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  • Resolved skeezicks


    My blog is up and running, sortof anyway, at

    I’m using the default template and the first thing I see when I visit my blog is a screen with two tabs. The first is labeled “blog”. I did not create that tab. I did create the second one though.

    And after I click the second tab I can see some (not all) of my categories at the right. I see NO categories if I click the “blog” tab.

    I don’t want to see the “blog” tab. At least I don’t think I want to, but maybe it is important. I just don’t know. It looks like it lists all posts and comments on one single page.

    What direction should I take to remove the “blog” tab? Or should I just leave it alone???

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  • No ideas??



    The “blog” tab is probably just your homepage, which you should be able to edit/modify in the admin area. You can change the slug to change the tab name.

    If changing things in the admin area don’t do anything, then it may be coded into the theme.

    thank you for replying. I would try changing the slug as you suggested, but using phpMyAdmin I can’t even find a page titled “Blog”. The only page listed when I go to Manage Pages is the one I created titled, “About Off the Cuff”.

    I looked in all the theme files but I couldn’t find anything that would indicate a tab name. I searched for >about off the cuff< and for >blog< and found nothing.

    Do you know of something else I can try?

    Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    You seem to be using the Pool theme. If you look in header.php, you will see this:

    <li><a href="<?php echo get_settings('home'); ?>">Blog</a></li>
    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li='); ?>

    This is generating the tabs. The “Blog” bit points at the home page of your blog, from whatever page it’s clicked.

    The wp_list_pages bit will add a tab for each page you create.

    Your sidebar is missing on the home page – this is probably because of something not quite right in one of your posts.

    Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    Hard to be sure, but it looks like there’s a missing closing </div> at the end of each post. Did you edit the index.php file? It’s possible you might have inadvertently deleted it…

    Yes, you’re right. I’m using the Pool theme. Kinda bland but it seems to have what I need.

    Yup, the sidebar is missing. I’ve been wondering about that but just figured the template, for whatever reason, was designed that way. I’d like to see the sidebar on ALL pages.

    Nope. Didn’t directly edit any of the php files on my site. Index.php is still there. I’ll take a look at the missing closing </div> you mentioned. How did you happen to find that?

    Working with WP is like working with a house of cards, if you get my meaning 😉

    Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    Pool normally has a sidebar 🙂

    I looked at the source of the page – it sometimes helps.

    Rather than spend any more time with this problem, I changed themes to one that works a bit better.

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