How do you get text in main menu pages to link to other pages.

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  • #1174104

    peterlattin
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    Cant make internal links between pages. Cannot get list of main menu pages in the drop down column to make into main menu. Do need to create a new title for main menu?

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

    #1174202

    timethief
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    You can have as many static pages and/or sub-pages as you like up to a maximum of 88. But do know there is only one dynamic page we can post directly too in any blog. By default it is the front page of the blog that all posts display on. Also note that that only some theme provide dropdowns natively but all you can create a custom menu in all themes to provide them.

    Pages and Posts are NOT the same. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    The pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ we bloggers create are static and cannot automatically update. Only the dynamic categories pages created by the software will automatically update.

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts (not pages) and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page. We organize posts by assigning categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories pages into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walk-through > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    #1174217

    peterlattin
    Member

    Timethief – many thanks for your speedy reply. I will look through the custom menu walk through and see if that suggests an answer to my problem. The actual site I am having problems with is http://fopw.wordpress.com. Although I have made a number of pages the only one that shows up in the custom menu section is home.

    #1174386

    peterlattin
    Member

    Timethief – Thanks for your help. I’ve managed to sort out my problem.
    The issue seems to have been that I was trying to set up the main menu to pages that were marked Private. Changed them all to public and the links between pages now works fine.

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