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Attaching a blog to wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by AgentZero, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. AgentZero

    AgentZero Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Quick question about wordpress.

    I want to add a blog to wordpress. Kinda like this site.
    http://www.movoto.com/

    Which has its core pages - home page, etc

    Then it has a blog - which expands into categories.

    How can i do this with wordpress. Have my core pages, then attach a blog which has deeper categories.

    - Cheers, Agentzero
     
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    You can install Wordpress into your main directory, so that the URL of the front page is just "site.com" and nothing else. Then within that directory, you can put another Wordpress installation, so that it would be "site.com/blog/"

    This is a little convoluted, but it would work. I've seen sites that do that.
     
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    AgentZero,

    Your question touches on the trend that many webmasters have been using Wordpress as a platform for development instead of just a blogging platform (which was its original use). You wouldn?t really ?add? a blog to WP because it is already a blogging platform however if you want to make it look like a website all you need to do is create pages and a main navigational menu.

    When you do your WP installation, install it in a directory named Blog. This way the URL will appear as www.example.com/blog. The site you have in your question did this here (http://www.movoto.com/blog/). Then, all subsequent pages that you create will also be stored in this directory. For instance if you visit the ?real estate tips? section of movoto, you will see this as the URL, http://www.movoto.com/blog/category/real-estate-tips/ .

    You can also set these up as categories instead of pages. The key is the menu that you create. Each category should be assigned to a specific menu item. For instance if you create an about us category, you would assign it to the about us menu item.

    Here is a link about setting up pages in WP,
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages

    This link to the WP codex talks about creating a horizontal menu with categories linked to menu items,

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Horizontal_Menus

    Hope that helps you,

    Shawn

    **Note: if you want the home page to not have "blog" in the URL, install WP at the root of your domain.
     
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