how to i try different themes?

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  • #906265

    digtanya
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    oh boy. okay, will try and figure this out. thanks!

    #906266

    timethief
    Member

    Here’s my advice follow the step by step tutorial prepared by Staff http://learn.wordpress.com

    #906267

    digtanya
    Member

    ok, thanks. i did understand your last post and it’s working fine. it’s just disappointing.

    #906269

    justpi
    Member

    What exactly is “disappointing”?

    #906270

    digtanya
    Member

    …that the other pages are static.

    #906271

    timethief
    Member

    You can create a custom menu and add static Pages (you create) and dynamic Categories pages and dynamic Tags pages (automatically generated by the software and that automatically update) when you publish posts into the custom menu.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-tag-pages-and-posts-to-your-menu

    #906272

    digtanya
    Member

    Just to be clear. A custom menu means that the default menu that the theme has set-will be replaced by my configured ‘create menu’.

    #906273

    justpi
    Member

    Yes, if you create and activate a custom top menu it will replace the default menu. There’s nothing disappointing about that, because a custom menu can include tabbed links to whatever you like. Study this please:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    #906274

    digtanya
    Member

    will do. thanks.

    #906275

    timethief
    Member

    Like is said above:

    You are in charge of what appears in a custom menu. You choose the order in which to display any and/or all the foregoing in your custom menu. You choose which to display and which to hide. To remove any custom menu items you do not wish to be included in your custom menu see > Appearance > Menus

    #906276

    digtanya
    Member

    the ‘custom menu’ support doc was really confusing. the ‘wordpress tips’ doc was better, along with everyone’s comments. i get it, now. thanks!

    #906295

    digtanya
    Member

    1-

    Question, I’m just about finished with my site. Is it best to purchase the domain name through wordpress or through GoDaddy or some other resource? If you can, briefly, explain the advantages or disadvantages.

    2-

    Lastly, the only thing I’m hung up on are creating drop down menus under the menu headers. Seems to be the last thing obstacle. Any advice appreciated. The docs aren’t explaining it well. THANK YOU!!!!

    #906296

    timethief
    Member

    1. Volunteers don’t make such recommendations. Only piad consultants do and that doesn’t happen on support forums. :)
    2. Creating dropdowns in a custom menu is a matter of dragging and dropping menu items and indenting them. See the image here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus

    #906297

    raincoaster
    Member

    1) I use WordPress.com as it’s cheaper and I always know I can whine in the forums or email and get my problems solved.

    #906298

    digtanya
    Member

    Thanks!

    On the second issue, I don’t understand where I’m creating the menu to ‘drag and drop’-from.

    #906299

    timethief
    Member

    @raincoaster
    Me too. lol :D

    @digtanya

    On the second issue, I don’t understand where I’m creating the menu to ‘drag and drop’-from.

    All menus are created here > Appearance > Themes
    To the custom menu we create we add items by dropping and dragging them into place. If we include Pages then we drop and rag the sub-pages below the Parent page and so on. See > Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    SIGH ... what are you creating drop downs from and to?

    If you have no content and have yet to assign any Categories to posts then trying to set up dropdowns to non-existent sub-Categories isn’t possible.

    SIGH ... The frustration I have is that when a blog is private (rather than than be accessible to view with search engine indexing blocked – option 2 here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/) is that threads like this go on and on and on. When we Volunteers actually can see what the blogger is doing we can give pertinent answers in double quick time.

    #906300

    digtanya
    Member

    sorry to make you ‘sigh’. perhaps you should consider volunteering somewhere else. if you need my site to be public-SIMPLY ask. you have the expertise-NOT ME. if you know that it goes on and on-use your understanding to nip it in the bud.

    #906301

    digtanya
    Member

    definitely will be registering an official complaint against you ‘time thief’. that behavior is not necessary in an, otherwise, supportive forum. BTW, ‘time thief’, your contributions have been confusing, lengthy and not helpful.

    #906302

    raincoaster
    Member

    You need to chill. She’s answered your questions.

    #906303

    digtanya
    Member

    and, insulted me. insults are not acceptable. so, no, i’m not “chilling”. i’m letting someone know when they are offensive. i think that’s fair.

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