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Creating a proper navigational experience for your visitors is going to be very important as you build out your website. In the early stages as you have few pages/posts on your website, it may not seem important but as your content grows, so does the complexity of your navigation.

In this video I am going to walk you through the following:

  • Where and how your pages show up naturally as you publish
  • Where to find the custom menu editor
  • How to create and manage custom menus
  • Adding a custom menu as the "main" menu
  • Utilizing custom menus within widgets
  • The importance of using custom menus

If you have any questions about custom menus or best practices in terms of navigation, please leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Ok so I'm back and working on the site I think I'll do widget's at a later time because I'm working on a smartphone and its displaying the site differently as far as menus I figured it out it was difficult because not only do things look different on a phone but when you do the menu navigation or edit menu It leaves the page but I got I yayyyyy!
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mikerussotv Premium
How do you change the theme in WA? the theme I choose only allows the sidebar on the blog page. When I go manage widgets live, the theme has the widgets but will not display them on the home (custom link), About us Post, and Privacy Policy Page. I am guessing this is the limitation of the theme. I also noted the footers are not displaying as well. thanks
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feigner Premium
click on appearance =>themes
then click on latest to see the rage of theme available.
a lightweight customizable theme is generatepress.
good luck
phil
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mikerussotv Premium
Thank you. Will try that one.
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Ash1966 Premium
Spent a while scratching me head as the Privacy Policy wasn't on the Top Navigation. Thanks folks as I found the answer in the forum comments.

Okay...still a lot of design themes to look into and develop as my website grows, and as long as get a FEEL for the type of content I'm going to offer then it will all come together.

Steaming ahead...next stage awaits...
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jkalsbeck Premium
My Clubfood menu has a sidebar and then the menu button is on the top right.

However, the menu button is not labelled and I can't find a way to label it as menu instead of just this button with 3 lines on it.

The sidebar just says "Sidebar" is there a way to rename that something else as well?

I would have no idea what the button on top is or what the sidebar is about if I were a first time visitor.
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jkalsbeck Premium
I mean Clubfood theme not menu.
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merlynmac Premium
Can you provide the URL to your site so I can see what you're seeing or include screenshots?
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merlynmac Premium
So I took a look and I installed the theme on my test site. I can't find any way to change the text of the sidebar tab (short of editing the theme itself) and it appears that the design for the main menu is to use that lined icon.
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jkalsbeck Premium
Should I change themes?
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merlynmac Premium
If you want to be able to use a text menu item vs the lined circle or you have a need to change the sidebar text, then yes.

There are a ton to choose from so check several out until you find the one that has the features you love.
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jkalsbeck Premium
Ok. I'm fine with the overall theme. Do you think it was in any way confusing? That's what I'm trying to avoid.
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merlynmac Premium
Not really. I think it's clean and lets people use the full width of the screen to view content.
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jkalsbeck Premium
Thanks for your help. A second opinion and set of eyes is always good.
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merlynmac Premium
Any time.
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RahulRaina Premium
Hi everyone,
I am trying to add "recent post" widget into my sidebar but other than "search" widget no other widget is getting added. For now I have added recent post and recent comments widget to the footer area but want to add the widgets on the sidebar.

Please help
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SueKolman1 Premium
I would like to add a page called "reviews" to my top main menu. Then I would like all of my reviews to appear on that page just like all my posts appear on my Blog page. How exactly do I do that? This training tells me I can do all kinds of things but not HOW to do it. Thanks.
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feigner Premium
hey Sue i take it that there wasn't enough in my rely to you in your other question.
to do this instead of a page use a category.
clicking on this category - will show a page with all of the posts under that category.
if you want i can do a training on it .
phil
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SueKolman1 Premium
Hi Phil, I want to thank for trying to help me today but I have watched that same video 3 times already. I understand that if I click on something and add it to the menu it will be added. But I want to add a new category to my menu entitled "reviews" and have the page include my reviews the way my blog page has my blogs. There is no "reviews" box to click on and add, only a list of all my posts.

Maybe I'm being thick as a brick. If so, I'm sorry, and I really do thank you. I'm probably making this much harder than it is. Do you understand what I want to do? Add "Reviews" to my menu and have a page where it's just my reviews.
If you can create a training on how to do that without getting me more frustrated than I am, you are Heaven sent. Thanx again Phil, and I'm sorry.
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feigner Premium
hey sue, i have just recorded a video and am putting the finishing touches to it to show you the whole process of adding another category to your main menu to show your reviews on one page.
i take it this is what you are after.
i think there is a bit of a problem thinking about adding a page to your menu - it is adding a category and this will collect all of the posts under that category together and show them on a page.
sounds backwards, but give m half an hour - i need to edit it a bit and add titles etc.
will shout when its up.
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feigner Premium
Sue the training is there give me a shout if you need any more help or anything is unclear.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Phil, I could kiss you right now. I actually did get a "reviews" page added to my top menu but the page is blank. The only way I can figure out how to add my reviews is on a drop-down. I got the 'reviews' added to the menu by following your images, so THANK YOU SO much for that. I was still trying to do it under 'appearances' and 'menus' and that's why I couldn't figure out how to add it.

