Order of the pages in Confit

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  • #1175060

    mmakiran
    Member

    Hello,

    Is it possible to change the order of the pages in Confit-theme, in a way that the blog-page (in my blog named as home) would not appear as the first page? I know how to edit and use the “Order” (by number) option in the page attributes box, but I can not change the order of the blog-page (named Home).

    And, how can I change the name of the blog-page “Home” to be another one? Many thanks:)

    The blog I need help with is marimakiranta.net.

    #1175122

    justpi
    Member

    You need a custom menu. See this post of mine, in particular the first two options under “Other options, special cases and tricks”:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    #1175131

    mmakiran
    Member

    Oh no. Is there any chance that you might help me a bit further? I tried to add a new menu, but I couldn’t find the solution. I simply would like to change the title “Home” as the title “Workshops & Exhibitions”. The page “Workshops & Exhibitions” (Home-page) should appear as a second title on the sidebar. The first title should be “About”. That’s all the changes I would like to do in pages’ orders:) May I, please, ask you to give very simple instructions if possible, like step by step, because I failed trying to follow the previous ones. Thank you!

    #1175133

    justpi
    Member

    I don’t think I can make it any clearer than I already have in my post.
    Anyway: you go to Appearance > Menus and
    Step 1, you click the plus sign to create a menu, you give the menu a name (say, “My Header Menu”), and you click Create Menu.
    Step 2, you click View All in the Pages module, select the ready-made Home item and the rest of your pages, then click Add to Menu.
    Step 3 (once they’re all added to the menu): you drag the items vertically to change their order.
    Step 4: you open the Home item, and you edit the Navigation Label field to replace “Home” with the title you prefer.
    Step 5: you click Save Menu.
    Step 6: you select your menu from the Theme Locations pulldown and click Save.

    #1175161

    mmakiran
    Member

    Thank very much you and sorry:)
    I managed to change the order of the pages, but I couldn’t change the label Home. (Step 4: I couldn’t open the Home item and edit the label. Sorry.)

    And another problem: when I write the domain http://www.marimakiranta.net in my browser, the first page that is being displayed is Home (the order 2 on the sidebar). I would like it to be the About -page. So, what should I do to display the About-page as a first page when people write my domain and navigate on the page “for the first time”? (Sorry for my bad English) And thank you for your patience.

    #1175167

    mmakiran
    Member

    Okay, you will not believe but the label Home is changed. :)

    But how to direct URL mari.makiranta.net so that the first page to open up would be the About-page? Is it even possible?

    #1175216

    justpi
    Member

    Yes it’s possible: you create a blank page in Pages > Add New and title it “Workshops & Exhibitions” or “Recent Works” or whatever you’ll finally decide; then you go to Settings > Reading, set that page as your posts page, set the About page as your front page, click Save Changes.

    But you should have asked this question first, because the step-by-step instructions I gave you in my previous reply were designed for the previous situation. So you’ll also have to go to Appearance > Menus and modify the menu, or delete it and create a different one.

    #1175228

    mmakiran
    Member

    Thank you again. Surprise – I got a problem. I managed to set the About-page as a front page. But when I choose the Recent works as posts page, it is not displayed as Recent Work page, but as About page (same as front page). Can you, please, tell me what I do wrong? It must be a very easy answer:/ Thank you so much. Please do not hesitate to visit my dashboard if needed.

    #1175230

    mmakiran
    Member

    P.S. At the moment the front page is Recent works (posts page) so that my blog is more informative. (But as described above, I tried earlier, and it was possible to set the Author-page as front page -> although the problems raised when trying to set the Recent works as posts page). Thank you for helping the humanist IT-dummy:) :)

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