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Mixed link types in dropdowns (7 posts)

  1. PurdueGuy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am working on a website for a school. Actually, it will be a collection of sub-sites, one for the district, and one for each of six schools. The school folks want drop-down menus. I need to be able to have a dropdown that leads to the other sub-sites, while other dropdowns lead to pages & categories within the current subsite. How do I make custom dropdown menus that are a mix of these links?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you using WP's multisite option to run a small network?

  3. PurdueGuy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Honestly, I'm not sure how the guy setting up the server & wordpress software is planning on doing the sub-sites, as he hasn't set them up yet. I had originally been working with wordpress mu, but the school's tech guy is handling everything on the server setup & wordpress installation level, and that doesn't seem to be the version of wordpress he's installed.

  4. PurdueGuy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    After talking to the server guy, it looks like it will be Mu.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If MU has been used before, then I'd imagine that you'll be using WP 3 Multisite (which replaced WPMU). On that basis,and assuming that each school will have it's own sub-site, I think your best option is to use a custom menu and then add links to each of the sub-sites using the Custom links option in Appearance/Menus.

    However, I'm not a multisite expert and there may be a more elegant way to construct the menu you want. so I've tagged this topic as 'multisite' in the hopes that one of the multisite gurus will drop by.

  6. PurdueGuy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, looks like I have some reading to do (as well as developing some php skills). I'll post back if I get stumped, thanks again!

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problem. :-)

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