If you say it's just a matter of adding a new category and the they will be collected under that category automatically, I have a terrible sneaking suspicion that maybe I should have done something more to my reviews than just put the word "review" in the title. But I didn't skip any trainings...
I can't thank you enough for helping me, and for creating a training that I can understand.I'll be looking forward to your video.
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feigner Premium
yeah the bit missing is the changing of the category on the relevant posts to review with the quick edit and you will be there.
hopefully the training will explain all, if not shout.
you may be waiting a bit as on holiday this week but will be in and out, but post a comment on the training if you need any more .
good luck Sue.
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darylhajek Premium
The training video embedded above is one year old (May 1, 2018) and the other training video on the same subject in Phase 1, Lesson 7 is from two years ago (from April 2017). Videos are a little outdated and I submitted a request to have them updated.

Hence, I've tried creating, arranging, and linking menus, but to no avail. The "About Me" menu is the only one that exists. The "Home" and "Privacy Policy" menus won't create or link or anything else. I followed instructions down to the letter and as show in the training videos.
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drcharles666 Premium
I have the exact same problem. I thought I was crazy. Only the " About Me" shows, what's the So handling to this situation?
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drcharles666 Premium
Try this I was using Chrome and I Was Having the exact problem. Then I moved over to IE and like magic I got my menus added to my site . So give that a try, good luck.
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RichBrennan Premium
I think I might be missing a trick here!
I created a widget with the title Favourite Posts, as I was going to place my Wealthy Affiliate review there.
When I created the widget in the Sidebar, just as shown in the video (8 minutes), it automatically carried over all my existing content.
I only want my Wealthy Affiliate Review there for the moment, but I couldn't find a way to remove the unwanted items and I don't want my website cluttered with duplicate content.
I'm assuming (I might be wrong), that I would have to create a new menu for selected items rather than a widget. I tried creating a menu called 'Important Stuff' but when I went to my website, it wasn't showing, even though I had created it in my WP admin area.
So my questions are:
- If I want to display only selected items in a specific location such as my Sidebar, do I have to create another menu, rather than a widget.
- Does a widget automatically populate itself with all of the content from the Menu in which it is created, and is there a way to remove selected items?
Many thanks
Rich 😃
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Labman Premium
Yes, create a new menu to put in your sidebar.
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RichBrennan Premium
Thanks, Craig - much appreciated.
Cheers
Rich 👍😃
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AaronGriffin Premium
Hello everyone!

I revamped my Wealthy Affiliate review would you like to check it out?
https://worktonotwork.com/my-full-wealthy-affiliate-review-2019

I have 3,770 words and think I covered a good deal of the program. The testimonials I got were from a post which clearly states only for use on wealthy affiliate websites and posts. So shouldn't be a problem there. The screen shots from my understanding are perfectly fine to use. Let me know what you guys think. Also this one is for @Kyle (in my last post you told me to fix the margins on my post so I think I got it.) They should be indented now.

I hope it looks good :)

Thank you for reading and all the best guys!

Aaron G.
Griffin Lifestyle

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Tamara37 Premium
Please help
I am attempting to log in to the back office of my website but the page cannot be reached. I saw an older post about the remember box being checked and that being the reason why site could not be reached. I do not where this box is can someone please tell me why my page cannot be reached??
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Femoo Premium
Hi Tamara,
Click on help center to left of your screen, then click on site support. Tell them what the problem is. They are very helpful.
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merlynmac Premium
There are people having issues with some of their sites right now. Your issue may be related to theirs. It might be a server issue.
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merlynmac Premium
Try now, the other sites that were having issues are back up.
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YourBarista Premium
Hi Kyle,

I like to follow your guidelines by having my dashboard opened in another tab and completing tasks as I go. However, watching part of the video about widgets, my widgets tab looks different. It says Custom HTML and when I add another widget it doesn't allow me to choose a menu (even though I have one) but instead it says to put new content...
What did I do wrong?
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newmarketpro Premium
If I understand you correctly, you want to display your menu at your sidebar. You need to go to your widget and drag the custom menu and choose the menu you want to be show on your sidebar.
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YourBarista Premium
Actually, I have followed all the steps in creating custom menu, even named it main menu, saved the changes and when I click on widgets that page is completely different, I don't have option custom menu, but custom HTML and when I open it it is only offering Blog Sidebar and Header Right Widget. I don't have sub footers at all, as an option and once I add new widget it says Custom HTML and that's it.
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Labman Premium
choose Navigation menu from the widget list. WordPress changed the name on the widget list.
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YourBarista Premium
That's it! :) Much obliged :)
Can you tell me why does it say Blog? And how to acquire Sub footers?
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LFotoulis Premium
when I complete this step......Under Menu Settings, I am also going to make the "Display" location, Main Menu. Check this box as this will put this menu as your main navigation at the top of your page...... My menu on my site completely disappears
I am using the digi store theme, should I change themes?
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Kyle Premium
When you make your custom menu your Main Menu, it will replace your existing default menu. Make sure you Save after you do this and that you actually have items within your navigation menu.

