Menu options

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    Hi, I’m new to wordpress’s and the yumblog theme. I want to change the names of the menu items across the top of my site, but I can’t work out how to do it. For example I’d like Home (for the static front page), then recipes (in which I’d like to add categories) and then just contact.

    I just can’t seem to fathom it, any help would be much appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is


    Also, I’d really like to change the colour of the menu items to white – just like the demo site, again I can’t seem to fathom it! I’m not normally so thick – honest!


    So sorry, I’m also struggling with Widgets. I can see there should be two widgets on the right of the pages but I can find no way to edit them. When I try I get a message saying
    “Your theme has 2 widget areas, but this particular page doesn’t display them. You can navigate to other pages on your site while using the Customizer to view and edit the widgets displayed on those pages.”

    I’m obviously doing it all wrong. I’ve tried to look at the page settings and all of the different page types and can find no way to alter the widgets. I’m driving myself crazy!


    Theme Author


    To add widgets, try not using the Customizer to avoid confusion. Go to the admin and under “Appearance → Widgets” it will show all the available widget areas.

    To edit menu items, in the WordPress admin go to “Appearance → Menus” and select the menu from the drop down with the “(main menu)” label on it. If one does not exist, create a new menu and choose it as the one to display in the main menu location.

    The menu items should already be white. It looks like you may have some custom CSS added that is changing the color:

    #footer, #footer .widget li a, #footer .widget a, #footer .widget a:hover, #footer .widget .widget-title, .widget_calendar #calendar_wrap #wp-calendar caption, #header .menu, #header .menu a, #header .menu a:link, #header .menu li.has-sub ul a {
    	color: #353535;

    That section includes the classes #header .menu, #header .menu a, #header .menu a:link, #header .menu li.has-sub ul a which control the menu text. If you remove them it will fix the menu color.


    Thanks for this, very helpful. I’ve sort of fixed the menu issue but I can’t seem to fix the font colour.

    You say above that the menu items should already be white and that I must have some custom CSS that’s changing it – but I don’t even know what that is (sorry). Also I can’t quite work out how to get rid of it so that they can default back to white. I’m really not thick at all, so would appreciate you explaining exactly what I need to do to get it how it should be. I’m actually at the point of wanting to pay someone to get my site off the ground!


    Theme Author

    If you want to override the menu styles, go to “Customizer → Custom CSS” and add this:

    #header .menu, #header .menu a, #header .menu a:link, #header .menu li.has-sub ul a {
        color: #fff !important;

    That should force the color to white.


    Thank you.

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