts.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts

    But I don’t find this conceptualization there. Nor can I find another Codex page that will help me with this.

    This is one of my current sites, and the one I am think of adding a blog to. It has all static pages which are, currently, all of their own parents. And there are no posts yet.

    My apologies if I’m not presenting my confusion properly 😉

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    Barry

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