If you want us to have a look at your website, feel free to post your link.
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LElster Premium
I am intending on using main menu for my main menu as well. I hope my theme works well for it. Please let me know if you find that you have to change themes so I can look for other themes.
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Kreiss1 Premium
All of my information on my website is on a template right ok.None of my info is on the Home Page on my websight yet. Is that how it is suppose to be at this point? I hope so because thats how mine is. I hope its right. sorry I just want to know if I've messed up or not:(
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heatherplude Premium
I really don't understand your questions but I want to help you. . I will tell you not to be afraid to do something "wrong" -- everything can be changed at any time.
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ZinaB Premium
Kyle,
I went back and changed my niche. So I went back through all the lessons. I just did not feel good about my theme or the last lesson I was on, #8. It did not sink in or make sense to me. Maybe I moved too quickly through everything. But I have to say, I just finished all of my content in #7 and finished lesson #8. I really made a big deal out of nothing. When #8 was done, I did not realize you were moving through post and page...it does not really show that in the video lesson. So I was confused. I also really thought that I HAD to complete the widget. But I just reviewed it and now know its there for future, but not necessary for now.
I feel much more confident moving forward. I am so ready to complete Lesson #9 and #10. I am ready to get going and start making some MOOLAH!. I think I have a great niche and am ready to go.
Thanks Kyle for the great lessons.
Zina
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Entrep2018 Premium
Very real experience...I'm encouraged to get going...even though i know that will encounter hurdles. Thanks for the share, Zina.
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Sylas Premium
At 10:15 minutes approximately, Kyle clicks on a tab in the widget menu labelled 'custom menu' - I don't have that tab as far as I can see, what I have is one labelled 'custom html' and the options Kyle gets by clicking on that tab I don't get by clicking on the custom html one, I've tried 2 different themes and it's the same on both, anybody know what I'm doing wrong? Is it dependent on which theme you use? Is this mentioned anywhere? Is custom menu and custom html the same thing? Many thanks.
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Labman Premium
The name was changed in WordPress. It is now the navigation menu
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Sylas Premium
Ah, thanks! Wish I'd asked earlier, thought it was something I was doing wrong, thanks again. Hopefully this will help others as well, I couldn't see the issue mentioned elsewhere.
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Surfdude123 Premium
I think it depends on what theme you are using. You shouldn have to mess around with the themes too much. Just create your menu in the edit area on the left. You can pick any theme but a simple one should be easiest.
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CNuake Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks indeed for the learning.. another step in the process.

Just one question. I have not seen a "custom menu" in the widgets list as per the Screen shot attached although I only use "Navigation Menu" to follow your video instruction and it works the same. But again why is the Custom menu not appear?
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey CNuake, the Navigation Menu works the same as Custom Menu. I guess it's because WordPress has been updated regularly so there might be some small changes here and there.

The training here may sometimes be a little bit outdated. It's really hard to keep up with every single update but I'm sure Kyle & Carson have put a lot of effort in keeping the information in this community as updated as possible.

I hope that answers your question :)
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queenredgie Premium
Hi I have so many problems with aspects of my site at the moment I really need some help in rectifying the issues please

When logging on my site is as it should be in attachment 1 but usually it is like attachment 2 ? The boxes below are missing?

Also I have the title of one of my posts and the About me page showing under the search bar and my site name in black wording? How do I get rid of these?

I have followed the training but cannot remove them.
Thanks!
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skendrick4 Premium
What is the URL of your site? Perhaps I could go there and see how it looks in my browser.
Sheila
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queenredgie Premium
Hi
http://onestopselfhelp.com

The problem I have now is that for some reason my posts not only appear in the top menu and blog but also as titles in black just below the search bar.
Any idea how to erase them from there only?
I think any post I publish now will appear there as well?
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skendrick4 Premium
That may be a standard way of presenting the information in that theme. You can customize the theme so that the titles appear where you want them. This may help. Sheila
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nathaniell Premium
You mean you are trying to fill in those three boxes? Those might not be posts - they might be featured pages. Check your widgets area.

Also, I noticed that you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this theme! I often recommend a much simpler theme to start with, so you just have a blog roll on the home page, and don't have to mess with the more complicated aspects of designing your home page.
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queenredgie Premium
Hi Nathaniel

Have managed to sort out the titles problem that was in the heading, it wasnt a theme problem. I went into Header side bar and deleted all the items underneath, that sorted it!

