Customizing WordPress (10 posts)

  1. jjtarabay
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey everyone, I need some expert help with WordPress. I am building a website using this bloggin software. The website is at http://debbiemiriello.com/ On the left side, you see a "wanna-be" navigation. I am trying to figure out how to remove the word "Pages" and the bullet next to "HOME" Also, as you can "HOME" not perfectly in the middle of what is deemed the navigation bar. I also have to figure out how I can Make one navigation link such as "HOME" be inside just one of the boxes, worse yet, when adding Pages, it needs to be able to drop right into the box with no coding adjustments. This is a lot to ask for help with, but I'm a little new to WordPress and I really like it. Thanks for anything anyone can do.

  2. ladydelaluna
    Posted 9 years ago #


    you will need to know your way around wordpress templates and themes in order to make these things happen. don't worry, it's not hard, just don't be afraid of it.

    in order to remove the word "Pages" - you'll want to open up "sidebar.php" and look for this line (or something similar)

    <?php wp_list_pages(); ?>

    replace this with

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li='); ?>

    (This should automatically list any new pages you create, as well as removing that "Pages" title)

    To remove the dot... you'll need to open up the stylesheet (usually style.css or something similar, ending with ".css")

    you'll need to find the element that styles your sidebar, often labeled as #sidebar and add the following line:

    list-style: none;


    Try this and let us know if you get stuck.

  3. jjtarabay
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yup everything you said worked...your a genius.

    Now I need to move the links to the middle of the left nav, space them evenly, and change the font of the links. Also, on the pages, the links appear at the bottom of the nav instead of the top. Can I change that?

  4. ladydelaluna
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Alright - I'm seeing a "0." before the links now (only in Firefox, they're not there in IE) - did you want that there or no? I'm assuming "no" - so you'll have to add that list-style:none; to the part in the .css file that addresses "li" and "ul" and "li.children" - just put that line in anything related that falls within the sidebar section. ONLY the sidebar section of the stylesheet.


    while you're there, make sure you add:

    text-align:center; which will center them.
    and padding-top:4px; which should space them out pretty well. you might have to change the "4" to another number and play with that to get it to work.

    at this point, everything you're trying to do involves CSS - so you might want to try finding some good CSS tutorials or help sites to get you through this part. these forums are specifically for wordpress help, and what you're needing from this point on is CSS help.

    good luck with everything! :)

  5. DonVitto
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I loaded a theme in my blog http://www.apuntesmexico.com but suddenly it got weird and now it is just not well aligned. Could anyone help me out?

  6. ladydelaluna
    Posted 9 years ago #

    DonVitto - check here: http://wordpress.org/search/IE+sidebar?forums=1 there are many threads with your topic that have discussed the problem and arrived at various solutions.

  7. DonVitto
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi, Thanks for the tip. I think I found the problem. The sidebar now is in a larger font size. Do you know how can I change the sideber font size?
    Thanks again

  8. ladydelaluna
    Posted 9 years ago #

    DonVitto - you have to edit the section in the CSS file (the stylesheet) and change the font attributes in all parts that fall under the sidebar section

  9. Furymaxx
    Posted 9 years ago #


    Your tip about getting rid of the word "pages" was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for that.

    My question is, how can I make the list follow an order that I decide, and not just alphabetically? or is that possible?

    Thanks in Advance

  10. ladydelaluna
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Furymaxx - check out these links about template tags for listing posts and for listing pages:

    pages: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_pages

    posts: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/get_posts

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