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  1. Is it possible to make a page which is not visible on the bar at the top of the blog, yet it can accessed by anyone if they are type the URL of that page? Can I do it by using the custom menu widget?

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

  2. *invisible (horrible typo)

  3. Yes, but you have to use a Custom Menu and leave that page off the listing.

  4. Ok, thank you!

  5. Well...turns out that there is still a problem.
    I made a widget (I deleted it now) and I used the custom menu which I made. There was a link there which successfully sent anyone to the page that was included in the custom menu.
    However, no matter what I did, that very same page was visible at the bar at the top of my blog. How I am supposed to remove it, yet allow anyone to access it through the custom menu that I made?

  6. By creating a custom top menu. Details here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  7. It took an hour to do what I wanted, but now it's ready! Thank you a lot for the information! (Turns out I had to make two custom menus)

  8. susanjcunningham
    Member

    You want to make a page invisible?!

    How the heck do you make a tab on the top leading to a static page visible? Or maybe the beach theme only allows one tab?

    I want to add a "contact" tab on the bar at top of the post area. God knows how I got the "Home"" tab up there. Anyway, I created a static contact me page (actually, several of them). I tried it as a widget and a custom menu. I checked that I wanted custom menu to appear as a tab and tried to add the static contact page to it.

    No success: http://susanjcunningham.com/

    I tried to follow everything on that wbptips link above.

    The contact page exists but there's no way any viewer would realize that.

  9. susanjcunningham
    Member

    PS I also tried doing this through the themes area under appearances.

    Elsewhere on this forum in regard to tabs, there is some mention of a "Pulldown" menu or something similar in the "themes location" area. I don't have that. Maybe it doesn't exist with the Beach theme.

  10. How the heck do you make a tab on the top leading to a static page visible?

    Create a New Page > Dashboard > Pages > All Pages > Add New
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/#create-a-new-page

    Create a custom menu > Dashboard > Appearance > Menus
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#creating-a-custom-menu

    Add the Page(s) you created to your custom menu > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages

    Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
    Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Appearance > Menus and in the “Theme "Location” module at upper left select your custom menu from the pulldown and then click “save”.

  11. Sorry, but my post includes all there is to know about menus. Quoting:
    • "Custom menus are created (and edited) in Appearance > Menus. Preliminary step: Click Screen Options (top right) and make sure Theme Locations, Custom Links [etc] are checked."
    • "The regular top menu of a theme automatically displays links to all your published parent pages [etc]."
    • "Revert to regular top menu: Select the blank option from the Theme Locations pulldown, click Save."

    So, since you only want to display links to your static page(s), you don't need a custom menu: you only need to make sure the theme displays its regular top menu. You go to Appearance > Menus, click Screen Options to make the Theme Locations module show up, select the blank option from the pulldowns in that module, save.

  12. susanjcunningham
    Member

    OK, Thanks! This is one essential bit I was missing:

    "click Screen Options to make the Theme Locations module show up, select the blank option from the pulldowns in that module, save."

    I hadn't clicked "Theme Locations."

    The other issue--in case some frustrated person is reading this in the future--is that in the appearances dashboard, I had/have two menu clusters. When I was attempting to add the page to a custom menu, I was saving the wrong menu. I think.

  13. susanjcunningham
    Member

    OK, Thanks! This is one essential bit I was missing:

    "click Screen Options to make the Theme Locations module show up, select the blank option from the pulldowns in that module, save."

    I hadn't clicked "Theme Locations."

    The other issue--in case some frustrated person is reading this in the future--is that in the appearances dashboard, I had/have two menu clusters. When I was attempting to add the page to a custom menu, I was saving the wrong menu. I think.

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