Thank you Laurenjean for so much help, so much help from you - what a Diamond!

Will plod on for now and see if I can master it otherwise will swop (maybe)?

Thanks anyway!
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WayneTowns Premium
Different themes have different options for your Footer. Some allow four and some, up to six things in your Footer. I have never had a problem, should be a place to delete at the bottom of each footer item. Be sure to update after you delete and then add your new item and update. Wayne
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TRyan2 Premium
Hi All. So I'm having a problem with the Footer Widget. Spent tons of time on it, and can't get it to work properly, so I've written someone who's offered to help if I get stuck. BUT, I can't get rid of what's in the footer now, which I don't want. I've tried going at it from various directions; and even closing out the site and reopening... Nada! Suggestions?
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Labman Premium
Under Appearance>>Widgets Open up the widgets and check to see what is in each one. At the bottom of the widget window is a link to delete the content in the widget. You can also drag the content out of the widget and store it in the section on the left side of the page.

This training will show you a great way to put whatever you need into the widget.
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TRyan2 Premium
Thank you once again, Labman!
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Zahub1 Premium
So when I first go to "Appearance" and select "Menu" the options on the left side are all greyed out. So I create a menu and then I can choose what to put into the main menu but when I do so and click "save menu" and go back to my website, I noticed the "Home" and "Privacy Policy" menu on the front page is gone and only my "About Me" shows up but when I delete the "Main Menu" I just created, the Home and Privacy Policy menu come back. Am I doing something wrong?
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fleurallen Premium
The location and sometimes functionality of menus is influenced by your theme - have you tried making several different menus? Or checked how many menus your theme has included as a default?
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Labman Premium
You are probably missing the manage locations. This tutorial explains it a bit differently. perhaps it will fill in the blanks for you.
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PowerInMe Premium
I ran into the same thing Zahub but I persevered. Don't get discouraged and good luck to you.
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Zahub1 Premium
So I should go through and choose different themes is what you're basically saying?
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Labman Premium
No, you just need to set up additional menus and display them correctly. Watch the tutorial I posted above. It should be clear to you once you have seen the WordPress Menu tutorial.
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Zahub1 Premium
Yes I found my answer and was able to get the menus set up correctly. Thank you!
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fleurallen Premium
Yes if all other options fail
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Jistbrenda50 Premium
I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I have watched Kyle's video several times as well as went back to previous video in last lesson and I got the navigation issue solved but my page has no sidebar with the default widgets and my home, about me, and privacy policy are at the top on the right not the left. I already don't have a lot of time to work on this and being stuck here is so frustrating. Brok did you get a chance to look at my page?
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hagstf Premium
It's most likely the theme you are using.
The menu on my theme is from right to left also.
Your theme either has no sidebar or, you have chosen a full-screen layout without a sidebar
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BrokFTJFH Premium
Most free themes won't show a sidebar on "pages". As others have mentioned, sometimes a template for your "posts" won't show a sidebar either. Just visited your site and it looks like the sidebar is showing on your posts now so that issue must be solved.

In regards to the menu. Pretty much all Wordpress themes navigation menus start adding from right to left. I wouldn't worry about it much, as you build out your pages you'll add more pages to your navigation and you won't be able to tell that it starts on the right.
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Jistbrenda50 Premium
Ok thanks again Brok
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MarvH Premium
I just changed my theme as the 1st one was too complicated.
Now I am checking the SEO and can't find anything that says
Robots Meta. There is a section that says noindex settings then
default to NOINDEX andDefault to NOFOLLOW
and they both l.ist posts and pages. What do I check off
to make the privacy no follow?
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hagstf Premium
You would open the privacy policy page in your editor then, scroll all the way down underneath the page and you will see, no index this page and no follow this page, check those boxes only for this one page
You do not want to click on the no index or no follow in your all in one seo plugin settings
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MarvH Premium
Thank you very much. It was already there after changing theme. Sometimes we make things too difficult.
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hagstf Premium
You're welcome, there are a lot of little things to get used to.
That is why we are here to help
Good luck
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Marvin:
For the Privacy Policy you check both NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW. That way Google will not index it since it is not unique content and you will not have comments from visitor to it.
Cheers.
Eugenio.
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ReginaO1 Premium
I need help here. The contents of my website is not the same as that in the video. It does not have 'Home ' under 'Menu Structure ' .Then going downwards , under ' Menu Setting ' at 'Display Location' it does not have 'Main Menu ' as in the video. It has 'Top Menu' and 'Social Link Menu '. My question is which of the two boxes should I click? Iam stuck here. Please prefer solutions as I donot wish to mess up my website. Thanks for your anticipated assistance.
Regina.
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Debs66 Premium
Hi,
Top menu been your main menu.

The social menu is for adding social links for fb twitter g+ etc.

