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Page as Sidebar Link (6 posts)

  1. gsbohn
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am using 3.3.2 and TwentyEleven.

    I have used WP as a simple blog until now. I need to shift a larger website to this format, going forward.

    As websites are, you have links on your index page that lead to other pages.

    I need to re-create a lot of pages of information, solely to be used as links on the sidebar and not appear on the top menu bar. I seem to be unable to create a page without it appearing at the top, instead of linking to it. Other than creating the page in a post and then being lost to the archives, is there another way to do this - create a page and have it's link in a "text box" which I can manually create a link?

    Thanks.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try creating a custom menu for your top nav and then use the Pages widget in Appearance-> widgets for your sidebar.

  3. gsbohn
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I will certainly try that. Did not know that was doable. Thank you.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thinking about it some more, there's absolutely no reason why you can't also add another custom menu to your sidebar via the Custom Menu widget in Appearance->Widgets. That way, you can control exactly what Pages are listed and how.

  5. gsbohn
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll get back to you. I'm not having much success, but I haven't tried it all.

    Putting two page widgets in the sidebars, just gives me to top menu entries.

    I can make the custom menu, but I'm doing something wrong. I still wind up with the top menu on the top and on the sidebar.

  6. gsbohn
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have discovered a plugin called Exclude Pages which seems to accomplish what I am looking for. I have not fully kicked the tires, but the first test resulted in the solution I was looking for.

    Thank you for your help.

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