How to change words in the navigation links on my blog?

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  • #3418802

    patfg
    Member

    Hi, I would like to change some words in the navigation links (I guess that’s their name) on my blog. For example:
    —-wordpress.com/news/ –> —-wordpress.com/blog/
    I cannot find an option to change that in the menu settings. Thanks in advance!

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

    #3418804

    patfg
    Member

    The blog I need help with is not that one, I didn’t write the last sentence.

    #3418853

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Hi,

    What’s the address (URL) of the site you’re referring to?

    In the example you gave “news” and “blog” are slugs representing the original page titles. If you’re referring to a WordPress.com site, then a page, including its title and slug, may be edited in the page editor found via My Sites → Pages → selected page. Next to the page you’d like to edit, click the three-dot icon to open the drop-down menu of options and select Edit. Then simply click on the title or the slug, edit as desired, and save the edit.

    #3418857

    musicdoc1
    Member

    I cannot find an option to change that in the menu settings.

    I may have misinterpreted what you were referring to. If you’re referring to the navigation labels of items in a custom menu, then these may be edited as described in the Customize the Menu Item Text section of the Custom Menus support page.

    So, again presuming you’re on a WordPress.com site, at Customize > Menus > selected custom menu, you’ll see a list of all the items in the menu. For each item there will be a down arrow (caret?) that when clicked opens the customization options for that item.

    #3418910

    patfg
    Member

    Hi! Thanks for your answers. Yes, slug, that’s the name. I tried what you said in Pages and then click on the dots, but I cannot see any option to edit (Stats, Copy…, Set as…, those are all the options I have). Is there any other way or should I create new pages and delete the previous ones so I can have slugs that coincide with the name of my pages and not the original menu of the theme? For example, I have a page called Portfolio, but the slug says “—wordpress.com/contact/”, since that was the name of the original page in the theme I’m using before customizing it..

    #3418918

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Thanks for the additional information. I’ve called for staff attention, because staff might be able to more easily identify the site that you’re referring to and to observe what’s going on within it’s administrative areas.

    Is the site set on private? Has it been launched yet?

    #3418925

    patfg
    Member

    Thank you! It’s been launched, yes. All of a sudden I could find the option to edit the permalink on almost all of the pages, except the one containing the blog posts, in which “Edit” is not an option in the dot menu on the right.

    #3418933

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Ahh, I see what you mean. I hadn’t noticed that before because I always use the WP Admin editors, where that issue doesn’t occur. My guess is that for some reason WordPress.com decided that a page set as the posts page can’t edited in the My Sites interface, perhaps to make it clear to users that while it is set as the posts page the page is not a static page and it’s content doesn’t display.

    I see the following two ways to get around that limitation:

    1. Change the page back to a static page temporarily, by choosing another page as the posts page, so that you may make the desired edits of the slug and/or page title before setting it as the post page again.

    2. Make the edits in the WP Admin page editor, which you’ll find via the WP Admin dashboard.

    #3418934

    patfg
    Member

    Your first suggestion to solve that problem was a brilliant idea! It worked perfectly and it took me one minute. Thank you so much. :)

    #3418947

    musicdoc1
    Member

    You’re welcome : )

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