I have used WP as a simple blog until now. I need to shift a larger website to this format, going forward.
As websites are, you have links on your index page that lead to other pages.
I need to re-create a lot of pages of information, solely to be used as links on the sidebar and not appear on the top menu bar. I seem to be unable to create a page without it appearing at the top, instead of linking to it. Other than creating the page in a post and then being lost to the archives, is there another way to do this – create a page and have it’s link in a “text box” which I can manually create a link?
Thinking about it some more, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t also add another custom menu to your sidebar via the Custom Menu widget in Appearance->Widgets. That way, you can control exactly what Pages are listed and how.