Static Page Holder Tab?

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  • #822386

    xwuv
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    I followed the tutorial trying to turn my “Portfolios” tab, into a static page holder. I don’t want it to open a page, but rather show a listing of optional pages. As of now, when its clicked, it goes to an error site. What am I missing.

    Thanks so much!

    The blog I need help with is eyesofthemountain.com.

    #822550

    timethief
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    You cannot post to more than one page in a blog. Pages are static and site outside the blogs structure.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.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/posts-on-pages/

    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 Tags 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

    If you do not have any posts that you have assigned the “Portofolio” category to then there is not data that can be displayed on that page. This is the format of a category URL. http://eyesofthemountain.com/category/portfolio and it’s the URL you must enter to add that category to a custom menu. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

    #822551

    timethief
    Member

    This is the format of a Page URL http://eyesofthemountain.com/portfolio If you do not want “Portfolios” to be a category and instead want it to be a parent page with dropdowns to subpages you can use these instructions to add it to your custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages-to-your-menu

    #822553

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Specifically here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-static-top-level-tabs

    1. Go to your Menus page (Appearance > Menus)
    2. Add a Custom Link and set the URL as #. Using # will prevent the page from refreshing when you select the tab.
    3. Label your link and hit the “Add to Menu” button.
    4. Organize your menu items like you would normally do, hit the “Save Menu” button, and you’re done!

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