How to add a page to the menu

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  • #67397

    laura
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    Hi

    I cannot seem to add a page to a menu, and I hope you can help me.

    I’m following the exact steps in the tutorial: http://my.studiopress.com/tutorials/use-navigation-menus/

    The steps are:
    - Login as admin
    - Go to Appearance -> Menu
    - Select the primary navigation menu
    - Select the pages I want to add to this menu (left side widget)
    - Click ‘Add to menu’ (left side widget)
    - Change the label of the pages (right side widget)
    - Click ‘Save menu’ (right side widget)

    But as soon as I click ‘save menu’, the pages disappear from the menu.

    The only thing I can think off is that my admin user does not have rights to create pages/post, but I don’t know how to change this?

    My website: http://momgoesonline.com

    Thank you sooooo mcuh for helping me out – I really appreciate it!
    Laura

    http://momgoesonline.com
    #67401

    nutsandbolts
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3176

    Hi Laura,

    Is your user set up as an administrator? If you have access to Appearance > Menus, you should be able to alter the content of the menus. Have you tried this in a different browser?

    Edited to add: I just noticed that your user doesn’t have the ability to edit pages or posts? There should be at least one administrator user who has access to everything on the site.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #67413

    laura
    Participant
    Post count: 69

    Hi Andrea

    Thank you so much for responding!

    Yes, I have tried several browsers, and I am logged in as an admin. I have access to Appearance > Menus, and I can do every single step of the process. But as soon as I click ‘save menu’, the pages I added disappear and it goes back to what it is today.

    The only thing I can think of is that my admin user doesn’t have editing rights (it cannot create posts or pages), so maybe that has something to do with it? If so, please let me know how to give the admin user these editing rights, so I can make the change and see if that solves the problem.

    Also, I’m still on Genesis 1.9.x, so not sure whether that causes it?

    Again, thank you so much for your help – I’m at a loss as to how to solve this issue!
    Laura

    #67415

    nutsandbolts
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3176

    I would definitely upgrade your Genesis framework first – you won’t lose any of your child theme’s customizations, I promise!

    If that doesn’t solve the problem, I’d be glad to take a look if you’re comfortable with letting me log into the site. You can email me directly if you’d like and I’ll see if I can help.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #67425

    laura
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    Post count: 69

    OK – I’ll try to upgrade to Genesis – are you 100% sure it will not break my site? I have only made changes to style.css and functions.php, and I have create new landing page templates – which are php files.

    #67426

    nutsandbolts
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3176

    As long as all your changes were made in the Magazine child theme’s style.css and functions.php with nothing in the Genesis framework files themselves, you’ll always be able to update the framework with no loss of customizations. Anything in your child theme’s folder won’t be touched.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #67428

    laura
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    Post count: 69

    OK – I’ll do the changes (I only made changes to child theme files), and then I’ll try adding the menus again.

    If I upgrade to the new version of the child theme, will I lose the changes I made? (my child theme is Magazine)

    #67429

    nutsandbolts
    Keymaster
    Post count: 3176

    Yes, it’s very likely that you would. There is no reason to update the child theme since it’s just a skin sitting on top of the framework – all the functionality that would need to be updated is in the framework itself. When a new version of a child theme is released, it’s like using a whole different child – you would have to customize it all over again.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #67443

    laura
    Participant
    Post count: 69

    I upgraded to Genesis 2.0, but I still can’t add any pages :(

    I emailed you the details for my site.

    Thank you sooooooooo much for your help!!!!

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