Custom Menu Editor

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  • #484330

    sl1k
    Member

    @TT Actually I noticed the new menu editor when I changed themes on my test blog last night. = )

    #484335

    timethief
    Member

    Hi,
    I found it on my test blog yesterday. :)

    #484339

    I like this new menu feature that lets me mix and match pages and categories, and place a category as a child to a parent page, or even a parent as child to a category page. Look forward to the choice of adding a secondary menu in notepad in the future.

    Sig Link Removed – Slik

    #484340

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    slikbonez and tt-don’t kill yourselves patting your backs. :)

    I can now confirm that Staff have killed the external link workaround for Pages/Posts.

    Note above that I mentioned that the Custom Menu isn’t working on Inuit Types. I used the workaround to highlight a direct link to my Not the Official Gallery FAQ. After I implemented a Custom Menu today, someone clicked the old link in the top navbar and were indeed taken to a page called THE FAQ at gammagirl.wordpress.com/the-faq/, when the underlying link is actually to the Not the Official Gallery FAQ. gammagirl.wordpress.com/2008/07/27/not-the-official-wordpresscom-gallery-faq/

    This is serious bad news.

    #484342

    timethief
    Member

    @justjennifer

    I can now confirm that Staff have killed the external link workaround for Pages/Posts.

    I wasn’t using it on my blog so I freely admit that this expected elimination has zero impact on my blog.

    #484344

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    And updating the Page to disallow comments, because someone left a comment there rather than on the FAQ, has removed the underlying link. So it goes.

    @tt – I venture to guess that a just few people have implemented that workaround on their blogs. If all WordPress.com themes do not support the new Custom Menu in the top navbar, there is no alternative available. Just saying…

    #484345

    timethief
    Member

    @tt – I venture to guess that a just few people have implemented that workaround on their blogs.

    Really? I believe it’s the top post on Panos’s blog.

    #484346

    The one thing I know from reading stuff regarding 3.0 is that for the menu thing to work, there is stuff (code) that has to be added to the underlying theme files. I expect (hope) that will be occurring to the older themes that have top navigation, but then again, there might be some that will not get this feature due to the way the navigation was originally implemented.

    Of course the above is all conjecture on my part.

    #484348

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    And killed the link to the FAQ in the top navbar altogether so as to avoid any confusion.

    Maybe, tsp. And perhaps that is the reason behind the Custom Menu widget. Who knows.

    #484349

    @slikbonez: Thanks! I had tried the Primary Menu only, and it didn’t work in Notepad. Worked with the Secondary Menu.

    @tt: Yes, by far: 15,670 views at the moment, against 4,300 for my next most popular post.

    @jennifer: The extra links workaround is alive and well – you just have to redo the link.

    #484350

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I tried Panos, no go. It links to a non-existent page called “the-faq”. Maybe if I delete the Custom Menu…

    #484351

    @jennifer: Works in my test blog (even with Inuit Types). Please try it again so I can have a look.

    #484352

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Custom Menu deleted, logged out, cookies danced, still points to the non-existent page rather than linking to the FAQ even though in the Pages menu it still shows the title with the underlying link. If I view that same page, it goes to the non-existent page.

    I also removed the Custom Menu widget in my sidebar (before deleting the Custom Menu, of course) because although the link to the FAQ did actually point to the FAQ, it killed the sidebar. Everything under the first widget was gone.

    Just think I’ll wait a while with this. In any event, it’s time to watch Eurovision.

    #484353

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    OK-I see what happened. When I updated the non-existent page to disallow comments, WordPress.com changed the page slug to “the-faq”. Revised the page slug to the relative link and all is well.

    #484362

    timethief
    Member

    Right now, these themes have the custom menu feature built in: Twenty Ten, Structure, Vostok, Bueno, Enterprise, and Notepad. If you’re using a different theme, don’t fret. We’ll be adding support to more themes, but in the meantime you can still play with custom menus by using the new widget called, amazingly enough, Custom Menu. This widget will let you add any of the custom menus you create to one of your sidebars/widget areas. From:
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/05/29/new-custom-menus-feature-and-a-few-others/

    #484363

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    There you go! http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/05/29/new-custom-menus-feature-and-a-few-others/

    Right now, these themes have the custom menu feature built in: Twenty Ten, Structure, Vostok, Bueno, Enterprise, and Notepad. If you’re using a different theme, don’t fret. We’ll be adding support to more themes, but in the meantime you can still play with custom menus by using the new widget called, amazingly enough, Custom Menu. This widget will let you add any of the custom menus you create to one of your sidebars/widget areas.

    #484364

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    LOL!

    #484365

    timethief
    Member

    ~~ lol … echo, echo , echo :D

    #484366

    ismailimail
    Member

    I use one of the old themes (Regulus) and I do not see any difference between the new Custom Menus and the old Links widget. A Custom Menu with a drop-down box for the side bar would have been a better choice.

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