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  • Resolved scottstory


    Hello–I’m using the Comicpress theme. I’m making my custom menus.

    For the site’s architecture/layout, I wanted it to be based around pages so that I could take advantage of each page for SEO purposes. What I wanted was that each page would have certain content show up, for example on blog page there would be only blog entries, on the comic page there would be only comics, and so forth.

    Now, I know I can make categories into pages from the menu, but I can’t use them for SEO in the same way. For example, I can attach the menu for comics to the comic category, and it generates a page with everything in that category.

    I hope I am saying all this clearly. Pages can be used to increase my SEO, for categories not so easily.

    Any advice? Something obvious I’m missing?

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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    When you are writing blog posts and adding to categories these do display in a webpage but it’s not really a Page. It’s a bit confusing, but the page.php is used to display your Page content, while your category.php or archive.php is used to display your categorized posts.

    You CANNOT display post using the page.php

    If you want to improve your SEO, just install a plugin like WordPress SEO by Yoast and just use the tool to optimize the SEO for your categories.

    Thanks, Christine. That does help explain it, and offers a possible solution. Thanks again.

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