Hierarchy of menu/category/page & post and top navigation bar

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  • #55220

    jreasterby
    Member

    I’ve had ‘Shelf’ now for over a year and to be honest gave up on it after months of struggling to get to to do what I want. My problem revolves around trying, without success, to add a series of tabs on the top navigation bar that have drop down boxes with options that will take the viewer to information related to the theme. I’m confused by the difference between menus, categories, pages and posts although understand that a post is like any conventional blog and a page something that stays in the same place (?) rather than getting superseded by a new blog.
    I require a maximum of 10 ‘tabs’ in the top nav bar, for instance ‘about us, menus, whats on, contact details, photo gallery etc. All of these should link to information specifically related to the subject and in some cases have drop down boxes when there more than one section within the category.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    John

    The blog I need help with is verdictcafe.com.

    #55424

    tollmanz
    Member

    Hi John!

    Unfortunately, Shelf does not support dropdown menus. Additionally, the theme works best with about 6 menu items, but that depends on the length of each item.

    We likely do not plan on adding these features in the future. I know this is not what you were hoping to hear, but these features are not currently planned.

    #55428

    jreasterby
    Member

    Hi Tollmanz
    Fair enough, there are no drop downs nor will there be. Its a shame but not the end of the world if I can get the other things I want achieved. Perhaps you could direct me to a tutorial which explains how to create six menu items and then how to add posts & Pages uniquely to the menus. Even that has eluded me so far with ‘your theme supports 1 menu’ coming up each time I try, or new menus making ‘home’ disappear. It is absurdly illogical and unintuitive – to me at least.
    j

    #55467

    tollmanz
    Member

    One way of handling this is to separate your content into 6 (or fewer) categories. You can then link the 6 categories into the navigation. Clicking one of the links will bring up the content in the respective category. Is that what you were looking to do?

    #55477

    jreasterby
    Member

    Thats exactly what I want to do. I had a long online chat with someone from wordpress last night and will study the transcript of the conversation and exercises we did together. During that call I was able to establish tabs in the top navigation bar, however when I tried to do the same on my own later it all went to hell. If there are any tutorials for dummies that clearly direct people like me on how to achieve a: six tabs on my navigation bar b: tab-specific content ‘under’ these tabs and c: how to manage/archive the content. That would be extremely helpful.
    Thanks
    John

    #55491

    tollmanz
    Member

    Hi John!

    I could not find a tutorial that covered this exact topic, but I did locate an article that describes using categories in WordPress and another one that discusses creating category menus. I think if you tie these two together, you will be able to create the desired menu.

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