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drop down pages in manifest

  1. I am really struggling to follow the directions to create drop down pages in Manifest from this link:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/ and I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

    I created a custom menu first, and then added three pages and tried to put other pages 'under' them so they would be hidden but able to be viewed if hovered over their parent so to speak but it hasn't worked. Once I publish a new page and list one of the three as the parent it can't be found anywhere. I tried to make the page a static something or other but I really don't know what I'm doing. I've read that link top to bottom so many times I'm losong my mind. Please help!

    The blog I need help with is thesoundofnothing.com.

  2. I also seem to have lost the option for comments in the pages I created for the custom menu.... argh!

  3. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    The default top menu of a theme displays links to all your published parent pages, it's automatically updated each time you publish a new (parent) page, and in some themes (not including the one you're using) child pages will automatically show up as dropdowns.
    A custom menu doesn't work that way: a) you've got to update it manually; b) dropdowns work in all themes that have a top menu, but in order to create a dropdown you don't need to turn the pages into child pages.
    So if you publish pages A,B,C and you want them to be a dropdown to page M, you go to Appearance > Menus, check pages A,B,C in the Pages module, click Add to Menu, drag them below M once they're added, then drag them to the right as shown here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus
    Then click Save Menu, of course.

    To enable commenting for an already published page, go to Pages > All Pages, hover under the page title, click Quick Edit, check Allow Comments, click Update.
    If you want to enable commenting for all your future pages/posts, go to Settings > Discussion, check the option "Allow people to post comments on new articles" and uncheck the option "Automatically close comments on articles older than [n] days", scroll down and click Save Changes.

  4. You are brilliant!!! Thank you so so so much for speaking a language I could understand and for taking the time to answer me.

  5. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    You're welcome (but we'll be sure I speak a language one can understand only after I see dropdowns and comments on your blog)!

  6. All done. Thanks again. I was dangerously close to throwing my lovely iMac across the room but now it is safe and sound where it belongs on my desk : )

  7. I tried to add a navigation menu on Twenty Eleven following the instructions at http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/ (which shows exactly what I want but the example uses Twenty Ten theme, which has more menus than the Twenty Eleven theme) Side note: my pages are private until I can learn WordPress, hopefully this doesn't matter.

    When I tried to create a new menu, the two default menus that came with Twenty Eleven "Home" and "About" vanished completely but now "Home is back.

    This is what I did: dashboard > appearance > menus

    I named my menu (there are apparently only two menus in Twenty Eleven).

    menu > pages:
    Though I created three test pages, the "pages" sidebar in "menus" says "no items."

    menu > Adding Category Pages to Your Menu
    The categories I created are there, so I click on them and they appear as side bars beneath the main menu item, but never show up on the black bar on the blog beneath the Twenty Eleven photograph. It just says "Home."

    "Adding Category Pages to Your Menu"
    How do I link the pages to the categories to the menu: pages > categories > menu? Is this the hierarchy?

    There is no category check box on the new pages, to place the a page in a particular category.

  8. Actually, I should probably create a new topic.

  9. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    @Elle: fine then!

    truegritgs question re-posted and answered here:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/twenty-eleven-menus-r-there-only-2-are-not-working?replies=2

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