Top menu normally called the primary menu. Thats the menu you need to use. Look at the bottom of the menu page if you see two boxes one is automatically add pages the other is, this is your primary menu . Tick the primary menu.
Regards Debs :)
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Danni4 Premium
I think you will find that your 'top menu' will be the same as 'main menu' in the video. You can rename the menus whatever you like. Just have a play around - you can't break it.
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ReginaO1 Premium
Thanks, your reply is very helpful.
Regards. Regina
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ReginaO1 Premium
A million thanks. God bless.
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Danni4 Premium
You're welcome - if there's anything else I can help with just holler
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RickFoster Premium
Hi Kyle, I have two items. First, my Privacy Policy came out as a post, on your demo here your Privacy Policy was a page. How do I make my post into a page? I thought I had followed the About and Privacy video correctly but it appears I missed something.
Second, I don't have a custom menu widget to put on the side bar, only Custom is . I used the Hero Theme as you had recommended earlier on, was this demo done using the Hero Theme, how do I get the custom menu widget? If it is because I need a different Theme, how do you change themes, I see you can add one but can you change the base theme (assuming that is what the initial chosen theme is called).

Thank you, Rick
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RickFoster Premium
Meant Custom Html is here.
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TCUK Premium
the menu widget may be called Navigation or Navigation Menu or you could look for some Menu Plug ins.

When you create content you click on Pages - Add New or on Posts - Add New choosing if it is going to be a post or a page before you write it up.
Buf if you want to change a Post into a Page and vice versa you have to use a plug in because Wordpress does not allow you to do that by default.
An example of this type of plug in is: Post Type Switcher, but there may be other...

If you do not want to install an extra plug in just to change one item.. you could create a new page and copy/paste your content from the existing Post to the new Page... or if you used SiteContent you can upload it as a Post

To change theme, yes you Add a new theme of your choice then you click on Activate, this will become your new active theme.
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Andrey57 Premium
Thank you very much Kyle.
Just a few questions.
I created a few widgets on the right side of my website but all of them show privacy policy page. How can i get rid of privacy policy information in the widgets and add information into widgets that I need,please? in other words how to edit widgets?
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear Labman
Thank very much your your reply.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear Labman
Thank very much for your reply.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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efonseca991 Premium
I have a question. With the video, Kyle instructs us to find the custom menu from the widgets section. But in my word press, it only has "Custom Html".

Does this matter when creating a custom menu, or do i have to choose the "Custom Menu" option, which is not there.

Thank you..
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Labman Premium
There should be a selection for Navigation Menu
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sho1964 Premium
Hello everyone! The video was packed with info, and I learned a lot. However, I would like to add a options to my sidebar for instance boys or girls clothes, I will also need sub selections so my visitors can choose between different clothing items. I still need assistance with that.
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Rae516 Premium
It sounds like you need a code to enter into a widget maybe? I'd ask Loes or MarionBlack. You can search for them in the address bar. They probably already have a blog posted. Both of them have been very helpful with my questions. Great teachers.
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Question: I added a gallery and video sidebar. When I added the picture and video they just showed up in the sidebar. I would rather just have a gallery heading in the sidebar verses the picture just showing up without someone clicking on it. Is there something I can do differently?
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littlemama Premium
That means you just want a link on the sidebar, just use a Text widget, type the title, then link the text to the page/post that the actual pictures are on.
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Tygilbert Premium
It seems that I have a few problem with my website,1.my privacy policy page has where you can comment and add your contact.2.when I go to menus in my back office and click on widgets,there's no (custom menus) in my widgets list only (custom urL).3.when I view my site it has no Recent posts in the sidebar,no date under Archives and no extended page at the bottom.What did I do wrong?Can I delete this site and start from scratch?because there's a warning in my sites' UrL saying that my connection is not secure,don't know why.Need Help!
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TCUK Premium
you can always delete a site and restart with a new theme installation. If you content is in SiteContent you can then publish your PrivacyPolicy content to your new intalltion.

Different themes may have different ways to present options to enable or disable comments etc... if you are not using the same theme as in the video then chances are these optinos may show up in different places in you WP Admin editing areas, like Setttings, Appearance, etc...
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Tygilbert Premium
Thank you TCUK,I appreciate your help,I think I will delete it and start fresh with a different theme,might use the same niche though if that's ok.Thanks again.
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Labman Premium
It sounds like you are creating pages instead of posts. I wouldn't delete your site. You can change themes without deleting all of your content.

