Support » Fixing WordPress » Adding navigation

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Starting with WordPress version 3.5 the Links menu doesn’t show up on new installations (or new sites created in multisite). There is a plugin you can use to restore the menu on your new sites.

    I installed the link manager, but that is not where the problem lies, I believe. The original site does not use the link manager, it uses “Page Links” Which is under tools.

    What I am trying to do is have all my pages listed on the left column of each page in the site, Maybe there is a better way to do this?


    Sorry about that, I guess I misunderstood your question. I’m not sure what you’ve been using to create the links. Do you have any plugins installed that might be adding that functionality?

    If you’re just looking to add links to all your pages in the sidebar of your site you could just use a Widget. There are a couple ways to do it with widgets.

    1. The Pages widget will display all the pages on your site (excluding any pages you specify). This would be the fastest option if you wanted to display every page on your site.
    2. The Custom Menu widget will allow you to use a custom menu (Created under Appearance > Menus) the same way you created a menu for the navigation bar below the header of your pages. This option requires a little more work to setup but gives you finer control over which pages are displayed and the order of pages.
    3. Finally you could use the Links widget along with the Link Manager – this would be most beneficial if you want to link to pages on other sites.

    Hopefully this helps.

    This certainly helps.

    The pages widget gives me the format I want, but I cant control the order as you mentioned. My theme supports only one custom menu, and I am currently using that for the links on the header.

    Is there a way to display the header links without using the custom menu?

    You can actually use the Custom Menu widget regardless of how many menus are supported by the theme.

    Basically what you’ll do is create a new menu in the Appearance > Menus page with whatever you’d like it to contain and save it. Don’t worry about the Theme Location box, you’ll want to leave that alone because you’re probably already using that to display your navigation menu.

    Then on the Appearance > Widgets page you’ll add the Custom Menu widget to the sidebar and choose the new menu you selected from the Select Menu drop down box. Hit Save and your pages should be showing up on your sidebar.

    If you were her now, you’d see me jumping up and down!!!
    Thanks so much!

    If you want to send a kid to camp in Jerusalem, I’ll get you a big discount!

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • The topic ‘Adding navigation’ is closed to new replies.