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menu will not show up on mainpage (I know I'm an idiot for this) (8 posts)

  1. iamanidiot
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have been playing around with this for hours. I have installed wordpress on my own server, added a simple template. Everything looks absoluetly perfect. Except the menu which has "My Dashboard, New Post, etc" will not display on the page. Any help would be appreciated! I have searched for a solution with no luck of course...

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You mean the admin menu of the frontend? It is NOT supposed to show up.

  3. iamanidiot
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I see... so once logged in, you should NOT see the menu which has "My Dashboard, New Post, " on the top left of the screen? How do you add new blog entries without the menu, do I need to add links elsewhere to do that?

    Thanks a bunch for your help! I'm such a noob...

  4. Adam Brown
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    From your first post, I (like Moshu) got the impression that these links weren't showing up on your blog's frontend. But do you mean that nothing shows up when you tack /wp-admin/ onto your blog's URL?

    Be a little clearer about what exactly does show up when you do that...

  5. iamanidiot
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry...

    Yes, when The full URL includes /wp-admin/ at the end, I am taken to the dashboard. However, it does not display a menu on my blog homepage which links to this dashboard.

    Also, once logged in, it automatically directs people to the dashboard (myblog.com/wp-admin/) and not to the blog itself (myblog.com/). Is this correct?

  6. Adam Brown
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Whether there's a link to your dashboard depends on your theme or your widgets. If you're using widgets, add the "Meta" theme to your sidebar.

    And yes, once you log in, it should direct you to your dashboard. Generally, if you log on, it's so you can do something on the backend, thus the redirect.

  7. iamanidiot
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks a bunch for your guidance here, guys. I appreciate it! I will take a look at adding the "Meta" data onto the blog. Hopefully that works out.

  8. Adam Brown
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I misspoke. Should have said to add the "meta" WIDGET, not theme.

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