Sub-page doesn’t appear under parent

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  • #447917

    dykens
    Member

    Dear All,

    I have read some of the relevant topics in the forums, but still cannot find the right answer. Hope someone could help.

    Here is the address: http://theroyalhermitage.wordpress.com

    I have inserted a sub-page under “The Happenings”. But it doesnt appear, although I have selected this option:

    “…Parent

    The Happenings

    You can arrange your pages in hierarchies. For example, you could have an “About” page that has “Life Story” and “My Dog” pages under it. There are no limits to how deeply nested you can make pages….”

    Thanks for the help in advance.

    The blog I need help with is theroyalhermitage.wordpress.com.

    #448031

    bubel
    Staff

    The hierarchy will only appear for you in the Pages Widget within your sidebar (you will first need to add this to your sidebar via Appearance -> Widgets.). Your theme will not automatically display the hierarchy.

    #448058

    So, apart from adding the Pages widget, better add a link to the subpage in the parent page as well.

    #448074

    timethief
    Member

    I agree with panaghiotisadam as I have found that supplying links to subpages on the parent pages works well for my readers, particulalry those who didn’t take note of the pages widget dispaly in the sidebar.

    #448076

    Twice so in this particular case, since the theme has a bottombar instead of a sidebar.

    #448078

    timethief
    Member

    Exactly. :) The Pages widget is way down in the footer so it’s not likely that all visitors may locate it and use it to access subpages.

    #448079

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes indeed. I hesitated to answer this particular question because it appears that the OP has no posting page. He has 13 static pages, though. All of them relatively short so the bottombar remains visible for the most part.

    An unusual structure for a blog like his. In my humble opinion…

    #448080

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Oops, sorry. Archives is the dynamic page.

    #448104

    dykens
    Member

    Hi All,

    Thanks a lot for the advice.

    @ Bubel & @ 1tess:
    Yes, I have already added the page widget before, but actually this is not what I wish. Secondly, the 11 pages ( the other 2 came with the theme automatically – archive and rss feed) will consist not only static pages. The main posting and update will be under the “latest news”. And from time to time, the “Welcoming”page will always be updated, as well as the other pages according to their relevant issues. Since this page is only 4 days old, in the future, some of the pages will be gone, like “soft launch comment”.

    @panaghiotisadam and timethief:
    I have infact added the links as both of your suggestions as well (see under “the happenings”, linked as number 1-5). Initially, I thought this theme will immediately show the sub-pages content, once someone click the parents (here “the happenings”). In fact, it did happen once by accident, that once I click the parent “the happenings”, it shows all the sub-pages content (exactly looks like the “archives” at the moment, showing all the previous posts or pages under “archive” as parent).

    @1tess: Indeed my page does look very different from a normal blog, as it is designed to be a mixture of blog and webpage. Secondly, I would like to maintain the page very simple, clean and not fully jammed with words. So the bottombar is just perfect for me. Just another distinctive page, to put it that way:-)

    Such a pity, that the sub-pages content could not come out directly on the parent page at the moment (or maybe by error). Not sure why the creator designed it in such a way or maybe it is just WP policy for WP.com

    Again, thanks to all.

    Cheers

    #448107

    @dykens: You’re welcome.

    Themes aren’t designed by WP. It’s just that very few themes happen to have the feature you’re looking for – see here:

    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/parent-page-links-to-child/

    #448108

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    There are themes which show a dropdown menu of subpages. Inove is one. (plus some of the other newer themes)
    and with paid CSS upgrade (and experience, expertise and willingness to work it out for yourself) at least one of the Sandbox themes could have dropdown menus.

    By using pages rather than posts as a “normal” blog, you are missing out on a great deal of SEO. That is up to you. Blogs with posts on dynamic ‘pages’ as the primary way of communicating with the “blog-o-sphere” or interweb in general have much more likely-hood of being found by readers worldwide. Up to you.

    #448109

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    ~~ panos.
    I am thinking slowly tonight?

    #448110

    dykens
    Member

    Thanks @panaghiotisadam, let me know if you come across great simple, clean, white design, three column by chance.

    @1tess: Have you read my “Waiting Lounge at The Hermitage”?
    Yes, this page will have its new address soon at:

    http://www.theroyalhermitage.com

    And you are absolutely right, I have missed a lot of great features with WP.com, including Java Script, Flash and SEO and many others. And therefore, after 3 days, I decided to move to WP.org. At the moment, I still use the same theme there (at the hosted page, but not yet being launched), but since it is so inflexible, I might want to change the design and theme. Hopefully, I could really find a theme, which I like.

    #448111

    timethief
    Member

    This is the link to http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ and it would be confusing if you continued to post here on the wordpress.com forum about themes for wordpress.org software installs. Please ask your question here http://wordpress.org/support/forum/5 and only post to this forum about wordpress.com issues.

    #448112

    dykens
    Member

    @timethief:
    I have not yet moved. But it is on the progress and not will come in anytime soon! I know I have to ask in the WP.org Forum, but at the moment, the page is still under WP.com. And in the meantime I would want to keep my post in WP.com until the page is moved and exported.

    #448113

    timethief
    Member

    I understand that. wordpress.com is a multiuser bllogging platform and wordpressorg has software install for independent self hosting. Are you aware that the themes we have at wordpress.com have all been “adpated” from the original versions of the themes created to run on wordpress.org software? Most wordpress.com members are not aware of that.

    The De Po Masthead version here at wordpress.com is not the same as the original for wordpress.org software. Therefore discussing what themes you may wish to use over at wordpress.org is bound to lead to confusion here.

    #448114

    dykens
    Member

    @timethief: I really feel disturbed, that everytime you keep on advising people in all pages or forum that one should go to the WP Forum to ask for advice, should one registered under WP.org. I read most of the previous WP.com help forum before I come to ask for a help her, and I keep on finding such an advice “please go to WP.org forum”! And now I get this message as well, although I am still on WP.com and still want to post here on WP.com!

    #448115

    timethief
    Member

    Also when you say “until the page is moved and exported” it sounds as though you may think you can expeort the theme from here and upload it at wordpress.org. This is not the case. You can export the contents of the wordpress.com blog out in two separate files. One will contain all posts, comments, pages, custom fields, categories, and tags. The other file will contain your blogroll Links only.

    #448116

    dykens
    Member

    I know about this, that the theme will not be exported.

    #448117

    dykens
    Member

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