Although Kyle does a very good job with the menu description. Perhaps this one with a slightly different perspective might help you to identify your problem.
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Tygilbert Premium
Thank you Labman for your help,I will take a close look at the link above and might find a way to save my site.Thanks alot Labman.
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PawanPower Premium
hey yall! we winning!
so I'm on thi lesson 8/1 I'm adding menus..now
I checked the box in the wrdpress admin bckoffice for my about me post and I want to add to menu BUT the add to menu box isn't highlighted for me to do that..how can I remedy this?
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JohnBochtis Premium
You have to click on Manage Locations at the top of the page and select your Main Menu in order to add others pages to it.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you first have to choose the menu location as indicated by John. That will activate the Add to Menu button, as you first need a menu to add to.
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PawanPower Premium
thank you very much sir..simplified the process for me!
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stevenhalim Premium
Hi John, same problem here, but I can't find the Manage Locations button.. The Add To Menu button is gray and can't be clicked
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Beginzwithme Premium
I'm having so much fun..can you help me? my creations are not reflected, and I saved stuff..lol..I thankfully have great sensa haha, and lots of patience..lol..hope u r having a great day..and let me know if there is any thing i can help u with.

Indeed
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Labman Premium
Beginzwithme Premium
im gonna check that out right now..thank u soo much..have a good one..smiles

Indeed
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Jim-Bo Premium
Sent you some custom menu videos, Indeed. :D
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alwyngarth Premium
Hi Folks, I have a problem in Lesson 8 dealing with menus. I have accessed the menus page and have checked the "About Me" box but the "add to menus" button is greyed out. Also my Menus page does not look like Kyle's page in the video. I don't have "Menu Structure" with "Home" and "Privacy Policy". Any suggestions out there would be much appreciated, Thanks.
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Inaeliza Premium
Thank you! After watching the video I had a lot of fun trying different combinations with different themes. Now I am happy with my creation :).
I need help with one thing: I have a hard time figuring out how to bring the "Privacy Policy" from the Main Menu (that is up), down.
Thank you!
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peterma Premium
in the upper right corner of the Privacy Policy is an arrow. Click and it opens up so that you can "Remove". Hopefully this attachment helps. Remember to click on Save Menu at the bottom or top of the page.
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Inaeliza Premium
Thank you for your help. Removing from the Main Menu is not a problem :). I want to add it to appear on the bottom of the page... This is what I cannot figure out... Any ideas :)?
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peterma Premium
on your menu page, click on 'manage location' and see if there is a footer menu or go to the widget page and choose a footer widget area or page or blog bottom widget area and follow the directions there. Drag from the Available widgets on the left side of the page and drop in the chosen footer widget area. Then add your privacy page there. I hope that helps.
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Inaeliza Premium
Thank you for your help!
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Zenon-K Premium
In regards to the top menu. I want to create a tab that will be a page so to speak that when clicked on will have multiple reviews of products and hotlinks to affiliate sites. Should this be created as a post to get more Search engine exposure or created as a page. Thanks.
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DNicholas Premium
Can some one help me? I've looked everywhere I can think of, but can't find the solution. On my home page, I want my welcome post to show first all the time, but every time I add a new post, it pushes the welcome post further down the home page. Is there anybody out there that has any idea how to keep it on top, or where I can go to find out? Thanks for any help you can give me.

Don
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EDPI Premium
Hello Don, try this.
Go to your post in the Edit mode. In the area that says Publish click on the "Visibility" option "Edit".
Below the word Public, you will see the word "Sticky this post to the front page". Click on that button, then OK and Update your post.
Then, add another post to see if you Welcome post shows first.
Hope this solve your problem.
Best Regards,
Edgar
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DNicholas Premium
Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try. I'll try anything once, twice if it works. I appreciate the help.
Don
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DNicholas Premium
Thanks for the information. I'll try it.
Don
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JohnKunan Premium
Hi,

I have a couple of different options for creating a custom menu than Kyle had in the training video. Probably new updates? Just wondering if I did the right thing. Kyle had "Main Menu" to click on but I have "primary menu" and then "mobile menu" underneath that. I just did primary assuming that's the same as main menu, but should I have also clicked on mobile, can you do two at once? and what is mobile menu used for? I know most people use mobile devices now instead of a computer so is this a different format adapted just for a phone?

Thanks
John
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Triblu Premium
Hey John,

Kyle's instructions clearly state that you can call your menu whatever you want. That label is strictly yours to see.

On responsive themes you do NOT need a separate menu for mobile devices, as the theme will display a theme differently on mobile devices when compared to desktop computers.

Check your website in a mobile device and I'm sure you will see that your "mobile menu" may be redundant.

Hope this helps you.
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JohnKunan Premium
Hi,

Thank you for your response! I was just wondering why the options that Kyle had in the video were different from mine and what the purpose of those options are since its not shown in the video and I’m not a techy lol. Maybe you answered this by talking about responsive themes? Again, not a techy so I’m not sure what that is, I just have two options to choose from, “primary menu” and “mobile menu”, as opposed to, in the video, Kyle’s option is “main menu”. Not the title that we type in but at the bottom.

Thank you
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Triblu Premium
Oooh ... okay John, than my best guess would be you've chosen an older theme and that is how the theme developer has decided to handle the additional consideration for mobile users.

Personally, I have never seen those options in any of the themes I have used, so was unaware of the options even existing.
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JohnKunan Premium
I feel so much better! I thought I was going crazy lol. So it’s probably the theme I chose. There’s so much I don’t know! I’m so glad to have your help- everyone’s help here.

