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New theme = lost pages

  1. I've looked through all the FAQ's and forums and can't find an answer so I'm hoping someone on here can help;

    I just updated my theme from Elegant Grunge to Dusk till Dawn and I lost myheader (no big I can re-load that) but I also lost all of my buttons for my pages.

    Under the 'Pages' section it still shows them all there still published, and if I click on them it takes me to them, but there are no buttons to access them on the home page any more. I tried doing a new page, which it did fine, but I still couldn't access it from the home page.

    Here is the blog; wearegoingonawitchhunt

    Thank you.

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

  2. Dusk to Dawn is a theme that does not have a horizontal menu. To display a custom menu in that theme you need to use the custom menu wiget in your sidebar.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/custom-menu-widget/

    If you created a custom menu then Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
    Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Apearance > Menus and in the “theme location” module at upper left select your custom menu from the pulldown and then click “save”.

    If you have not created a custom menu you can use this guide to create one. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  3. Wow - very thorough answer! Thank you for your help - I'll give it a go :)

  4. You're welcome and if you need more help then post again.

  5. Cool, thanks - you're a star!

  6. What a nice compliment. You just made my day. :)

  7. :D

  8. Cool bananas - I made the custom menu (it was very easy thanks to your directions) and, obviously, it put them in the side bar.

    I would prefer them in the header so I checked your list under wordpress tips and it lists my theme (Dusk till Dawn) under, 'No Header Tabs' but there is a side note which says, [but yes if you load a custom menu] [see note 7]
    Note 7 says; 7. Brand New Day, Dusk to Dawn, Oulipo, Retro MacOS, Suburbia: tabs actually in sidebar.

    I'm probably being really dim - but does this mean you can have a custom menu in the header or you can't?

    Sorry for being a pain.

  9. It means you can't have a custom menu either above or below the header as the theme is not coded to display a horizontal menu. You have to use a custom menu widget in the sidebar instead.

  10. @chantalhalpin: In most themes the top menu is a horizontal menu in the header area, and it automatically displays links to all your published pages. That's not the case in Dusk to Dawn: the top menu is in the sidebar, and it displays nothing unless you create and activate a custom menu.

    @TT: A custom menu, not a custom menu widget.

  11. Ah I see. Thanks again :)

  12. @justpi
    I'm aware that one creates a custom menu in the dashboard and uses a custom menu widget to display it. I thought expressed that above when I first posted. I know the Dusk to Dawn theme very well as I used it and rejected it in the past.

  13. @chantalhalpin
    If you are attached to the Dusk to Dawn theme you create a custom menu in your dashboard . Appearance > Menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    Then you use the custom menu widget to display the custom menu links in your sidebar Appearance > Widgets > Custommenu widget http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/custom-menu-widget/

  14. @chantalhalpin: You're welcome.

    @TT: No, that's exactly what I objected to. You just activate a custom menu in the Theme Locations module, you don't "use a custom menu widget to display it".

  15. If you created a custom menu then
    Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
    Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Apearance > Menus and in the “theme location” module at upper left select your custom menu from the pulldown and then click “save”.

    If you have not created a custom menu you can use this guide to create one. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

  16. Please read the thread more carefully, TT. What you just quoted is correct; but you also wrote (three times) that you need a custom menu widget, and that's not correct.

  17. @justpi
    Thanks for that correction -- now I see the light.

  18. Hey there - my 'pages' under my header vanished on me using the Oxygen template - where do i get them back?

  19. Please don't hijack unrelated threads. If you do a forum search for Oxygen, you'll probably find your answer.

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