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  1. Buri Studios
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey!

    I'm using a theme (sliding doors for anyone with the same problem) which has header images that point to category links 1 through 7. However when I create my categories and look at their url it appears word press is assigning random values to each category. It will, for instance, go from number 1 and 3 to 10 and 9. There doesn't appear to be a method to the madness, but perhaps someone has a solution for this. Namely;

    1) Letting me know how to fix the numbering system
    or
    2) Letting me know how to edit what the categories url numbers are individually

  2. Buri Studios
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just as a reference, here is my site. You'll see what's described if you click on the header images while watching the url they 'think' they are supposed to link to, and then clicking the categories and looking at the values stuck on the end of the url's there.

    http://www.buristudios.com

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    have you set your permalinks?
    admin - settings - permalinks

  4. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wp numbers them in the order that you create them, number one is the default blog category (you can change the name of it) and number two is the default blogroll/link category.

  5. Buri Studios
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you both for your replies!

    Samboll yes I have. I realized afterwards however that I had made the first few categories before I activated the theme on my website and the rest afterwards. The ones created afterwards were numbered in an odd way so perhaps it interferred with that. My permalinks are set to default, do you have a suggestion on how to better organize them?

    Lastly I had a realization last night that turned out to work. I copied the last part of my web address,
    "/?p=35" into this section of the header.php code,
    "<li class="bk6">/?cat=6">Category 6"
    - so it looked like this, "<li class="bk6">/?p=35">Category 6

    I hope this helps someone else! I had not realized this before because as I stated I'm new to web development and do not know my way around the code. Is there any way to 're'order the permalinks so they are in some sort of logical set? For instance buristudios.com/category/abstract instead of buristudios.com/?p=27 . I tried editing the permalinks but it did not appear to do anything. Perhaps it has something to do with the cache?

    Thank you again!

    Buri Studios

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

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