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[resolved] How to add a "utilities" menu? (7 posts)

  1. scorendesign
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm using theme Twenty Twelve. I've created my main drop down menu. I want to add the following "utility" links to the top of all pages: Home, Contact Us, Facebook, Twitter.

    Since this theme appears to only allow 1 menu, do I have to use another theme to accomplish this?

    Thanks.

  2. martha_camellia
    Contributor Day Volunteer
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Twenty Twelve only supports one menu. You can add a second, but it requires coding (here is a blog post I found that shows one way: http://zeaks.org/2012/add-second-menu-to-twenty-twelve-theme).

    If you want links to appear on every page you could also add them to your site header area. This requires some knowledge of HTML and CSS. In your dashboard, the files to look at are header.php and style.css.

    Dp you have a URL to your site as it looks now?

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Make sure any modifications to theme files are done in a child theme so that they are not lost when WP is updated...

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  4. scorendesign
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I am using WP to redesign an existing site for a client.

    I'd like the redesign, particularly the 2 menus, to be similar to http://gsmile.org/, which I designed a couple years ago, but which is (obviously!) not a WP site.

    lf I know HTML and CSS, should I be able to figure out how to add and position a 2nd menu where I want, simply by creating/modifying styles via a Child Theme?

    Or should I look for a theme that more closely mimics what I want to do?

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Adding a real second menu is more involved that just HTML/CSS - see:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_nav_menu

    You might be better off with a theme that has more than one menu - looking at your existing site, check out Suffusion - it has TONS of built in options and GREAT support from the developer on his dedicated forums here:

    http://aquoid.com/news/themes/suffusion/

    The theme is here:

    http://wordpress.org/themes/suffusion

  6. scorendesign
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Great. Thanks. Looks good. I'll give it a go.

  7. scorendesign
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks.

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