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Adding Categories to Pages (or vise versa) (8 posts)

  1. world tralover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all,

    This is my first attempt at a blog, and following some youtube vids I've done pretty well. There's one last thing that I can't figure out:

    I want to have drop-down lists in the menu for permanent pages, plus be able to post regular posts which will just go under the category. But the menu names should be the same. For example, for this (travel) blog, I want to have a menu tag "Resources" that contains permanent info such as travel checklists, good airline search engines etc. Since they are permanent, instead of them just showing up under a category, I want them to be on their own dropdown menu.

    Another example is "Cooking". One of the menu tabs is called "Joys of Travel" and I want users to be able to click on Cooking and see post of new foods. However, these posts, since they are not permanent, should not have their own titles in the menu bar.

    Can anyone advise how to make the site function like this?

    I'm using Simple Catch 1.6.2 in case that makes a difference.

    Thanks!

  2. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't know if I am following all the way but if you want a permanent page called Resources in your menu then create a page named Resources and add it to your menu.

    For the Cooking one you would add a Cooking Category to the menu and just assign all the posts you want under that menu item with that specific category.

  3. world tralover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the reply Aaron.

    For the resources, I'm trying to have both a permanent page, and the ability to categorize posts as resources, and have them under normal posts, but not under a drop down.

    For the cooking, even if I create a sub-category, the menu is not giving me a drop down option (that is only happening is pages, not posts).

    Thanks.

  4. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Think you would need to post a link to your site to explain this.

  5. world tralover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The site is http://www.worldtralover.com

    However, as of now the menu shows only the existing pages because I deleted the menu. Before the menu was deleted, the drop down under 'Resources' didn't work (even though it was set up the same way, i.e, Resources as a page, and Travel Checklist as a child page under Resources). It seems that if there is NO menu, the pages show up in drop downs, and as soon as there is a menu, even if a Page is added to the menu, drop downs no longer work.

    Thanks for your time.

  6. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have the menu setup in Appearance -> Menu and assigned the right location?

  7. world tralover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm pretty sure I did. But this my first blog. Everything seemed to be in the correct place to me.

  8. world tralover
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aaron, thanks! I figured it out!

    Apparently you can move the subcategories slightly to the left to put in in a drop down menu. That kind of happened by accident, but it's working now.

    I really appreciate your time. Thank you so much.

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