New pages into existing 'domain' name

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1. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi all, sorry to bother you all with questions from a still a newbie

OK here's where I'm at - I already have 3 separate blogs and now I'd like to 'branch out' and insert old material from my days at the now long gone Virtual Tourist.

Ideally, I'd like to use my existing domain name https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com and insert material into that. If you click on that link it goes straight to 'Vietnam for Beginners'. Is there a way of placing a new page at https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com and then building a series of blogs from there.

The end result I'd like to achieve is

https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com - intro page which gets updated as new blogs are added (really old material from VT)

Blogs on separate trips - Vietnam
- China
- Singapore
- Australia - 1
- Australia - 2 etc

Can I do this and not 'destroy' my existing Vietnam blog.

I hope all the above is clear.

Thanks in advance

David

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Aug-2018, at 05:12 by SirGaw ]

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6896 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Well you would just post new entries to that blog. There is a “countries” navigation area that will automatically group your entries by their countries. Then you would go into your blog settings and update the title and description of the blog to something more generic like “Sir Gaw’s amazing adventures”

You can look at my Peter.travellerspoint.con blog to see how multiple trips are handled on one blog.

3. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Peter - looks like a bit of a minefield. I've tried a test page. I'll play around a bit and yell if its not working. Thanks

4. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi Peter,

I'm getting frustrated with this. On my home page - https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com/ it comes up with the same start page for all of my Vietnam pages. What I want the home page to be is https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com/52/ but if you look at that, the heading shows 'Travels with Sir and Lady Gaw' with a sub heading 'Vietnam for Beginners - Fascinating country'
1. How do I make https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com/52/ as the home page?
2. How can I get rid of the sub heading 'Vietnam for Beginners - Fascinating country' on that home page?

I'd like to over time transfer many pages from Virtual Tourist into this site, but if I can't get the home page sorted out it will make it quite diffiucult.

Please help.

Thanks and sorry to ask.

David

5. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Follow up - I've got the https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com/52/ to be the home page by fiddling with date.

6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1499 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

When I do this I have to select that the oldest entries are first, (instead of the default which is newest first - because if I don't then every time I update something it goes to the top and that's not where I want it). Then for the first entry (which I guess you are calling the Title page), you have to date the Publish Date back before everything else in the blog.

So if I am doing a title page for Grenada, I put the posting time for it as 02/07/2013, and the next one was posted at 12/14/2013, and the next one at 12/16/2013 and so on, so that they follow one another in the sequence that I want.

So take https://sirgaw.travellerspoint.com/52/ change the default from latest first to oldest first, and change the posting time on it to a time that you are not going to have anything before that - say 01/01/1999. Then take the one you want after that and make it 02/02/2000 or something like that.

This should order the blogs in the order you want. However, I do occasionally find some particularly stubborn ones which I have posted out of order and which refuse to conform to my desired sequence. What I do in that case is
1) Go to the blog and select EDIT.
2) In the Edit mode, copy the whole blog which includes all the formatting and photos to Notepad (because Notepad will not add any formatting to the blog that isn't in there). If it is a very long one you may need to make two sections.
3) publish the resulting blank blog - you may need to put something in it to get it to publish
4) Delete the blank blog
5) Select to add a section to the blog - and paste all the stuff that you've copied in there. Add the titles and put the dates of travel in at the bottom and then carefully put in the publish date that you want and Publish it.

(I once told someone that I would work with software until it either did what I wanted, or it broke)

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Aug-2018, at 20:42 by greatgrandmaR ]