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March 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm #86913Maike
I’m back again with a little problem 🙂
I like to create a welcome page “news” with my current articles.
But now the problem is, that I have only a short text without a picture on the “news” page and a link to a page which is not reachable.
Maybe my procedure is not right. I created a category “news” and a article page with an assignment to the category. Then I added the category “news” in the menu structure.
I only like to have a welcome page with my current articles, but where is the fault?
I hope you understand my amateur computer language 🙂
Many greetings, MaikeMarch 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm #86931TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I’m not entirely sure, but here’s what I think you should be doing:
1. Create the “News” category.
2. Add posts to this “News” category.
3. Now you should be able to see these posts by going to yourwebsite.com/category/news
4. You can add the category to the menu by going to “Appearance > Menus”. On the left, you’ll see a “Categories” module. Select your “News” category, and add it to the menu.
Let me know if this helps or not 🙂March 15, 2015 at 10:26 am #87085Maike
many thanks for your quick response!
I noticed my english and my computer language is not sooo good 🙂
The steps you are explaining are exact the same as I try to explain. :))
Unfortunately it doesn’t work on my page like that.
When I’m going to my page mywebsite.com/category/news, I can only see the text, without the picture I added and the headline from my post is a link to a page called: mywebsite.com/beitragsname –> (post or article, I don’t know how it’s called in english)
Maybe it’s a little bit clearer now what I try to explain 🙂 I hope so!
Thanks for your help!March 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm #87121TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Have you added a featured image to your posts?: http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/
Doing so will display the image with the text excerpt.
Or do you want to show the full post on the category page, and no the excerpt?March 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm #87931Maike
I’ll try to discribe what I like to have on my page…
I’d like to have a category page with the excerpt, included the image and a link to my post page, where you can read the whole post.
Now I have the excerpt without a image and the headline on my category page is a link to my post page which isn’t reachable. I don’t know why the page isn’t reachable.
not easy 🙂
thanks for your helpMarch 17, 2015 at 10:33 pm #88034TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Weird, well setting the featured image will make the image display: http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/
As for the link not working, try going to “Settings > Permalinks” and click the save button – no need to change anything. This will re-write your .htaccess file which will hopefully fix that issue.
Let me know 🙂March 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm #88329Maike
the tip, going to “Settings > Permalinks” and click the save button, was great!!! I have reset the settings to standart and now all pages are displayed correctly 🙂
Do I have a chance to change the permalinks on my pages. I like to create a user-defined structure. Permalinks without numbers only with the menu title.
Thank you sooo much 🙂March 18, 2015 at 4:59 pm #88385TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Absolutely – choose the “Post name” option and save 🙂March 19, 2015 at 1:33 am #88511Maike
When I chose the postname option, the link to the post page doesn’t work.
It only works with the standart setting.March 19, 2015 at 9:24 am #88748TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
You may need to contact your host and make sure
mod_rewriteis enabled on your server.March 19, 2015 at 10:19 am #88772Maike
Thank you Tom!
I contacted my host, mod rewrite is enabled.March 19, 2015 at 10:25 am #88787TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
And it fixed the issue?March 19, 2015 at 11:37 am #88813Maike
It was enabled the whole time.
Now I choose the “post_id” option and it works. It is not optimal , but it’s ok.
Thank you for your patience!March 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm #88830TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
That’s odd – permalink issues are 99% of the time a server related issue.
Glad you found a solution that works though 🙂March 19, 2015 at 2:04 pm #88850Maike
yes, the solution is found 🙂
Thank you! Your work is great 🙂
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