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[resolved] Navigation Menu items (17 posts)

  1. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would like to know if I can change the navigation menu (My Accounts, My Dashboard, New Posts), which appears on top of my blog pages, of wordpress 2.1 to make it more accessible to the users?

  2. dwzemens
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Do you mean the navigation in the WordPress dashboard, or the navigation of your theme? The answer to both is "Yes", but it is far easier to change your theme than the core WordPress files.

    Post a link to your URL and I will try and tell you how to change the navigation links.

  3. fortlauderdalebeachrealestate
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have a similar question, my dashboard is not showing up at the top of my blog? Can anyone help
    http://www.fortlauderdalebeachrealestate.wordpress.com
    jon

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    fort - you'll want wordpress.COM support. They're at http://wordpress.com/forums/

  5. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks dwzemens! I have not yet hosted my blog on my server. http://cramesh.wordpress.com/

    yes, i want to change the navigation link in my dashboard. let me know how to proceed.

    Thanks a ton!

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    cramesh - you'll want wordpress.COM support. They're at http://wordpress.com/forums/

  7. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    handysolo- i really want to know if i can change the dashboard navigation if i install wordpress 2.1 in my server. as far as i learnt, i will have a total control of my user database if i have it on my server but i don't know whether i will be able to change the navigation (present at the top of the page).

    thanks,
    cramesh

  8. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you have a WP install hosted on your server there is nothing to change: you will not have any navigation like in WP.com.

  9. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    rudolf45: thank you for clarifying my doubts. Can you also tell me 1. what are the changes i can make on/to the WP installed and hosted on my server and 2. why would i install on my server if i cannot change things?

    i know these questions are little silly but without knowing the proper functionality i will not be able to proceed on my project.

    Thanks again!

    cramesh

  10. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here's a thought: Tell us what you want to do. Be detailed (within reason). We'll tell you if we think it can be done.

  11. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ok. i am designing and developing a blog for one of my professor to be used by his students as a medium of interaction. i have done usability testing and found certain features like "dashboard", "presentation", "upgrades" does not mean anything to the students of the blog. so our concepts/new design has only three tabs -"home", "posts" and "my account".

    i tried to modify the blog which i created using wordpress.com - http://ie801.wordpress.com/ but i am unable to change the navigation menu items which appears on the top of the blog after i log in.

    so i want to know the following things:

    1. Can i change the navigation menu items?
    2. how can i incorporate the functionality of 'write a post' if my users click on the "posts" tab which would appear on my blog
    3. if i download wordpress 2.1, will i be able to achieve this flexibility or functionality? Do i have to change the PHP codes?

    let me know if you need additional details. Thanks a lot!!

    cramesh

  12. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    In your usability testing, did you experiment with roles for the users?

    Roles_and_Capabilities

    Long story short: Yes, you can change things. You'll likely have to modify "core" php files to do it (makes upgrades awkward). However, some of it my be possible with Plugins.

    Writing_a_Plugin

  13. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i tried to modify the blog which i created using wordpress.com

    If by that you meant you are using WP MU - you are in the wrong forum!
    If you have a blog hosted on wordpress.com - you are in the wrong forum again.

    Having a simple blog using WP on your own server or having WPMU installed on your server or having a blog at wordpress.com they are 3 (three) different things.
    Which one are you talking about?

  14. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Handysolo- Thanks very much for your reply. I have installed MySQL and PHP on my PC and I am also trying to change the "core" PHP files to include the necessary functionality which i am looking for. My professor and I are the 'administrators' of the blog created on wordpress.com and the students of the blog are authors.

  15. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    rudolf45 - Thank you for the reply.

    I will make it more clear:

    1. Initially I thought WP.com's free blog will allow me to do all the necessary changes like modifying the navigation menu etc. But now, i think i will not be able to change the navigation menu items like "dashboard", "manage" etc.

    2. So, now i am trying to experiment my plan with WP (which is installed on my computer) by changing the PHP files with the hopes that i will be able to incorporate all the functionality on my new blog design. you can view my current blog design at http://www.ie801.wordpress.com

    If you are viewing that, then you can see "home", "my account", "posts". these are just new pages created by using "write page" feature. but i am not able to include respective functionality (for eg: a user can write a post under the "posts" menu on my design). so i am trying to change it on WP installed on my computer.

    any suggestions??

    thanks,
    cramesh

  16. rudolf45
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Don't mix the blogs on wordpress.com and a self-hosted WP installation. They use two different software! That's what we were trying to tell you...
    On wordpress.com you have limited possibility for customization. Playing with a blog there will never give you the idea what can you do with your own installation.
    What I see on your wp.com blog is not your design: it's a premade blog where you added some Pages. That's still far from your own design.
    If you want your own hosted blog - forget the wordpress.com and don't even mention it in this forum :)

    However, if you want things like my account and similar tabs seen at wp.com - you need to install WP MU > http://mu.wordpress.org the multiuser version of WP.

  17. cramesh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    rudolf45- yes, i am sorry to mention that my wp.com blog is my own design. since my project is on blog design, i mentioned it in that context. initially, trying to see how much customization i can make to wp.com blog (like changing the navigation menu items) and now i am try to use self-hosted WP (on my pc) and see whether i can change the navigation menu items by changing the PHP code.

    i was inquiring here(in this forum) just to know about the capabilities of self-hosted WP blog and WP.com!

    thank you,

    cramesh

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