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Parent pages (18 posts)

  1. martrob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When I want to create a new page. under Attributes, there is not a "Parent" option available (no matter how many themes I try). How do I make Parent pages available?

  2. thisisedie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can't choose a parent attribute for a page... you choose other pages to be a particular pages children, thereby making it the parent.

  3. martrob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you. But what I am trying to describe is that nowhere do I have the option to create that hierarchy. Nowhere is there the dropdown box to select a page to be a parent for children pages

  4. thisisedie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sigh. By making OTHER pages the children of a page... it IS the parent. You CAN NOT just choose for a page to be a parent. A person isn't a parent before they have children are they? No they are not. Same goes for WP pages!

  5. martrob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you for your patience. I realize I am asking this wrong. So please let me try to explain: Let's say I have the foloowing 3 pages set up: Dogs, Domestic Dogs, and Wild Dogs. I would like to make Domestic Dogs & Wild Dogs children of Dogs. When I go to those 2 pages, in the Attributes section, there is no drop down menu for which to assign these children a parent (Dogs). I apologize for being obtuse, but would really appreciate your help in telling me what I am missing here! Thank you.

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there a Parent section in the Attribute module? If so, then maybe you can't see the dropdown. Collapse the Attribute module then drag and drop it under the left (content) column then uncollapse it and see if the pulldown is visible.

  7. martrob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, there is a Parent section in Attributes. I just tried what you suggested and again, the Parent section has only the blurb about the hierarchy, but no drop down......

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When editing a page, it will put "Main Page (no parent)" in the Parent field. If you just click on that field it pulls down.

    If that doesn't work, deactivate all plugins, switch to the WordPress Default theme and see if it works.

    If that doesn't work, try accessing the site from a different browser or computer.

  9. martrob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you for your suggestions. Even if I am editing a page, there is no Parent field!!
    I have not activated any plugins. I have tried it from the WordPress Default theme and it doesn't work. And I have tried it from a different computer & browser! No where is there an option to assign a page to a Parent. And I feel stuck to move on until I can get this.

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    And you do have other Pages created?

  11. martrob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes. I want to make some of my pages children of another page but that option is not available under Attributes or in the Edit function.

  12. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Link to see the site?

  13. thisisedie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just realized that I'm a complete idiot. Seriously, there has been something wrong with my brain lately. I'm sorry martrob, it's the exact opposite of what I said. Duh. I don't know what I was thinking :o/

  14. wilmr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just experienced the exact same problem. For me it was solved by deactivating the 'Exclude Pages from Navigation' plugin.

    The dropdown showed up again.

    @Martrob: I'm sorry I can't help you. I still wanted to post this for people who experienced the same problem as me.

  15. tmignault
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did this ever get resolved because I am having the same problem. Can see the attributes but there is no dropdown.

  16. tmignault
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just figured it out. The Parent page must be set to public.

  17. internutz1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmmm. I can't even see the Parent section in the Attributes box. Changed Themes (including default theme) - no luck. Went to another completely different blog - and the Parent section with drop down is available.

    Ideas anyone?

  18. internutz1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Fixed this finally. Went to my cPanel and it advised to upgrade. Did that. Went to Admin of WP and it advised an upgrade - did the auto upgrade and then when it refreshed, the "Parent" attrib was back.

    Odd because this blog is not that old and it was working correctly, then went weird on me.

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