WordPress.org

Support

Support » Installation » menu will not show up on mainpage (I know I’m an idiot for this)

menu will not show up on mainpage (I know I’m an idiot for this)

  • I have been playing around with this for hours. I have installed wordpress on my own server, added a simple template. Everything looks absoluetly perfect. Except the menu which has “My Dashboard, New Post, etc” will not display on the page. Any help would be appreciated! I have searched for a solution with no luck of course…

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • You mean the admin menu of the frontend? It is NOT supposed to show up.

    I see… so once logged in, you should NOT see the menu which has “My Dashboard, New Post, ” on the top left of the screen? How do you add new blog entries without the menu, do I need to add links elsewhere to do that?

    Thanks a bunch for your help! I’m such a noob…

    From your first post, I (like Moshu) got the impression that these links weren’t showing up on your blog’s frontend. But do you mean that nothing shows up when you tack /wp-admin/ onto your blog’s URL?

    Be a little clearer about what exactly does show up when you do that…

    Sorry…

    Yes, when The full URL includes /wp-admin/ at the end, I am taken to the dashboard. However, it does not display a menu on my blog homepage which links to this dashboard.

    Also, once logged in, it automatically directs people to the dashboard (myblog.com/wp-admin/) and not to the blog itself (myblog.com/). Is this correct?

    Whether there’s a link to your dashboard depends on your theme or your widgets. If you’re using widgets, add the “Meta” theme to your sidebar.

    And yes, once you log in, it should direct you to your dashboard. Generally, if you log on, it’s so you can do something on the backend, thus the redirect.

    Thanks a bunch for your guidance here, guys. I appreciate it! I will take a look at adding the “Meta” data onto the blog. Hopefully that works out.

    I misspoke. Should have said to add the “meta” WIDGET, not theme.

Viewing 7 replies - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • The topic ‘menu will not show up on mainpage (I know I’m an idiot for this)’ is closed to new replies.
Skip to toolbar