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  1. readitreviewit
    Member

    I am trying to make a "page" with a drop down for all the events I have going on this month. My pages are not showing up when i go to appearance-menus and also the main page is not showing up under my header where all the categories are. I need to have this ready for tomorrow and I've given myself a headache trying to figure it out! GAH!!!! Im using mystify theme and it supports custom menus. Thank you!

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

  2. readitreviewit
    Member

    sorry I have mystique theme

  3. The menus are really hard for me to figure out. Good question, readitreviewit. I understand how you feel!
    Marcella :)

  4. @readitreviewit
    The way to create drop-downs from Pages to sub-pages and/or from Categories to sub-categories is to create a custom menu. To do that you need to have a clear comprehension of the differences between static pages and posts and between static pages and dynamic pages in a blog.

    Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    What’s critical is:
    (1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    (2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page, but we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the dynamic running page for posts and also on the dynamic Categories pages, dynamic Tags pages and dynamic Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category/Tag in order for there to be anything to display.

    A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or custom links in your custom menu as well. You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus

  5. readitreviewit
    Member

    I had already read through all that earlier, its the pages I am making will not show under my header or even when I go to the custom menu I had made to add them but thank you

  6. If you have created a custom menu and then later added more pages then you will have to go here > Appearance > Menu and add them.

    Troubleshooting
    Did you check the 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 custom menu. Establish consistency – problem solved.

  7. readitreviewit
    Member

    I've finally gotten it figured out. thank you all for your help!

  8. Thanks for letting us know you resolved this. Best wishes with your blog. :)

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