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How to eliminate dropdown menu when you parent pages

  1. Hi there, I'm a professional petsitter and I currently have a page called "Client Lists (and gallery)" where I put all the animals I've looked after and links to galleries with those specific animals. I've managed to work out how to parent a specific gallery of animals to the page "Client Lists...", but I want to eliminate the dropdown to make the presentation of my blog a bit cleaner.

    I'm sorry if I'm not being clear! If you go to blog, you should see what I mean. Is there a way to do this?

    Cheers.

    The blog I need help with is planestrainsandlabradors.wordpress.com.

  2. You have two choices. You either create a Parent Page or your create a Child Page. If you create a Child page that will result in a link in the dropdown to the Child page below the Parent Page.

  3. Thanks for your message. I've got that far. I just wanted to know if there was a way to eliminate the dropdown from the Parent page altogether. As it is now, I click on the parent page and that shows a list of animals, some of which are links to galleries. I found I wasn't able to create a gallery without first creating a page with the gallery within it. My options at that point were to either parent it to Client Lists (which creates the dropdown I don't want) or to just have it as a separate page that appears along the top, which I don't want as it would soon get very cluttered with all the animal galleries!

    I'm using the Twenty-Twenty theme currently. It's possible that this theme and/or wordpress don't have the capability to do what I want, but I thought I'd ask anyway. There may even be an alternative way which I haven't thought of.

  4. So if I comprehend what you are asking you want to create a menu without any links in dropdowns from parent pages to the child pages? I don't understand you want to do that. It makes me wonder out loud then how will anyone access those pages?

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and there are some tweaks you can use to improve your custom menu as well.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  5. Thanks for the link.

    Just to clarify, I want to create a page called Client List which will exist alongside my "About" page. I want my readers to click on Client List and then see a list of all the animals that I've looked after (If you look at my blog, you'll get a better picture of what I mean). I want some of these animals to be links, so that when they clink on the link it takes them to a gallery of photos involving that animal.

    If it was possible, I would create a gallery without associating it with an actual page. I'd then just take that gallery URL and use it to accomplish the above. However, as far as I can see, this isn't possible, so I've had to create a page with the gallery within it. But I don't actually want a physical presence of this page in any dropdown menu or at the top alongside "About", "Client List", "References", etc. Does this make it any clearer?

  6. If it was possible, I would create a gallery without associating it with an actual page.

    Not possible. Blogs have Posts and Pages and the gallery has to be created on one or the other. An image gallery will display a set of small images attached to a particular post or page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/

  7. That's great. It's good to know that conclusively. I'll just have to rejig my blog a bit, I think. Thank you very much for your help!

  8. You're welcome.

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