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The 'parent' option has disappeared

  1. I am trying to locate a sub page under a main page. When I edit the page, there is no 'parent' option in the 'Page Attributes' menu on the right, although it used to be there. I only see 'Template' and 'Order', but no 'Parent'. Does anyone know what went wrong?

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

  2. Please go to the top right hand corner of your Admin page and click "screen options". It will drop down an area with a list of the different things you can show or hide. Select and inlcude these modules:
    Page – Likes and Shares, Page Attributes, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments, Page Revisions, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper

  3. If reselecting the modules does not work http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-attributes/ then I will flag this thread for Staff attention.

  4. Thank you so kind for paying attention to my question. I followed your instructions. Although the 'Page Attributes' box was already ticked, the 'Parent' element suddenly returned. So the problem seems to be solved. Thanks again.
    There's another thing: I have added a 'Home' page (marcoderks.wordpress.com/home) but there is already another 'Home' page (marcoderks.wordpress.com) mentioned in the menu. However, I can't find the latter so when I go to marcoderks.wordpress.com I see the text:

    Not Found
    Apologies, but no results were found for the requested archive. Perhaps searching will help find a related post.

    But I can't figure out how to solve this. Do you know that?

  5. The solution to this two home pages issue is to set up a custom menu and select only the Ho0me page you created to appear in it. For more information on setting up custom menus please see this support doc.
    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/

  6. Wow, thank you for this, it really helps me further! Thanks a lot!

  7. You're welcome. :)

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