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  1. wow, I have been trying for like 1 hour to find support on:
    Is it possible to re-arrange the 'tabs' (called widgets) in a different order in the theme I selected?
    ***I am new to bloggin...just jumping in trying to figure it out. It seems really, really complicated and everytime I try to write I get bogged down in ALL the techy stuff you have to do just to ADD something. Is there an EASY way to learn set-up, terminology and finally how to get people to look at my blog? Can someone recommend a tutorial for beginning beginners? THese posts in the forum are too advanced for me.

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

  2. Hey there,

    You can re-order widgets by going to the Appearance -> Widgets page in your blog's dashboard. You can drag the widgets in the "Sidebar" list on the right side of the page up and down to re-order them.

    If you need any help, we have a plethora of guides available in our support section. Why not take a look and see if you can find the answer to your questions there?

    If not, please feel free to ask any questions you have via this forum. We're happy to help!

  3. Are you referring to these static Page tabs at the top of your blog?
    Home
    Fathers
    $40,000 for me
    News
    Religion
    When Sheep Shear Back

    If you are then there are two approaches you can use. This first one is when you only have Pages.
    Page Order - Page attributes module order numerically rather than alphabetically.
    This approch is for those who have created a custom menu and have added 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 themselves to see if you have established and 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

  4. nope...neither of these 2 suggestions worked...didn't work. Another 1 1/2 of my nite wasted. I did go to SUPPORT...I search, Widget, Tabs, Pages, Order...whatever. I'll call them static pages maybe...but Google calls them TABS when they are line up at the top of the web browser. Right not I have one called 'arcane' which I looked up to describe WORDPRESS BLOGGING SOFTWARE. Unfortunately there is no "Drag n Drop' option, I wish there was. Its like working with the stone age here on WORDPRESS. Tried changing Attributes...and 1 of my 'tabs' just disappeared when I made it the PARENT. When I say 'TAB'...I mean exactly that. On the FIRST page of my Blog there is a LIST OF TABS SIDE BY SIDE at the top of my blog. I want to change the order so that when I first go to my BLOG...the FIRST is NOT the FIRST and the LAST is not the LAST. I can't make it any more simpler than that. In otherwords, I want to CHANGE THE ORDER OF THE TABS AT THE TOP.I really don't want to do some complicated code (ie custome static nonsense or 'establish consistency'...what?! I just want to move the ORDER OF THE TABS. You would think this would be an easy uncomplicated maneuver. But one thing I have found our about WORDPRESS...its arcane and complicated at best. I spend more time trying to learn the logistics of WORDPRESS then I do actually writing, thats why I don't go on my BLOG much. And apparently no one else completely comprehends it either. Because I have asked this question on the forums without success. You know thats why a mouse is so convenient...you can POINT CLICK AND drag stuff. This should be a major component of WORDPRESS BLOG CREATIONING FEATURES. But I have found I need to do alot of HTML, CODES, and know some programming lingo also before I can even use my blog. I actually have to write stuff on my desktop computer, then copy it using JARTE and paste it into a "page" on my WORDPRESS BLOG. I've tried typing directly into WORDPRESS pages but the margins are really screwed up and take forever to refresh. I wish I hadn't invested so much time into WORDPRESS, cuz I would use something else by now. Went to Dashboard->Appearance->Widgets. There is a 'Sidebar 1' on the right. There are 9 items listed under the 'Sidebar 1' title with a drop down '^' next to each one. There is Image, Pages, Calendar, Image (again), Image (yet again), Image(last one), Gravatar, Meta, Author Grid. Before you say "click the '^' on the PAGES item and change the order...I already 'clicked' on PAGES tried changing the order, by Title, ID, Order...no change. sorry but WORDPRESS is far too complicated for beginning bloggers like myself who want to start a blog. In addition, there are like 150 pages of tutorials to go along with SETTING UP MY BLOG. I don't even know where to begin. I had an easier job setting my my WEBSITE using TRIPOD.com years ago ...than WORDPRESS.com today.

  5. If you would like help, you will get it faster by breaking up your posts here into paragraphs so we can quickly see what the question actually is.

    Step 1: stop reading stuff you find on Google. It doesn't apply to WordPress.COM blogs but to WordPress.ORG blogs

    Step 2: go through http://learn.wordpress.com

  6. You can order your Pages by setting their "order" attribute. Go to "Pages" in your dashboard, then edit a page. Towards the right-hand side of the page, you'll see a post attributes box with an "Order" field--it looks like this. Update the "Order" attribute to whatever you desire--just keep in mind that pages are displayed in ascending order (i.e. 0 is before 1, 1 is before 2).

    Save your changes to the page and repeat with your other pages.

  7. NVM...I ordered "Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro" by Tris Hussey 2nd Edition, it has WP.com and WP.org simple instructions for a simpleminded person. thanks anyway :-)

  8. thanks for putting up with me...the page order thingy is okay.I'm starting a different blog using WP.org and 'INMOTION' as hosting. My WP.com will be for practice.

  9. It won't help. The way things work at WordPress.com is different from the way things work at WordPress.org.

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