Pages on Next Saturday theme
Hi! I am using the Next Saturday theme to build this blog — http://bornlearningcayuga.wordpress.com. I am not seeing pages tags show up on the homepage as I publish pages. How do I get them to show up, or does it not work that way with this theme? Thanks! gREG
The blog I need help with is bornlearningcayuga.wordpress.com.
Thanks for the reply timethief! I used the wrong word — I meant “tab” not “tag.” I’ve added pages — about, resources, etc. — but the page tabs aren’t appearing at the top of the blog as I would expect. Any thoughts on that issue? Thanks! Greg
Staff have provided help for those who want to structure their blog like a website. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/
What’s critical is:
(1) a clear comprehension of the differences between pages and posts > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
(2) a clear comprehension of the fact that there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. But we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.
We organize our posts by assigning Categories to them. When we publish a post it automatically appears on the running page for posts and also on the Categories pages and Archives pages. Note: There must be one published post in each Category in order for there to be anything to display.
A custom menu allows you to display Categories with drop-downs to sub-categories in tabs along the horizontal navigation where normally only Pages tabs are displayed. If you wish you can also include Pages with drop-downs to sub-pages and/or custom links in your custom menu as well. 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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus
Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Apearance > Menus and in the “theme location” module at upper left select your custom menu from the pulldown and then click “save”.
Troubleshooting – My pages are in the wrong order
Check the sub-pages themselves to 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. Or simply change them so they are the same order as you establish in the menu. Establish consistency – problem solved.
Troubleshooting – My Pages aren’t appearing
They must be public pages – not private.
Public – The page will be visible to everyone.
Protected – The page is protected with a password you set. Only people who have the password can view a protected page.
Private – Pages are only visible to blog Editors and Administrators. Private pages are not visible in Blog Surfer, feeds, or in any search. A page can be private without being password protected.
Will dive into those resources. Thank you. … Confused as to why this is more confusing with this theme than the previous themes I have worked with to create http://gregmunno.com and http://cnyspeaks.com. Perhaps this theme only works with the custom menus? Basically, I want the same thing as I have on those other sites — to have the home page be the dynamic blog page, and to display the tabs for the interior, static pages.
Next Saturday doesn’t display header tabs unless you create and load a custom menu.
Sigh indeed: there are only a few themes that behave this way and I’ll never understand why they had to.
It truly amazes me that you can keep up with these themes changes, new themes and theme specific weirdness’s.
Thanks so much for this and sorry that I tuned out of the conversation for a bit! I got back into the site tonight. I can create a custom menu, but looks like the theme limits the number of menus in will actually show at the top of the blog to one. This is a bit confusing as the demo picture of the theme actually shows several top tab pages, but it pretty clearly limits me to “one primary menu,” and which ever one I select is the only one that shows. I guess I could display the pages in the sidebar using a widget (the suggestion of the link from @panaghiotisadam), but I may just switch up the theme to something a bit more flexible. Thanks again for your help/
You’re confusing menus with menu items. See here:
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