Why aren't my pages displaying properly?
The most common error bloggers amke thinking they can create static page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ and label it as a category and then expect to see the page automatically update. That’s not possible. Only the dynamic Categories pages created by the software will automatically update.
Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ are static and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot post to multiple pages in any blog.
There is only one main page for posts in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. By default the front page of the blog “Home” will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts.
Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page. We organize posts by assigning categories to them. You can create a custom menu and add the dynamic categories pages created by the software into the custom menu.
Here’s a link to a custom menu walk through > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/
There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/
I probably should’ve phrased my question better.
I’m trying to create custom menus using the Chunk theme, which supports multiple custom menu creation. Unfortunately, none of the menus I’ve created will show up in the navigation bar, even once I’ve saved them. They don’t even show up in the footer. They don’t show up anywhere in the blog.
I’ve followed all of the instructions to create custom menus and they’re still not showing up. I’ve followed the instructions you’ve left, as well as instructions I’ve googled, and I still am not having luck. I want to create custom menus so that I can nest categories of posts under them. I know this isn’t complicated, but NOTHING is working for me.
I know that pages don’t update automatically. I meant to say that none of the custom menus I’ve created are displaying on my navigation bar on the front page. I’ve spent over an hour on Appearance->Menus and it’s driving me crazy. I’ve been going back and forth with this issue for about a year now.
Also, the Theme Locations option isn’t displayed under “Screen Options” under Appearance->Menus. Perhaps this might be the reason why none of my menus are displayed. Then again, that means that I’ve got to figure out where to find Theme Locations.
I’m trying to create custom menus using the Chunk theme, which supports multiple custom menu creation. Unfortunately, none of the menus I’ve created will show up in the navigation bar, even once I’ve saved them.
Your theme supports 1 menu. Select which menu you would like to use.
Hopefully you understand that you can have as many tabs to individual menu items in that single custom menu as you want.
Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Appearance > Menus and in the “theme location” module at upper left select your custom menu from the pulldown and then click “save”.
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 Reader, feeds, or in any search. A page can be private without being password protected.
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