Need Help with the Pages & Menus, problems with the 'parent' option, not offered

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    It was mentioned in the learnikng guide that Twenty Eleven Theme works well with menus and sub menus with pages, I have tried to go to the ‘parent’ part in the page attribute section, but it doesnt give me the option for ‘parent’ . When I go to the ‘quick edit section’, I see the word parent, but I have no choices to choose from. I have even tried to change the theme to see which one is better, but now after the 3rd time and trying to learn from your awesome learning guides I feel like I am doing something wrong. I have tried with Pages and Menus and do not know my next step. I now curently have both set up and need some help please and thank you

    The blog I need help with is


    To create a showcase template, you need to go to Pages > Add New. That’s the dashboard screen that should be displaying the Page Attributes module. If it isn’t, you click Screen Options while on that screen (the page editor screen): and include all the Pages and Posts modules. each dashboard screen has different screen options.



    That was great information, learned some more with that… But my main problem is not fixed.

    I have put main menu names in the PAGES section (And I also tried the MENU section) tabs called: home, about me, empower network, etc… tabs. But I also want to put sub menu tabs that are under these tabs. Is ‘parenting’ the only option? Becuase It doesnt give me an optikon to use it.


    Here’s a link to a custom menu walk-through >

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here. >



    more amazing information. I have most of these things done. One thing i didnt understand on this last one you sent, maybe this will help me:

    “❇ I created a custom menu but it’s not showing up

    A custom menu isn’t automatically activated once you create and save it (reasons: a, it can show up in at least two different places, b, you can create and save several menus). If you want your custom menu to appear in the header area, you must select it from the pulldown in the Theme Locations module and click the Save button of that module.”

    I have my pages on the all pages page, i even put one sub page i want to put under one of those pages….what i am i doing wrong?



    and Wheres the Theme Location Module that I need to turn on? (From the ffirst point above I mentioned



    Aswell I noticed when I do try to create a menu it mentions that I have no Pages…I’m tryikng to figure what little thing im doing wrong…waiting for your reply. Thank you


    I have a semi-related question… how do you reorganize the order the pages show up in the tabs?


    Custom menu Troubleshooting – My pages are in the wrong order
    Edit the sub-pages checkto see if you have established a Parent page and child page “hierarchical structure” in the page attributes module. Remove if required. Also remove any “order” numbers you have assigned that may conflict with the order you are creating by dropping and dragging here > Appearance > Menus . Or simply change them so they are the same order as you establish in the menu. Establish consistency – problem solved.


    Wheres the Theme Location Module that I need to turn on?

    Dashboard > Appearance > Menus

    Top left hand corner top module

    Your theme supports 1 menu. Select which menu you would like to use.


    You have a misconception. One menu means the whole bar of tab for items like about me, company, blah, blah, blah and blah.

    Click my username and look at the cusom menu. I have a single custom menu with many items in it. Some items are tabs to static Pages, some items are dropdown tabs to sub-pages from Parent pages, and some items are tabs to Categories and sub-categories.



    wow…that makes things a lot easier to understand. Thank you.


    You’re welcome and best wishes for happy blogging.



    Along the same lines as this thread–
    Why will my menu (2010 theme) only show one tab (the home tab)? I have added two other pages but they do not present on the menu.



    Go to Appearance > Menus, select the blank option from the Theme Locations pulldown, click Save.

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