navigation bar on home page

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  • #1139716

    marciamaclp
    Member

    navigation bar on home page- trying to set up blog as a website and want to add pages and a navigation bar. can’t figure it out

    The blog I need help with is lanaplantae.com.

    #1139886

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    It looks like you figured out how to add an About page, which has in turn automatically added a menu item called “About”, as you can see in the screenshot:

    http://cl.ly/image/1w2z230w1T04

    As you add new pages, they will be automatically added to the navigation bar (aka menu) next to the existing “About” one. The reason your Alpacas page isn’t yet showing up is that it’s still a draft and hasn’t yet been published.

    Here is more information about creating pages.

    It looks like you’ve also started creating a Custom Menu, but it’s not currently showing on your site because you haven’t yet assigned it to any of your menu areas here:

    http://cl.ly/image/433W3M2C2x3s

    As long as you haven’t assigned a custom menu to one of your theme’s menu areas, the default menu will continue to be used.

    Here’s some more information about If you need further help, just let us know!Custom Menus.

    If you need further help, just let me know.

    #1139905

    marciamaclp
    Member

    Thanks. I now can’t figure out why alpacas and about is on the same page.,

    #1139908

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Ah – that’s because you have both your front page and posts page set to the About page under Settings > Reading, as you can see in this screenshot:

    http://cl.ly/image/1S0q3x3Q2m2B

    What do you want to display on your homepage, your About page or your latest blog posts?

    #1139923

    marciamaclp
    Member

    For now the about page until I do the home page and the about page is moved

    #1139924

    marciamaclp
    Member

    Thank you.

    #1139925

    marciamaclp
    Member

    now the alpaca page is gone and instead blog posts appear when i click on the alpacas link on the homepage.

    #1139950

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    You were nearly there. :-)

    To get your blog posts to display correctly, I went ahead and published the Blog page you created, and then set it to display your posts under Settings > Reading. I also added a Blog item to your custom menu.

    Let me know if you need anything else.

    #1139951

    marciamaclp
    Member

    To make the blog posts not look all scrunched up do I just change number of posts shown on page?
    Also sub menus? For example I want to do a alpaca information and alpacas for sale under alpacas.
    Thanks so much—-

    #1139952

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    You can definitely experiment with the number of posts displayed on the front page of the blog, by changing the number under Settings > Reading, next to “Blog pages show at most.”

    If you find that still doesn’t help, you can adjust the spacing between the posts by adding CSS code, if you opt for the Custom Design upgrade.

    If you’d like to create a sub-menu, just follow the directions here for adding sub-pages to your custom menu:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus

    Let me know if you need further help.

    #1139969

    marciamaclp
    Member

    The only way to prevent the pictures appearing scrunchy on the bl;og page is to upgrade?

    #1139970

    marciamaclp
    Member

    Also how to remove comments except for on the blog page?

    #1139971

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    It depends what you mean by “scrunchy” as your blog page looks fine to me. Would you mind explaining in a bit more detail about what you mean, exactly? Thanks!

    #1139972

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    It might also help to upload a screenshot to help me understand better what you’re seeing.

    Here’s a guide on how to make a screenshot, if you’re not sure: http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

    You can upload the screenshot in your Media Library and then post a link so I can see it. Thanks.

    #1139973

    marciamaclp
    Member

    Is there a shopping cart with an upgrade?

    #1139974

    marciamaclp
    Member

    Screen shot has been uploaded. The pictures are not the correct size they are cropped in to a rectangular shape.

    #1139975

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Since WordPress.com isn’t designed for e-commerce, we don’t offer any shopping-cart systems. It is possible to add certain types of PayPal and other payment buttons to a WordPress.com site, as long as they fall within our technical guidelines.

    #1139976

    marciamaclp
    Member

    the blog column on right hand side of blog page. how do i remove

    #1139985

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    The Oxygen theme does include a sidebar on the front page of the blog, but it could be removed with some Custom CSS. I would be glad to help with that if you decide to upgrade.

    Thanks for uploading the screenshot. The Oxygen theme displays featured images called “thumbnails” above the title of each post on the blog front page, in the same height and shape, for uniformity. They are also the same width – 470 pixels – as long as the original image meets that minimum.

    If the uniform featured-image thumbnails aren’t to your liking, you might prefer a different theme that doesn’t display featured images on the blog front page.

    Just let me know if you have further questions.

    #1139995

    marciamaclp
    Member

    Is there a way to remove comments and likes from all but the blog page?

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