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can't add menu to navigation bar for all themes (8 posts)

  1. caijs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i am new to wordpress,i was go exicited when i first know WORDPRESS, it seems to be very simple to use,just do some cumstomization to the themes, so i give up DREAMWEAVER and started to build my website.

    to my big suprise, WordPress has so many bugs and traps even from installation on my localhost.now finally i can begin my customization,i found so much disappointment:
    1)the themes looks beautiful but when i active them,put my stuff and click VISIT SITE, it is so ugly. no more graphics,CSS doesn't apply and some functions doesn't work like :
    2)couldn't add menu to navigition bar at all, for all the themes, it says the theme support 1 menu, that is fine,i creat one ,click save menu and check my site,no new menu at all, i have tried half day for this only,my God.

  2. The learning curve for using WordPress to custom build themes can be quite daunting. Do you remember what it was like using Dreaweaver for the first time when it came out? I know I did and wanted to throw my computer out the window.

    I would suggest that you give it more than half a day and that you try a few themes. Some are great and some are absolutely atrocious. I'm guessing that the theme you were using might not have been that great.

  3. caijs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks so much Christine for your quick response.
    actually, the themes included in WORDPRESS 3.5 by default don't work and have the same problem so i think this version could be something wrong. i have tried 4 themes all download from your site, they are:
    1)Asteroid
    2)Max Magazine
    3)Twenty Eleven
    4)Twenty Twelve
    for all of them, when i all menu, have the same problem like i mentioned in above post.
    if i hadn't realized WordPress has been so popular nowaday,i could have given up immediately and give back to Dreamweaver or something else. you know my programing skill is above average people.

    thanks a lot anyway.

  4. caijs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    and i forget to mention, before this issue, i couldn't upload media (picture) to the post. the select files window always come out when click INSERT TO POST. now some theme work and some theme don't for adding media files.
    for installion, even now, one of browser can open PhpMyAdmin.php another browser shows error:

    MySQL return´╝Ü

    #1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

    I only start using WordPress for couple of days, and carefully follow the instruction on the website.

  5. ronangelo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi. I'm the author of the Asteroid theme.
    Anyway I think your problem has something to do with your sever.

    This is a clue
    #1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

    All of the operations you describe requires writing to the database.

    to my big suprise, WordPress has so many bugs and traps even from installation on my localhost.now finally i can begin my customization,i found so much disappointment

    It could have from time to time but in your case the problem might be on the client side.

    you know my programing skill is above average people.

    Then you must understand how not everything can be perfect right away.

    What webhost are you using or is it a local install? Also what are the contents of your wp-config.php

  6. caijs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi ronanelo,thanks for reply.

    This is a clue
    #1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)All of the operations you describe requires writing to the database

    the error messsge only come out when i use explorer 6.* browser.
    now, i am using another browser, it works without any error message and from PhpMyAdmin page, i can see the actions applied to my database, it is normal and reasonable.

    What webhost are you using or is it a local install? Also what are the contents of your wp-config.php

    i install on my localhost. the wp-config.php is simple,was just added my password and as mentioned before, i have passed around this Mysql conection issue although i still don't know why like that.
    when i actived your theme, just added three posts, now the problems are
    1)can't insert media(picture)to post.
    2)can't add menu to navi bar, it says this theme support 1 menu but even 1 menu can't show on vist site.
    3)the layout mess up,widgets on sidebar come to post location, navi bar doesn't show.post frame graphic doesn't show. so it looks ugly now.
    the theme Twenty Eleven and Twenty Twelve are something different:
    1)can insert picture in post but CSS looks not applied, the float:left doesn't work but pictures show on there.
    2)can't add new menus, still says the theme support 1 menu and no show after adding 1 menu.

  7. ronangelo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you using XAMPP or WAMPP...
    I tested all of the 4 themes you mentioned, a lot of people have. So this is definitely not a WordPress or Theme issue that affects everyone.

  8. caijs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i am using WAMPSERVER2.2 on window xp sp3 and i have seen so many same issue on the forum, may just nobody so "lucky" to have so many issue together in the beginning couple days like me.

    thanks

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