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    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

    Hi there,

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

    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:

    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?



    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.


    Hi there,

    Categories are added in Posts->Categories here:

    Or in the Categories module below your posts here:

    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.


    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!



    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!


    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:

    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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