I'm new to WordPress and need some advises as few procedures are confusing.
Here is the structure I try to establish:
Blog main page (index page with excerpts to the last 5 to 10 newest posts)
Other blog pages (one page per cat: general, events, music, social, travel, ..., comments)
my Bio page (one page with just one post, no comments, personal cat)
my Photo page (one page with as many pictures I want, no comments, personal cat)
my Demo page (one page with 3 different posts, comments, personal cat)
Contact page (one page with a contact form)
Guestbook page (one page, uncategorized)
my Links page (one page, link categories)
Archives page (one page, sorted)
To comment people will have to register and login.
From the codex I understand that when one creates a page the post associated to it can't have the category modified. It always defaults to the same initial one called un categorized (which can be renamed: I renamed "uncategoried" to "general").
I assume that on the index page all new posts will appear and appended to each, their respective category.
As I'm creating a new page and post using the page template I do check mark "allow comments" but the ending post tag only shows "Edit this entry", how does one add a comment?
I would like to create a "demo page", one page with 3 posts (3 music demo) that people could independently comment, but
1) How do I include 3 posts?
2) I would like the category to be "personal" and not "general",
3) Those 3 posts shouldn't appear on any other page.
So the proper procedure would be to:
1) establish the categories before creating the pages
2) establish the link categories and after populate the links
3) creating the links page or archives page using the templates can be done even if there are no links, categories or posts.
What I'm trying to figure out are the initial steps to setup the site, there is so much cross referenced info in the codex that I'm lost. please advise me,