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Got a question from one of our clients that actually raised a few other questions. So, this post will cover two related problems and their solutions. This active blogger — like many others we’ve heard from — wanted to add more pages to her site, but there was no more room on her navigation menu.
What if you run out of room in for new pages your navigation bar?
Beginners should consider creating “Parent/child” pages. This means when you create a new page, give it a parent page. On most themes, the “Parent” page shows up in the navigation bar, and the “child” page shows up as a dropdown menu item when you hover over the Parent. (Watch the video tutorial below for more help). Not all themes support this kind of function, but we’ve seen some blogs that successfully did away with the horizontal menu bar altogether, and just used their “Pages” widget.
Intermediate level users could use a plugin. We’ve found that the Exclude Pages plugin works very well for this. Simply install this plugin, and “uncheck” the pages you don’t want showing up in the navigation menu. We call this an ‘intermediate’ level because with this plugin your are not able to use your “Pages” widget. However, if you know a little HTML, you can add a Text widget to your sidebar, and create links there manually.
Advanced bloggers can actually implement some .php scripting in the “Editor” section of the WordPress system. To do this, follow these instructions found on the WordPress.org site. A benefit of doing this is that you can still use your “Pages” widget (added convenience).
Hope that gets your wheels spinning. But let us remind you that if you run into a problem, don’t fret! There is always a solution. If you’re having trouble, contact us, we’ll get you going in the right direction.
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