July 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm #49827
I have Genesis and a child theme installed and have been using them for quite a while now on this domain:
Today I wanted to change the theme – and for some reason “Genesis” on the left navigation column has disappeared. It’s still loaded and the child theme is still activated but I can not figure out what made it disappear on the navigation in WordPress.
Thanks so much,
AnnJuly 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm #49851
I’m not exactly sure what you’re referring to with a “left navigation column” with Genesis in it, but maybe you’re just missing a menu?
Very frequently when changing themes, the menus get unselected. I’m honestly not sure why this is, but you can go to…
Appearance… Menus…. and look in the Theme Locations on the upper left, and see if nothing is selected. If so, select the menu(s) you want again, and Save.
July 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm #49859
Sorry I wasn’t clear enough on this I’m talking about WordPress navigation, where it starts with Dashboard, Posts, Media, Pages, Comments, and then Genesis appears there.
Genesis has disappeared from the WordPress navigation bar completely but it is still installed because the child theme works and of course Genesis is still in the themes panel as well.
I have no idea how or why it disappeared and was hoping maybe someone has had this problem before and would know.
AnnJuly 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm #49862
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Make sure that any users on your site have Genesis enabled in the admin menu. Go to Dashboard > Users > User Permissions > Genesis Admin Menus > check the boxes.
Let me know if that doesn’t resolve your problem!
July 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm #49863
Oh, I gotcha! With that in mind, what you said is just right!
Yeah, I recognize your theme and everything. That is really strange. But I do have one idea.
Look at this bit of code. Its purpose is to “vanish” the Genesis menu from the menu. This could be done if someone wanted to “shield” the Genesis menu from a client, for instance. But it would have to be done pretty deliberately by someone, so I’m not betting heavily on that.
Look in Appearance… Editor, and click on Theme Functions on the upper right. If you see that line in there, you have your answer. If not, some hands-on help maybe needed. Official Studiopress might be willing to look at that for you.
July 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm #49864
Yeah, I think Susan has the answer.
July 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm #49872
Thank you both and Susan had the right answer – I must have clicked that by accident myself because I’m the only user and I would never have thought to check that.
I appreciate your time and answers.
All the best,
AnnJuly 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm #49875
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