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Can't figure out how to do this.

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by shiloskitty, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. shiloskitty

    shiloskitty Newbie

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    I?m a total noob when it comes to creating a web site, and I could really use some help. What I?ve got so far is 10 posts on my home page. I want to create several categories such as product reviews or whatever. I want to place a link in the nav bar. Then create several posts in each category. Now I know how to do everything I just said, but here?s the problem, when I publish the posts they show up on the home page with the other posts. I don?t want that. I want them to show up only in the category page. In other words when someone sees my home page they only see the ten posts I have there. Then they click on the link ?product reviews? that?s when they see those posts and no place else.

    I want to do this with several caterings, and have several posts in each category I can?t figure out how to make that happen. I?m using the Socrates Theme that I got here. I know it's probably something simple, I just can't see it.

    I know that if I can?t find the answer here then there is no answer? Thanks
     
  2. cobra5106

    cobra5106 Registered Member

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    I'm guessing that you are using WP, since it sounds like it. Assuming that is true, you may have a couple of options (Since I am not directly familiar with the specific theme you are using), In your settings you may have control of the number of posts that show on your main page. In addition, you also may have control to a "sticky" option, I do in my theme, which forces certain posts to "stick" on the main page. So, if you can limit your number of posts to the main page to say 10, and you make 10 posts "sticky", then these stay on your main page by design.

    Another option, is, if you have a set amount of posts you want on your main page, like 10, and this number is static, you can create a "Page" in Wp and make that your default page when visitors visit your site. This way, all your "growing" list of posts reside on the original main page default as set by WP, but is not the main page visitors see in your case.
     
  3. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    assuming you are using wordpress - there is an option to limit your recent posts shown on the home page - set this to nil and make sure any posts are put into the relevant cat when creating by selecting the cat on the right hand side of the post creation page.

    Also try making a static page as a home page.
     
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    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    beat me as i typed cobra lol
     
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  6. shiloskitty

    shiloskitty Newbie

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    Thanks for the input. I still can't figure out how to do it, but maybe sooner or later.