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  1. katriina
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ciao
    i am new to wordpress and thus my question might sound really funny and simple to some of you but i need help. i chose dfblog as my theme and now i would like to change the tabs (Are they called tabs in wordpress?) for example "home" to something else and would like to add a few new ones.

    so how to go about? and how then to direct my pages or posts under these new topics/headings?
    thanks
    Katriina

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are thousands of WordPress themes - which means that many people won't be familiar with your particular theme. So a link to your site where people can see the theme might result in more responses.

  3. katriina
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    well i do not want to publish anything before figuring out this question. and this question is not only relevant to this particular theme but in general in modifying a chosen theme!

  4. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i would like to change the tabs for example "home" to something else and would like to add a few new ones.

    these things depend on the theme, and if you are lucky then someone will have the same theme installed, or is familiar with it, or is willing to download it and install it into a test blog (unlikely; see @esmi's remark).

    only general:
    'home' might be hard-coded into the menu code in header.php;
    or your theme uses functions to build the menu;
    or it has the new menu code and settings in admin;

    the existing menu might be pages: then usually any new added page will appear automatically in the menu;

    the existing menu might be categories: then usually any new added category will appear automatically in the menu;

    the menu might be the new code with the option to build it in the admin area;

    the menu might or might not be a dropdown menu, one or two levels, allowing to show child pages or categories;

    with a link to your site, you are just more likely to get useful suggestions.

  5. katriina
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    like in anssi's case
    http://anssimakela.com/
    the tabs or headings on the top right hand corner (home, about, portfolio)

  6. katriina
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    these things depend on the theme

    ok didn't know this. thought this would be simpler...

    the existing menu might be pages: then usually any new added page will appear automatically in the menu;

    the existing menu might be categories: then usually any new added category will appear automatically in the menu;

    thought it would be this simple but no, creating new pages or categories do not result in new tabs.

    this is the theme i have chosen. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/dfblog. maybe i will email the creator to get some answers.

  7. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    the tabs in your case are 'pages' - so if you add new pages or change the names of existing ones, that should be automatically get shown in these tabs at the top. it also seems to allow for child pages to be shown in the menu.

    imho, the best way to get practice with wordpress, is to 'play' around and try things to see what happens.
    if you make a backup copy of your working theme files, you can always restore anything back to this state.

    then there is the codex, the wordpress documentation, and you can always come back to this forum if you have more detailed questions.

    just be aware that most questions can best (or only) be answered with a live link to the site showing the issue ;-)

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