Check out http://test.dotneil.com and you'll see a skeleton outline for a site that I'm setting up. It has a two tier navigation; main tabs and sub-tabs. The sub-tabs only show when the respective parent tab is selected. However, I want to keep my design consistent, which that means that I also want to show sub-tabs on the blog/index.php/home.php (or whatever you'd like to call it). But, WordPress doesn't give me the option of using the 'automatcially' created blog page as parent page. I realise that this is because this 'page' isn't really a page in the traditional WordPress sense, but I'd still like to use it as a parent with it's own sub-nav.
I've done my best to search round for plugins or other forum posts with the same issue etc, but no luck. I'm quite suprised because I would've thought that a consistent, two tier navigation would've been used by at least a few WordPress users, in which case someone else has probably worked out a way around this problem.
Is there a way for me to force WP in to using the main blog page as a parent page for child pages? Or, do I need to create my own front page template which acts in the same manner, and therefore bypassing the use of the index.php/home.php entirely?
Also, does anyone know why the commentlink disappears on single pages? I need to work around this one too!