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  • Resolved kjetilgf

    (@kjetilgf)


    Just a simple question:
    Where/ how can I rename the Blog link in my WP installation?
    And where can I eventually delete it?

    I’m setting up a site with (more or less) static pages, not a blog. IF I’m to include a blog, in my mother language I would need to call it something else. I know this was easy earlier – now I just can’t find it.
    Sorry – it feels a bit silly.
    Kjetil

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  • Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    Just don’t install it in the “blog” directory 🙂

    Or, look over these two articles:
    Moving_WordPress
    Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory (advanced)

    kjetilgf

    (@kjetilgf)

    Thanks,
    I’m aware of the possibility to giv WP its own directory, but that’s not what I’m actually asking about.
    I just need to rename the link labelled “Blog”.
    From the beginning, when you install WP, there are 2 links in the menu: Blog (with a post and a comment in it) and About. About is a normal page, which you can rename or even delet under Manage -> Pages.
    But what about Blog? I can delete the post in it (“Hello world!”), but not delete Blog itself because its not in the Pages overview page.
    Its no problem to keep the Blog page – if I could just rename it.
    Thanks,
    Kjetil

    Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    This sounds like a theme related question more than a WordPress question.

    Does the theme you’re using have “blog” hard coded in it? Why not just edit the theme or choose a different one?

    Granted, without a link to actually SEE the issue, we can only continue to guess.

    kjetilgf

    (@kjetilgf)

    Sorry – just setting up a trial site here:
    http://www.dolcevita.no/wp/ – with the Blog as the final and not-to-get-rid-off link.

    If its a theme issue, I’d be glad to no. (The remix theme is commercial, so I’l get my answers there – if that’s the correct address.
    To choose an other theme is not an option – I hope…)
    Thanks 🙂
    Kjetil

    kjetilgf

    (@kjetilgf)

    Anyone
    – expected this to an easy one:
    How to rename the “Blog” (and “Blog” link) which appears in a fresh WP installation.
    I’ve done it before, so at least it WAS possible (in version 1.8). Something that’s left out now?
    Thanks

    Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    WordPress isn’t putting “blog” there. Your theme is.

    Edit the theme (at a guess, header.php) and change blog to whatever makes you happy and calm.

    Or help me better understand what the issue here is.

    kjetilgf

    (@kjetilgf)

    Thanks a lot – now I know where to start looking.

    Found it – hardcoded in the header.php file
    The solution was to remove a line, in this case the 2nd of these two (the second generates the rest of the menu):

    1ST LINE <?php wp_list_pages(‘sort_column=menu_order&depth=5&title_li=’);?>
    2ND LINE <li class=”page_item”>/?page=1″ title=”Home”>Blog

    The clou was to understand how a theme is built up – and which files you can mess with without ruining everything.

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