help with hidden pages

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  • #467888

    tamisanders
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    i KNOW this topic has been covered, i’ve read through the posts, but i’m still having a challenge.

    i just added a page to my blog – it is a set of directions i want to link to – but i don’t want it to show up as a tab in my header. i am pretty sure that i did this last time by making the page a “child” of a “parent” page, then excluding it in my sidebar. i could view the page, copy and paste the link into my blog – so it could be viewed.

    BUT — i just added the page, and when i click on “view this page” it just takes me to the parent page – with NO sign of my directions page. i tried clicking on the page {i hadn’t excluded it yet} on my sidebar and again, it just takes me to the parent page.

    the page is saved and shows up with my other pages when view them, but i can’t seem to view the actual page!

    my blog is http://www.tamisanders.com and my directions page is titled “life is good” and is under my “contact me” page.

    any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
    thanks,
    tami

    The blog I need help with is tamisanders.com.

    #468030

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m no expert on child pages, etc, but it seems to me if you hide it in your header by making it a child page AND you exclude it from your sidebar, not every theme includes a link to all sub-pages. You can, of course, just add one to the page by typing and adding a link as per usual. You may wish to hide it in your header but allow it in your sidebar.

    #468031

    You’re getting that problem because the permalink of that page is http://tamisanders.com/contact-me/1274/ (apparently you forgot to add a title before publishing the page, so the system added that number). BlogURL/parent/N means Nth page of “parent” (when you’ve used the nextpage tag to split a page into a sequence of numbered pages), so in your case it leads nowhere. Edit the child page to change the permalink to anything other than a plain number (click the “Edit” button next to the permalink below the title box, change the editable part, click OK, click Update Page).

    #468032

    tamisanders
    Member

    thanks! that took care of it, i didn’t know it would do that! i just thought a page number was “assigned” to each page – now i see where to edit it.

    NOW – i can’t remember where to get the “page id” to exclude the sub page from my sidebar

    #468034

    Pages > Edit: hover over title, check the number shown at the end of the permalink in the status/progress bar of your browser.

    #468035

    tamisanders
    Member

    got it! thanks again for the help!

    #468036

    But, as raincoaster said, if you exclude that child page from your sidebar, you’ll have to add a link to it on the parent page.

    #468037

    tamisanders
    Member

    i was having trouble because the address was not showing up in my browser, not sure why.
    i’d read the “hover” directions, but it wasn’t working.

    but i clicked on the page and got the id from the link in the browser.

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