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    lillisamy

    I figured out about archiving, through some searching. However I have read very closely how to create categories, and the directions do not fit with what’s on my blog. I think I am supposed to put in quotes, my categories, along with tags, which are unquoted. Yes?
    But when I went to appearance, menus, there was no primary menu because I have two pages already. It also did not allow me to expand categories. I have categories I’d like my work to be funneled into, I just can’t figure how to do it.

    The blog I need help with is lillisamy.wordpress.com
    #146039

    Hi there,

    Tags and categories are two different fields. You can read more about the differences here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories-vs-tags/

    Do you want to create different menu tabs that are categories, so that, for example, you’d have a tab called “Stories” and every post in the “Stories” category would go under there?

    If so, you’ll want to set up “Category Pages.” We have a full guide here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/

    Can you please try to go through that, and if you get stuck at any point, let me know and I’ll help you out?

    #146071

    lillisamy

    I really appreciate your response to my difficulties with categories. I have poured through the differences between tags and categories. I cannot discern a difference. I thought categories are “quoted” while tags are not– but that does not seem to be the case, either.

    As far as the help page on category pages, I had already gone to that page…and even with rereading I am running into the same problems. I feel they are somewhat too intricate to describe.

    I may just have to go without categories. I am at a loss.

    #146098

    Hi there,

    Categories are added in Posts->Categories here:

    https://lillisamy.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category

    Or in the Categories module below your posts here:

    https://cloudup.com/c9ukQ6BHoCn

    They work in much the same way as tags, but categories are generally considered broader. So, for example, if you wrote a book review of To Kill a Mockingbird, you might tag it ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Harper Lee’ and add it to the ‘Book Reviews’ category.

    Does that clear things up a bit? If not, can you describe a bit more what problems you’re facing with using categories? I’d be happy to help.

    #146397

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Hi there, I’m just checking in to see if you still need any help with this or if you’re set. Thanks!

    #146413

    lillisamy

    I went to the widgets, and those helped me the most. I still can’t figure out much, but I am slowly trying to learn. Thanks for checking in!

    #146417

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Glad you’re catching on – it can take time but you’ll get there! We have a guide for beginners that you might like to check out too:

    http://learn.wordpress.com/

    I’ll close this thread now, but if you need help with anything else, feel free to start a new one.

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