Be blessed,
John
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Triblu Premium
The BIG thing to remember John is that NO ONE is trying to confuse you ... actually quite the opposite.

Computer software (WordPress is software) is purposely setup (or standardized) to be easy to use once you understand what may be found under which menu item.

Example: File, Edit, View, Tools, etc.

Don't get me wrong. I'm SURE you will find software somewhere that tries to re-write "the book" but for the most part, software developers want theirs to be intuitive. That way, more users will use their software and the more who use it ... the more money the developer(s) make.

Hope this helps you.
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Darla51 Premium
Kyle...I am lost! My site looks nothing like yours and I am unable to add menus for some reason. I only have 1 menu and several widgets that my site will allow. I am following the directions but cannot seem to get the menus to download. My site is FitOver60.siterubix.com. Please help!
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rnb5454 Premium
I'm working on creating custom menu's on my site, I cannot get them to show at the top of the site as shown on the video in red, mine appear on the right hand side.I have gone through the video several times to see what I have done wrong?
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Kyoko817 Premium
When you go to "appearance" and "menus", do you have your pages on menu structure in "primary menu"?
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joelchaz Premium
I know as I move the page the top one will appear far left and lowest will appear far right. It seems that no matter how I move my pages they stay in the same position on the menu. My Home is in the middle even though it is on top. Help!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, top will be on the left, bottom will be on the right. ;)
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PMurray1 Premium
Oh dear. This is getting deep into computer science now. I realize that Kyle is trying to make this as simple as possible, but all of this information is more than what I can absorb. I think I forgot to put the "About Paul" title in. How do I fix that? (in as few steps as possible). I am 64 years old, not 25, and to my generation, the term "widget" refers to a small item made in a factory. Apparently, there is some other meaning in the lexicon of computer science. I am trying as hard as I can to do at least the very basics--just getting a menu at the top would be an accomplishment for me that I can take pride in--and leave all of the extra computer functions for a later time when I have a firm grasp of the basics.
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BobHarris1 Premium
66 here. I get it. And yes....get something, anything to take pride in. And find some others on here who will encourage you. I am going VERY BASIC with all my stuff right now. Best to you.
Bob
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Felynz Premium
Hey, my "Privacy Policy" is definately a page and NOT a post but when I visit my website, there's a "Leave Comment Below" box on my privacy page. I've checked and double checked that it's definitely a page and not a post so how do I get rid of the comment section?
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Kyoko817 Premium
Go to your privacy policy page and look for the top right "screen options". Discussion or comment may have been checked. Before uncheck it, look for the "Comment" that is placed on below your content, and uncheck whatever it was checked, then uncheck the "comment" on the top right. Hope it helps!
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Felynz Premium
Hey - I've gone into "screen options" and neither the comment or discussion boxes were checked and there is no "Comment" below my content so nothing for me to uncheck :(

Do you have any other suggestions?
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Rae516 Premium
Where is the 'Leave Comment Below' link? It was on the right on mine and turned out to be the comment widget that goes to every page. ? If not, Kyle or Carson are great at helping
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Felynz Premium
Thank you for your help but I'm stumped! I'll have to call on Kyle or Carson I think
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sheikave Premium
I think you have the choice of having comments of not. So make sure you did check the right box.
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ajmessier Premium
I have a general question! How are you maneuvering between your site and the admin page? It looks like you are just going up to the tool bar and it switches. The only way I can find to bring up the site is to go to the left top corner and go to drop down for "visit site". Also, are we supposed to "publish" this when we are done?Thanks bunches,
Amy
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Triblu Premium
Hey Amy,

It appears that Kyle was clicking on a tab that displayed his home page. When he clicked on it, the tab was out of the range of his recording which is why you couldn't see what he was clicking on.

When creating or editing menus you will need to click on the Save Menu button.

Hope this helps you.
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eosegueraf Premium
You have to open a new tab in your browser with the name of your website, just as you usually browse. Just as Trish says, Kyle's video doesn't show the different tabs he has open.
After you are done writing a page/post, you should save it first (so you won't loose it) and once you review it and are satisfied with its content, publish it. Do not hesitate, remember, you can always Edit it if needed. You are in command, you take the decisions,
Greetings from México, I hope it helps Amy.
Eugenio.
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I was very confused on this module training. What Kyle showed on his training video was not what I was showing. I managed to get through it and I made some changes to my menu and changed the theme. I guess I was so excited that this website was coming together. Then module 7 started and I was lost. I was ready to quit. Now I am back on schedule. Thanks HS! And thanks to my two mentors who commented on my questions!
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Kyle Premium
Good to hear you are making some progress and you got it sorted. After you update and save your menus, then add to your Top Menu, you will then be able to see these live. Make sure you refresh your browser after you do this.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Kyle, I learned something new and useful, but far from being able to do such. Here I would need you to look over www.timelyrightcare.com, which I am struggling to build it. I noticed the available editing functions of WP failing to produce aesthetic effects on alignment, line spacing, and letter size arrangement. Please instruct me. Thanks-a-million!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Another easy to follow video.

