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Question About Parent/Child Pages

  1. Re: Contempt Theme

    I have searched the forum and support sites, but my newbie brain either didn't find the answer or didn't recognize the answer if it was there.

    On the top bar under the Past Adventures parent page, there should be six child pages. The child pages did appear if I placed the cursor over Past Adventures when the child-page attributes all had a zero for order. When I assigned them a numbered order under attributes, they stopped appearing when the cursor is over Past Adventures. What did I do wrong?

    Hope that question was clear. Thanks!

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

  2. I clicked into the blog linked to your username. It's wearing the Bueno theme and not Contempt. I see 5 subpages when I hover over the main page. I'm using a Firefox 3.6.6 browser. If this is the blog your are referring to and you cannot see the subpages when hovering, please try logging out of wp.com, clearing your browser cache and cookies, and logging in again. Then please post again to tell us if you can see them or not.
    browser specific instructions here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/
    If you are referring to another blog then we will need the URL for it starting with http://

  3. Nerts! I typed "5" above when I meant to type "6". I see 6 subpages.

  4. Thanks, Timethief.

    Yes, I did change over to Bueno, which works great for this beginner. I do apologize for your wasted time. For the sake of this discussion, though, I changed back to Contempt, which I like much better.

    I cleared the browswer cache and cookies, but still have the same issue.

    I plan to start blogging today and would love for it to be on the Contempt theme. However, I also really want the Past Adventures dropdown menu on the topbar, if possible. If you have any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

    Thanks!

  5. The Contempt theme does not have dropdowns to child pages. Therefore if you want this feature you will have to switch themes. Currently, the Bueno, Enterprise (2 dropdown levels – Top level – Pages & Sub-Pages – Bottom Level – 10 Categories & Sub-Categories) , Greyzed, iNove, Inuit Types, Koi, Nodularity Lite. Monochrome, Neutra, Notepad, Sandbox 1.6.1, Structure, Twenty Ten, Titan, Vigilance, and Vostok themes have dropdowns. So I suggest a theme change.

  6. Thanks, Timethief!

    That's very helpful information.

    One more question. Do you know if any of the themes with
    custom menus allow dropdowns in the sidebar?

    Better yet, is there a link that will take me to theme
    descriptions that show those kinds of details? (So far I feel
    like I'm having to learn this detailed stuff the hard way.)

    Thanks for all the help!

  7. None of the theme here allow for drop-downs in sidebars. Aside from custom menu widgets, widgets do not differ from theme to theme. The only widgets that I can think of that have a drop-down are the Archives and Categories widgets.

    This is the main link to all support documentation. http://en.support.wordpress.com
    The search box there will provide results that also include forum threads. It's far better than the searchbox in the forum.

    This is the link to the main widgets and sidebar page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/topic/widgets-sidebars
    There you will find individual links for descriptions and instructions for each widget.

    We Volunteers may be able to offer you better help if you simply tell us what you want to accomplish. This is because we are aware of how the software works, what's in support documentation as well as many tricks, tweaks and workarounds.

  8. Hmmm ... first two sentences I typed in the comment above can be ignored as I didn't express myself well. I believe the rest of what I wrote from "widgets do not differ from theme to theme" conveys what I wanted to convey.

  9. Thanks so much for all your help! In the next few weeks I'll
    follow your links and see what I can find. In the meantime, I'm
    okay with iNove and will contact you if I need anything.

    Thanks!

  10. But Contempt can display dropdowns in the top menu if you use the new custom menu feature:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

  11. Thanks, Pana!

    Won't have time to check it out for a few more days, but definitely
    will because I sure like Contempt.

  12. @Panos
    Yikes! I didn't notice Contempt had been added to the list here >

    Currently, the following themes have this feature enabled: Twenty Ten, Structure, Vostok, Bueno, Enterprise, Notepad, Paperpunch, MistyLook, Under the Influence, Vigilance, Greyzed, Wu Wei, Blix, Cutline, Freshy, Contempt, Ambiru, Digg3, Koi and Modularity Lite. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#additional-information

    Thanks for the update. :)

  13. @tt: Since I've got so many theme-related posts, all this updating little-by-little is driving me crazy!

    (As for Contempt, frankly I'm not sure I would use the dropdowns: the design is rather crude.)

  14. It's a little annoying but all things are relative. What I have experienced in the last 7 days on my own computer has been crazymaking. Included were >
    a security update that failed to load and had to be done by Norton Staff;
    a corrupted disk that did not repair when I used the chdsk utility - 2 times and finally worked on the third try;
    an exceeding memory space problem that did not respond when I addressed it the first time but did on the 2nd go round;
    being unable to connect to the interent on an intermittent basis which has now been fixed by my ISP;
    and a power outage from 5 AM to 12:30 noon on Sunday during the time I had set aside for blogging on onecoolsite.
    As I have been coping with these problems I have not been able to answer many forum questions. Hopefully, I had seen the end of these frustration so I can now keep pace with the changes here at wordpress.com.

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