Deleted custom menu still shows
Hi, I made a custom menu and then found out that – in free themes – it is not possible to get it to show somewhere else then below the header. So, I deleted the custom menu. However, it still shows…
Anybody an idea of how to get rid of it?
The blog I need help with is senhorron.wordpress.com.
a) The blog linked to your username only shows an About Us tab: is that the menu you’re talking about or are you talking about a different blog?
b) “It is not possible to get it to show somewhere else then below the header”. Not true: a custom menu will show up in the header area if you select it in the Theme Locations pulldown (in Appearance>Menus), in the sidebar if you go to Appearance>Widgets, add a Custom Menu widget and select the menu in the widget pulldown.
a) Yes, this is the tab I´m talking about.
b) It is true, sorry… At least in this theme, so maybe this Nishita theme is the problem.
I had put the Custom Menu Widget in the right widget area, and then the menu showed up in both the header and the widget area.
Current situation is that in the header area a non-existent custom menu is shown.
Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
Custom menu widget
Select Menu – Use this to choose which of your custom menus to display. If you haven’t already created a custom menu, you’ll need to do that first via Appearance ->Menus. http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/custom-menu-widget/
Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Appearance > Menus and in the “theme location” module at upper left select the correct custom menu from the pull-down and then click “save”.
I hope this helps you.
To have the top menu disappear entirely, create a new blank custom menu with nothing in it, save it and then assign that as the primary menu in the theme locations pulldown and the top menu will disappear entirely.
Unfortunately it doesn´t help me…
Please try thesacredpath’s suggestion https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/deleted-custom-menu-still-shows?replies=6#post-747289
Tried the suggested approach.
Resulted in not showing the empty menu, so that was ok.
Then created a fresh custom menu with one link that immediately showed up in the header as well as the widget.
I´m done using custom menu´s in this theme and will use the custom link widget instead.
Thanks to all for your support!
Obviously I was mistaken; there is no custom link widget.
Will probably make some small graphic and show that in the sidebar…
“Then created a fresh custom menu with one link that immediately showed up in the header as well as the widget.”
Doesn’t have to: you choose what shows up where.
The default top menu of a theme displays tabs that link to all your published parent pages. A custom menu displays tabs that link to whatever you wish. What your top menu will display is determined by what you select in the Theme Locations pulldown: if you want a custom top menu, you select that menu; if you want the default menu, you select the blank option.
“Tthere is no custom link widget.”
Sorry? As I already explained, to display a custom menu in the sidebar, you go to Appearance>Widgets, add a Custom Menu widget and select the menu in the widget pulldown.
And like I already explained… then it shows up twice! You must think I´m stupid…
I think you are confused.
A menu is a group of links. Please tell us exactly what links you want to create and where you want them displayed.
First off; I realize you have no way of knowing that I am not a computer illiterate…
So, I know a menu is a group of links…
… just because I have nothing better to do…
I have an about page and I want a link to that, preferably that link is in the custom menu below the header. BUT, this designer chose to always scale the header to 295px which we consider to large.
So, I wanted the custom menu to NOT show up below the header-pic. Therefore I put the custom menu in the custom menu widget to move the link to the sidebar. Then the custom menu shows up twice.
No offense: this conversation reminds me very much of one I had years ago with my motorbike dealer. I told him my bike´s engine stopped running as soon as I reached 70km per hour and he replied with “that´s impossible” … In other words, I know what I see, alright ;-)
Here is the theme you are using with no top menu and a custom menu widget in the sidebar.
We are just missing something here so I’ll go through it by the numbers.
1. Create a blank menu (no pages or anything in it at all). Save that menu.
2. Go to the theme location module and select that blank menu from the primary menu location pulldown. Click save.
3. Create a new menu that you want to have in the sidebar. Save. Add all the pages and whatnot to it and save again.
4. Go to appearance > widgets and add the custom menu widget to the sidebar. In the pulldown in that widget, select the menu you created in #3 and click save.
Go to your site and force refresh your browser just to make sure it is not serving up a cached page and you should see no top menu, but a menu in the sidebar.
@senhorron: You know what you see but you don’t understand what you read, because the WP lingo is confusing you and you’re misunderstanding things. (Quite unlike your motorbike dealer, I never said “that´s impossible”, I said “you choose what shows up where”. In other words, if the bike isn’t behaving the way you want, that’s because you’re misusing the bike controls.)
1) The (optional) set of tabs below the header image isn’t your “custom menu”, it’s your top nav menu. Your top nav menu can be the default one (that is, the automatically created one) or a custom one you create, to replace the default one with a different set of tabs (including no tabs at all).
2) As I explained, “the default top menu of a theme displays tabs that link to all your published parent pages” (in your case, your About page). That’s why you kept seeing the About tab although you deleted whatever custom menu you had created: you were seeing the default top menu.
3) As thesacredpath explained, to eliminate the top menu altogether, you “create a new blank custom menu with nothing in it, save it and then assign that as the primary menu in the theme locations pulldown”.
4) Adding a Custom Menu widget and selecting a custom menu in it doesn’t “move” anything from the top menu to the sidebar, it adds a set of links in your sidebar (an independent set of links). That’s why you saw your About both in the top menu and the sidebar when you added the widget.
5) You create a custom menu in order to display a set of links you can’t get via other means: for example, links to some instead of all of your pages, or links to your post categories instead of your pages, or any mixture of links to pages, posts, categories, tags, and external webpages. When the only thing you want is display a link to your About page in the sidebar, you don’t create a custom menu and you don’t add a Custom Menu widget: you just add the Pages widget.
Well, a fresh morning (at least in the region I live) and a fresh try, right?
It worked – like pana states, the wp lingo is confusing or confusing me…
First off, my bike did have a problem, it was not me misusing the controls :-)
Having that said…
1+2: I think it is rather strange, the default top nav is not shown until I create a (what I see as) a custom menu and when I select nothing in the dropdown, it still shows. I think it would be far more logical to have a ´show top nav yes/no´ option in the dashboard…
3: see above.
4: Of course it doesn´t move anything, there is however the difference between human lingo when explaining what one tries to accomplish and strict ´programmer´s lingo´
5: True, however… because I know that in the future I might want to add more items to the custom menu I chose to use that feature instead of the Pages widget.
Any way, thanks for your support and patience!
Yay! And you are welcome. I knew it was just a matter of getting things explained right.
PS I couldn’t possibly have an opinion re your actual bike! “You’re misusing the bike controls” was present continuous, not past: I was referring to the difficulties you were having with the blog – just in terms of the same parable you used yourself.
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