add "home" page

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  • #772390

    poundsweet
    Member

    I need a link that will bring readers back to the “homepage”…. I don’t see a way to make the banner do that, and am not sure how to make a link on the navigation bar that will do so. I don’t think this theme was coded to include “home”, only “about” which I changed. I want readers to be able to click on something when they’re on another page to get back to home…not just click back though every page they’ve been to.

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

    #772515

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    http://poundsweet.wordpress.com/ (linked to your name) has both a home tab and a clickable header (Coreline theme) so you must be talking about a different blog.

    Please post a link starting with http://

    #772609

    itspaki
    Member

    Same is the problem here with my blog.
    I think there are some themes which dont show home page icon.

    #772617

    timethief
    Member

    @itspak1
    Your blog does not have “a problem”. Just to be clear on this whether or not the theme you use provides a Home link this is your home page http://itspak.wordpress.com/ It is where your posts not pages are displayed unless your choose to create a static front page. All visitors clicking the blog title are returned to that Home page.

    If any blogger who has a theme that does not have a Home link provided by the theme wants to create one then what they do is create a custom menu and include a custom Home page link in it.

    #772621

    itspaki
    Member

    Home should i include it in this way? i mean to custom home page link
    your suggestions have puzzled me.

    #772624

    itspaki
    Member

    Thanks for your response.
    Its 1:00 am here, will see it tomorrow. TC

    #772649

    Some themes display a Home tab in their default top menu and some don’t – see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/the-home-tab/
    For those that don’t, you need to create and load a custom top menu, as timethief already said.

    And no, you don’t add the Home tab via link coding. To create a custom menu you go to Appearance>Menus; clicking “View All” in the Pages module will reveal a ready-made Home link.

    #772693

    itspaki
    Member

    @panaghiotisadam

    Hi again, I did exactly what you told me. Appearance>menu>pages to view all, Homepage was there as custom page and when i selected it, it was gone to the Menu, I just saved the menu. But Homepage link still not there. Whats wrong with it now? I’m frustrated for this tiny task not to be done.

    #772694

    raincoaster
    Member

    In the custom menu, add the link http://itspak.wordpress.com/ and call it Home.

    Nice looking blog, btw.

    #772696

    @rain (and TT): you don’t need to do that.

    @itspak1: I didn’t mention everything you needed to do, because I wrote “you need to create and load a custom top menu, as timethief already said“; it’s not my fault if you didn’t bother to check the instructions timethief had taken care to link to.

    Anyway, since you didn’t bother to do that, here are my own (complete) instructions:

    • Go to Appearance>Menus.
    • Click the cross to create a menu, give it a name (for instance “my top menu”), click Create Menu.
    • Click View All in the Pages module, tick Home, tick the rest of your pages, click Add to Menu.
    • Click Save Menu once the pages have been added.
    Select that menu from the pulldown in the Theme Locations module, click Save.

    #772697

    itspaki
    Member

    Thanks raincoaster,
    I just created a menu containing pages, categories homepage link. How do i set this menu as default.

    #772699

    The instructions timethief has linked to include the answer to this. The reply I posted above also includes the answer to this, IN ITALICS:

    Select that menu from the pulldown in the Theme Locations module, click Save.

    #772706

    itspaki
    Member

    I knew that how to create a menu but the thing i was missing is in Italics.
    Thanks to panaghiots
    Timethief and raincoaster were telling me a totally different thing.
    I asked that question that how to add it default b/c i didn’t see your post before, and posted without refreshing it sorry my fault. However thanks again its working now.

    #772714

    timethief
    Member

    @itspak1

    Timethief and raincoaster were telling me a totally different thing.

    Say what?

    As panaghiotisadam said:

    The instructions timethief has linked to include the answer to this.

    #772719

    And before that, panaghiotisadam said:

    it’s not my fault if you didn’t bother to check the instructions timethief had taken care to link to.

    Absolutely no difference re how to create and load a menu: the only difference is that I suggested an easier way for the Home tab in particular.

    And this earned me a thumb down:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/05/06/the-home-tab/#comment-40479

    #772720

    timethief
    Member

    SNARL
    1. Thumbs down for those who do not search before posting threads.
    2. Thumbs down for those who do not read documentation and instructions carefully.
    3. Thumbs down for those who fail on the first two points above and have the audacity to click a thumbs down on an informative related post.

    #772721

    itspaki
    Member

    I’m sorry Timethief and panaghiotisadam. I wanna back my words.
    Yet it was not my fault altogether. TT’s link told me how to create a static page which was not the one i was searching for.

    #772722

    TT’s original reply said “If any blogger who has a theme that does not have a Home link provided by the theme wants to create one then what they do is create a custom menu” – “custom menu” being a link to the Support doc on menus.

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