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  1. I want to re-order my pages. I have tried giving them a page number via the edit page, but it mkaes no difference, They stay in the same place.

    What am I missing.

    Thanks.

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

  2. create a - manage locations - new menu,
    and then put a page as you want and they will stand as you like photo + even without the numbers, the menu has to be yours and involuntary (automatic)

  3. Thanks. I'll give it a shot.

    So can I take it that the page numbering under 'attributes' is purposless unless I have created a menu?

  4. Page Order

    Here's more info on Custom Menus and re-ordering them: Custom Menus

    You could also create a Custom Menu Widget for your sidebar so you can control the order of the Pages that display there: Custom Menu Widgets

  5. Um. Where do I find 'manage locations'?

  6. No, it's not purposeless, it's just that the custom menu options give you more flexibility and control.

  7. Thank you to everyone. I've read all the notes. I cannot figure it out but will keep trying. My theme allows just one menu and I can't find a way to alter it. I make changes in 'appearance-menus' then save, and nothing happens. The menu edit page now shows duplicated items but there is no obvious method for getting rid if them. The numbering of pages under 'attributes' does nothing as far as i can tell. Luckily there seems to be no connection between these edit pages and the menu shown on the blog.

    I'm too stupid for this, but thanks for trying.

  8. Give it another look, I am sure you'll get it.

    There are two steps involved in making menus: creating or editing the menu itself (sounds like you know what you're doing there), and then assigning those menus to specific places.

    Once you save your changes, make sure you go to the 'Manage Locations' tab at the top of your Menus page to see whether the right menu is assigned to the header, and is saved there. That might solve your 'nothing happens' problem.

    For additional menus in other parts of your site: Your theme allows only one menu in the header, but you can add additional menus to sidebars or footers using Custom Menu Widgets in the Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets section. You just need to create those additional menus first in the Menus area, and then they'll show up as options in the Custom Menu Widget.

  9. Thanks. Very useful.

    I think you're right, I'm confusing menues and widgets, I created a custom pages' widget, put it in the sidebar, and it's this I'm struggling with.

    The menu title appears on the menu edit page, so it seems that I'm editing the correct menu, but any changes do not register. Or perhaps this is the header menu, if I have misagned them. I need to understand your last para. better so will experiment some more.

  10. Oops. I meant 'mis-assigned'.

  11. Hello there,
    I confess that I am mulitasking from my business and don't have time to read and unravel what you have been doing above.

    There are two approaches you can use. This first one is when you only have Pages and no custom menu.

    1. Page Order - Page attributes module order numerically rather than alphabetically.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-attributes/#order
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-attributes/

    2. This second approach is for those who have created a custom menu and have added pages and/or other items such as custom links and dynamic categories pages to that custom menu.
    create a custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    add the pages and sub-pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages
    order them http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus

    If you have a custom menu then you must establish consistency. Check the Pages sub-pages themselves to see if you have established a Parent page and child page “hierarchical structure” in the page attributes module. Remove if required.

    Also remove any “order” numbers you have assigned that may conflict with the order you are creating by dropping and dragging. Or simply change them so they are the same order as you establish in the menu. Establish consistency – problem solved

    If you don’t see the Page attributes module on your page, please make sure you’ve selected to display Pages in your Screen Options.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/
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  12. Right. Got it. Perfectly simple once one gets the idea. I thought i was dealing with a menu widget when it was a page widget, and confused the two menus on the screen, and a few other things.

    Thanks to everybody for your time.

  13. Hooray! I love happy endings. :)

  14. Excellent, glad you got it all worked out.

  15. @lettergrade
    Good day to you. :)

  16. :)

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