“enterprise” theme- help to remove the categories from header

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  • #479513

    zeenatsyal
    Member

    I love the enterprise theme..love it! My only problem is…I have too many categories on my blog..and when the categories appear up there in the navigation…it just messes the look. Is there any way I can use this theme without the categories displayed??? I did try tinkering with it…but there is no option to disable the categories from the header navigation.
    Please help….I really wanna change my blog theme to “Enterprise”… I think Without the categories in the header..I think “enterprise” and my blog are meant to live happily ever after :)
    Z~

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

    #479686

    timethief
    Member

    @zeenat
    I’m sorry but the answer is no.The Enterprise theme is coded to display static Pages in the top row of the horizontal menu with drop downs to child pages. In the second row in the horizontal menu the 10 most used Categories are displayed with drop downs to sub categories.

    #479689

    zeenatsyal
    Member

    @timethief
    So basically other than actually reducing my pages and shortening my categories length…i cant streamline the navigation???

    #479696

    shimworld
    Member

    That’s correct. I’ve recently been in touch with Support and they confirm that the Categories bar including the RSS and Comments links cannot be removed in the theme’s present guise. I think if enough people ask for it WP may give us that option including ability to easily change the colours of the Pages and Categories bar.

    #479992

    I just wish it would allow us to include more than 10 categories. That would be so neat and useful!

    Also, allowing us to change the colors of the bar is also a very good option.

    Hope it becomes available soon!

    #479993

    One problem with including more than 10, is that with the pages, and the categories, if you end up having a lot of each, then the visitor’s eyes will simply glaze over and they are likely to click away.

    Navigation should always be kept as simple and clear as possible. People simply want to browse and look at things that interest them, and if you provide them with too many choices, they typically go somewhere else. There is a short book out there, can’t remember the author, called “Don’t Make Me Think” that everyone who has a website – blog or otherwise – should read and take to heart.

    #479994

    shimworld
    Member

    @zeenatsyal

    Yes, now you can have your cake and eat it too (at the price of CSS upgrade). Follow this discussion http://bit.ly/d3W9sA and then check out how that has transformed mine http://shimworld.wordpress.com/

    #480003

    Your blog looks great!! Were you able to do this with the free wordpress application, or did you need to upgrade?

    #480004

    timethief
    Member

    @theleadershipcatalust
    shimworld has the CSS upgrade and has edited the theme.

    #480005

    timethief
    Member

    @shimworld
    LOL … :D See Zeenat’s guest post here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/24/blog-simplification-changing-wordpress-com-themes/

    P.S. I love what you did with the theme. It frames your contents beautifully. :)

    #480006

    shimworld
    Member

    Thanks @theleadershipcatalyst @timethief !

    It’s one of those right time, right theme moments I guess. @zeenatsyal can sure write! :)

    #480013

    candycapco
    Member

    @shimworld
    I love what you did with your blog and would like to know if you could show me how to do the drop down menu in the navigation bar?
    I’m trying to create a gallery and would like to categorize it using drop down menu..

    Thanks in advance!

    #480015

    aciddu
    Member

    I love this theme!
    One workaround I could find was to create an empty menu and set it as primary and secondary. No more menus, no more 10 most used categories. The alternative was to clean up my category list, but I’m too lazy for this.

    #480016

    shimworld
    Member

    @candycapco

    You can configure the drop down menu via your dashboard
    http://candycapco.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page

    Create a new PAGE and under Page Attributes, you get to select which Parent Page it should be under. It’s as simple as that. You newly created automatically becomes a sub-page as a drop-down menu of its parent and so on. Hope this helps.

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