The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you are tagging your posts that you want grouped by using a category. In the example so far we see that I used the category of Game Reviews. By doing that I have created a link on my site that will bring anything in that category into a Blog Roll.

Setting Up Your Categories

Categories are a very important part of your site. Not only do they help to organize your topics for your traffic to find things, they can also even help your site rank better (will come back to this).

Whenever you create a post you can tag it in one or more categories. sticking with my example, I also tag all my game reviews with appropriate age levels (kid, teen & adult friendly). In this manor you can have your posts show up in various different categories and with this method, different menus too!

Category Link

When you create a category it creates a link that you can use on your site. So for my Game Reviews category it looks like this:

http://familygamenightideas.com/category/game-reviews

As you can see it is my site URL followed by category and then the category name with hyphens or dashes in between multiple words.



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IMN Premium
Great information. Thanks. Love your website. Left a comment.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Thank you, you are welcome & thank you again! 8)
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christopherM Premium
I really like using my categories as the main part of my menu. I usually only do one category per post though. And I remove "category" from the URL. That allows me to move the post in and out of categories (if I change my mind) without causing 404 errors.

I use the categories part of the menu to do this. But I like the way you did it - by just creating it as a link. I will probably start using that. Thanks!
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Jaweda2k Premium
Yeah I thought it was a really simple way of doing it and also makes it easy to change where things show up as well.
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SowAndReap Premium Plus
Hey James some great info here. I will add this to my favorites and use it. Thanks for sharing. You've been a big help.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Thanks you much for your feedback and kind words!
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rufat Premium
Thank you and bookmarking it to apply to my site soon.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Yeah the more I think about the concept the more I really like it. Will definitely have to look at applying this to my sites as well. Especially my game site as I was not totally happy with how I had my menus set up and was also going to rework the categories too.
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bazboy247 Premium
Thanks for this really good I will be using this in my website

Barry
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Jaweda2k Premium
Yeah I have a feeling I will be reworking some of my menus on my game site in light of this... LoL
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