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Missing parent page selector in page attributes.

  • lostwon

    @lostwon

    I seem to be missing the parent page pull down menu when I navigate to the page attributes section of the page editor. All I see in that section is: Template with a pull down menu consisting of default template and full width. Below that, it says Order. Thats it. With out this parent menu, how do i determine where my new pages will go? Ive read old forums about upgrading wordpress, changing themes, deactivating plug-ins, moving the page attributes section around, and I cant get anything to work. Any Ideas on how to get that Parent page selector back? Thanks

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  • Christine Rondeau

    @crondeau

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    How many pages do you have published? I’m not sure about this, but perhaps that option only appears when you have more than one page?

    lostwon

    @lostwon

    Ive really only tried to publish one page with a photo gallery as a start to a portfolio page, but when I published it, I wasnt able to give the page a location. When I look at my site, live, the page is nowhere to be found

    I am having this same problem. As WP online doc says, there should be a drop-down list for “Parent” in the “Page Attributes” area when editing a Page (located in the right had side of the edit screen). I see a Page Attributes group area, but this particular Parent attribute is missing (only the “Order” attribute w/parm edit field is shown). I have already created multiple Pages and am now trying to add them as Child pages to the home page of my website.

    FWIW: I’m using a siteground.com theme “Business Meeting” installed on WP 3.5.1.

    Update: Siteground support is of the opinion that there have to be Parent pages publicly posted before the Parent attribute drop-down appears in the Page Edit screen. The Parent page that I’m looking to embed Child pages into is my website home page. I am assuming that a WP home (index) page should automatically be a candidate Parent page, shouldn’t it? Ie, if the Parent attribute was appearing on my page edit screen now (which it isn’t), wouldn’t it contain at least one drop-down list item for that home page? Maybe I need a primer on the algorithm behind that parent-child page function.

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