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Add WordPress Pages to Thesis Navigation Tabs

Once you create a new WordPress page, you may want to make it accessible from the tabbed navigation bar at the top of your site. This is an easy process.

Log into your WordPress dashboard.

Click on Thesis Options>Thesis Options.

Click on the + sign next to Navigation Menu>Select pages to include in nav menu.

Click the check boxes next to the pages you want to include.

You can drag and drop these fields to change the order of the tabs in the nav menu. The item listed highest will be farthest to the left on your site, the lowest, to the right.

You can also edit the names next to the check boxes. The page title is the default tab name, but that may be too long or otherwise not suit your purposes. Simply click on the name to change it to something more suitable.

Click the large, green Save button at the bottom of the page.

When you go back to your site, you should see your new navbar complete with all the pages you selected.

{ 18 comments… add one }
  • StevenLCrisler January 23, 2010, 12:47 am

    Thanks for the info. Easy to understand and follow. Even for me.

  • JohnVBailey January 23, 2010, 9:07 am

    You have no idea how much your tutorials have helped me. This stuff might seem simple to lots of people, but every step is a struggle for me. Having step-by-step instructions for these things has saved my blogging!

  • Alison Moore Smith January 23, 2010, 3:18 pm

    Thank you both! I appreciate hearing that it has helped you!

  • Linda March 26, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Your directions were excellent. I was able to drag and drop the pages into the order I want. Clicked the “save” button and then clicked “visit site” or whatever. No change in the tab order. I clicked the refresh button – no change. I went thru this several times with no changes on the web page. Any ideas what I can do to make this work?

    Thanks, Linda

  • Alison Moore Smith March 26, 2010, 5:22 pm

    Linda, have you tried doing a hard refresh? (On a Mac that means refreshing the page while holding the shift key.) It will just clear the cache so that the browser re-reads code and redraws the site.

    If that doesn’t work, I’ll be happy to look at it. Just use the contact form to send me username/password and the order you want your tabs to show up, and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

  • Dr. Chris Turner June 27, 2010, 7:50 pm

    Hello Alison,
    Reading from the questions of others, I wonder if you can help us?
    I went through your intructions several times and was not able to get all of the pages to show up on the Nav bar at the top of the site!
    Can you try it?
    Thanks so much,
    –Dr. Turner
    user/password: xxxxx/xxxxx

  • Dr. Turner June 27, 2010, 8:04 pm

    Hello again…
    Apparently, I got it to work.
    Maybe it just had to be refreshed/reopened a few times.
    However..I have an Uncategorized tab that I would like to get rid of
    and is there a way to show all the pages including Policy and Sitemap
    at the bottom of the page?
    Thanks again…

  • Dr. Turner June 27, 2010, 9:12 pm

    As this blog building would have it…I got way ahead of myself and started seeking answers to questions that were not neccesary. As I progressed in building my site, with the help of a colleague, my layout problems disappeared!! I was too eager to seek your help. As it turns out, I don’t need you…but thank you for reading all this email…
    All my best,
    –Dr. Turner

  • Alison Moore Smith July 11, 2010, 12:21 am

    Dr. Turner, I’m glad you got this to work! Your post got caught in the spam filter, so I just saw it today. But that’s probably a good thing, so that other’s did not see your password! Happy to help anytime. Just send me your login info (which I blocked out before posting your comment) through the contact form and I’ll take a look. 🙂

  • LF February 8, 2011, 3:37 am

    Great tips! Thank you.

  • Alison Moore Smith February 8, 2011, 3:49 am

    Glad they were helpful, LF. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  • Gouri July 16, 2011, 11:59 am

    That was quite simple 🙂 thanks a lot.

  • Alison Moore Smith July 16, 2011, 5:36 pm

    Gouri, you’re right! Updating and changing WordPress isn’t difficult. Sometimes it’s just knowing the where to look and the steps to take. 🙂

  • djahan November 9, 2011, 1:25 am

    there is a problem. If you use the wordpress navigation menu from the Menu option then the right side rss icon that is parallel to the navigation menu goes away. Does anyone noticed that?

    it doesn’t happen when I use thesis navigation menu from the thesis option.
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