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Hi. SS newbie. I have a website started using the blog summary page as my homepage. I thought I'd write my case studies/portfolio as a blog and then add a category in the navigation, but it looks like I need a collection page. So my question is is there a way to 1) covert a blog post into a portfolio page without creating it from scratch or 2) Add category to the main navigation (which I think I read isn't possible yet 3) Is there a better option? I'd prefer to not redo each page. I also have a thought leadership category so I'll have a few in nav. Thanks! 

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You won't be able to convert a blog page to a portfolio page or regular page. You will have to recreate each one.

There's no native categorisation in portfolio pages, but categories can be added via a plugin, and categories can be linked from the navigation or anywhere else.

I can't tell you if using a blog page or portfolio page is best for you without knowing your requirements for this content, and then weighing up the pros and cons of the limitations of each setup.

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I don't know either re: blog or portfolio! I need something for job hunting reasons. Current categories include: thought leadership, podcasts, projects, in the news. I plan to add more personally written content as I move forward. The rest is more historical. I'm using the Harbor template, with the blog as the home page. Very open to your advice! Thanks! 

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1 hour ago, aliceinfw said:

I have a website started using the blog summary page as my homepage. I thought I'd write my case studies/portfolio as a blog and then add a category in the navigation, but it looks like I need a collection page.

A 'Blog' is a 'Collection' page so if you're using a Blog to add your articles, it should have all the features that you need. You can add tags and categories to posts to allow you to filter them. 

If our responses haven't helped, please provide a working link to your site and tell us a little more about what you are trying to achieve 🙂.

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Actually, it isn't all that hard to add a blog category on the Nav bar. Just create an archive block in the unlinked section of your site, filter it by blog page and category, and add a link to your nav bar with the web address of the category posts the archive block pulls up when you access it, like this:

https://myrandomviews.com/blogsummary/category/The+Four+Green+Walls The special stories tab on my nav bar has two other links to posts listed by categorys and they are also on my archive pull-down block. I happen to have two blog pages, the front-facing one is all summary blocks posted by category/subject and those blocks pull content from my blog page that contains the actual posts. The actual blog page is in the unlinked section of my site. 

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8 minutes ago, aliceinfw said:

here is a link to my website. (I thought this thread posted it automatically since it asks for it to post.)

Yes, frustratingly that field seems to disappear and doesn't make it to the forum!

Regarding your page, if you wanted to filter the page to only show the posts you've tagged as 'Community Leadership', you'd add a link to https://www.cvwallstrom.com/blog/tag/Community+Leadership.

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2 minutes ago, aliceinfw said:

I think that solves my problem @paul2009!!!

Where do I add that link so that others can find it?

Yes, you can add it as a link in your navigation. When you add the link, only add the part after the domain name - for example "/blog/tag/Community+Leadership".

You may want to add a folder to create drop-down first (for example 'Topics') and then add the links within the folder. 

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