Misty Lake parent/child page display
Very few themes have that feature and as you have noted Misty Lake does not have it. See > Child pages: links displayed on parent or as dropdowns > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/parent-page-links-to-child/
The only other themes that support the parent/child page display that I want are not really professional looking enough for my needs.
This is my feedback [opinion] as a longtime blogger. Using colored fonts in your posts does not create a “professional appearance”. That kind of appearance is normally only found on children’s blogs, personal blogs and on blogs where the blogger is flogging merchandise or featuring advertising.
I understand that if I change from Misty Look I won’t be able to return to it (it’s being replaced by Misty Lake).
That’s not correct. When a theme becomes “retired” (that’s what WP calls the themes that are replaced by newer ones), it will no longer be available in blogs created after this change but it remains available in older blogs. And Misty Look has always been one of the most popular wordpress.com themes, so it’s highly unlikely that it will be completely removed in the near future.
And if you switch to a theme that doesn’t automatically display links to child pages on the parent page, you can create such links yourself.
Thanks for your response.
I just wanted to be sure that Misty Lake did not have the feature I need, and wondered if Misty Look is going to disappear entirely. Will those of us who use it have to give it up at some point?
Also, I merely mean professional in the sense of the theme itself not being “cutesy,” like the Brand New Day theme is. Only my students access this weblog, and I am aware the front page is personalized. The pages that hold the actual course guidelines only use color to flag vital information, such as due dates.
As justpi said above: ” you can create such links yourself.”
This is guide for creating links in blog posts and pages and it does sound like you are following it.
This is the general link model:
<a href="URL HERE">Highlighted anchor text here</a>
This is the visual result but as it’s just an example it’s not actually linked to a page:
Highlighted anchor text here
Enter the anchor text you want to link to first.
Then use your mouse to highlight that anchor text.
Next click the chain icon in the Visual editor and proceed to create the link.
Justpi — thank you.
Yes, I know I can manually put the links on the pages. This would be a very onerous job at this point with all the pages and layers of pages I’ve already created.
Timethief — you are very helpful, thanks. Misty Look does this automatically; that’s a main reason I chose it in the first place. I’ve been disappointed that almost no other themes do this, as at this point I’ve got so many pages it would take forever to add every individual link. However, apparently there isn’t much demand for this feature; so I’m really glad to have this good-looking theme that does, because it makes it much easier for me to add pages for assignments at a moment’s notice.
It’s a workaround but you can copy and paste all the content on the pages you have now into new pages. Then when you can chnage themes and those “new” copy and paste content pages, which are not automatically generated by the software will still have the links to sub-pages on them.
@TT: The automatically generated links to the subpages are not part of the regular content of a parent page. You can only copy them from the sourcecode of the page. And again this wouldn’t solve bethimpson’s problem, since she’d like to be able to keep creating new pages and subpages.
I do know that but I thought I’d share it anyway as I used Misty Look eons ago and did exactly what I described when I changed themes way back when.
If you know that, then you didn’t describe it correctly: for the average user, “content” doesn’t mean sourcecode.
Thanks again, timethief and justpi –if I did decide to change themes, at least that would give me a way to save what I have already.
Agreed. I’m imperfect and many of my comments reflect that. Thank goodness we have you to correct me.
Even after I changed to another theme early in the morning I would switch back to MistyLook when I created a new sub-page. Then The automatically generated links to the sub-pages that were not part of the regular content of a parent page on the themes I was using were available. I copied and pasted the source code generated as I explained very poorly above. It took only a few minutes to do that and then I switched back to the new theme I was using.
… rinky – dink, yeah, I know but it worked for me.
You’re welcome Beth and happy holidays to you.
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