Question: When I was looking to edit the menu, I noticed it just showed "About Me" and "Privacy Policy", "Home" did not appear. I just checked the theme I'm using and it shows "Home" on the menu.

What did I do wrong? Was I supposed to add a "Home" page? Wouldn't that show by default?
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@RICH. Premium
In most themes the Home button on the menu links to the domain name url, ie. http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com

You can have either a blogroll on your home page, or a specific page that you create, you can change it in Settings > Reading.

Also, some themes let you have more than one top menu, you can assign locations by clicking on the Manage Locations tab in Appearance > Menus. :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Hmmm....this is interesting because when I click to see the details of that particular theme, it shows "Home" appearing on their menu.

I don't know if this is related or a separate issue, but right now, I just have my "About Me" and "Private Policy" pages. When I go to view the site, the pages appear in the menu, but the default background picture does not appear. When I click onto one of the pages, the picture shows.

I know all of this is a review of the Certification, but I didn't have these issues for my first site.

Not sure if I'm making any sense or if this just sounds like a bunch of babble. Anyway, I appreciate your reply, Rich.
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@RICH. Premium
You can always add it in to a menu yourself. Just go to Appearance > Menus and then add a Custom Link (instead of a page) title it Home and type in your domain name. Also, make sure you click on Location Manager whilst you're there, and assign the menu to a specific location, otherwise the order of the items on your menu may not "stick". :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Ok, that makes sense. . Sometimes it's those little things that can prove to be such an annoyance. Thanks again for your help, Rich. I really appreciate it.
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Tjennings122 Premium
Thanks for the refresher, Kyle!
I have a flub on my website I'm trying to fix. My Welcome page is displaying my Blogs and my Blog is displaying my Welcome page. I have something there still trying to figure it out without having to delete so much data to fix. frustrating.
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Rae516 Premium
Remember, you can ask for help on the search bar up on top, or even pm Kyle or Carson. They are very helpful. ; )
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Tjennings122 Premium
Thank you
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Kyle Premium
Under Settings => Reading you will be able to manage which content goes to the front page and also which page the blog roll will be on.

I typically recommend leaving the homepage as your blog roll as it will lead to quicker indexing by search engines and give your site the appearance of being more active to your users, but this is up to you and can be controlled by you.

If you want to update this, you will need to make your Front Page "static" and then choose which page a assign as your Front Page and which page you will assign as your posts page. See attached screenshot.
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Tjennings122 Premium
Thank you Kyle!!!

Have a blessed evening!
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WJohnC Premium
I am not entirely happy with the letter size and style available for these posts - all you have is the traditional b i u functions, but no function enabling you to customize the size and style of your letters in the ordinary text. Is there any way of remedying this?
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LunaVC Premium
You could add WordPress edit Plugin. That would give you more options. I deactivate it when it is not in use.
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AnuO Premium
Hello Kyle,
Thanks for the video. Really informing. But, I have recently gone through this exact training in the bootcamp courses.

But, the aspect you have not touched is how to make specific post go under certain top menus or side menus. Like also a blog roll.

So that when visitors clicks on any of the top menus, it opens and the visitors see the posts also like a roll with (Read More...) after it.

Thanks and expecting a reply from you soon.

Anu.
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Kyle Premium
Your posts will automatically go to your homepage blog roll, as you post them. If you want to create "category" pages as you are mentioning (which I don't recommend), here is some training on how to do this.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Kyle,

Thank YOU for the great training tutorial!

Just a note: I recently discovered that the 2nd level of sub-menus doesn't work well on my choice of a WordPress theme when using a mobile device. Because my themes are fully optimized and they have improved my sites in SERPs since installing them, I simply moved all of my 2nd level sub-menu items to be sub-menu items only.

Other members may want to test their site's navigation bar on mobile devices especially if they use a lot of 2nd level sub-menus as I did.

If that turns out to be true, then their 2nd level sub-domain menu items might then be better offered in the widget like you showed.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, mobile is always going to work in a little more of a limited fashion. This is definitely a good point and you can test how your site looks and behaves in mobile using Google's free mobile testing tool.

https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly

Or, visiting your website on a mobile device yourself.
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Triblu Premium
True! And a very useful tool.
However, the mobile testing tool didn't show the issue with my navigation bar. Only my actual testing my site on a mobile device spotted that issue which is why I said what I did.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, this is a theme issue then as it is not programmed properly for mobile, although it might be responsive.
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Triblu Premium
Only the navigation bar 2nd level sub-domain menu that's not mobile friendly, as the theme gets top ranking for being mobile friendly ... go figure. :-))
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