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    Senior Member Alanna Baxter's Avatar
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    Adding Blogroll to Menu i-Amaze Wordpress theme

    I'm hoping someone can help me. I am building a site for a client and she decided to pick a free theme (i-amaze Wordpress theme).

    I have everything set up the way she wants it but for 2 issues:

    1) She wants a link to her blogroll in the menu. Normally, this isn't a problem but when I go to General Settings/Reading and switch to Latest posts, we lose the home page customization. An alternative was to create a page with a custom link in the menu #blog but that didn't work either. I can't find any other place in the customization that addresses this.

    2) Creating a blog page with the Bitzy builder. She wants to be able to add posts with pictures because she's an event planner. If I just build a post without the builder I can customize it myself with a row for pictures using HTML. But she won't be able to do this herself. When I build a post with the Bitzy builder, the menu disappears.

    The site is: beehiveginger.com

    Is this a PHP issue? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!

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    Tell me what the real URL is for her blogroll. Where is the link supposed to go?

    The 2nd question I'm not sure I understand ... probably because I don't know where the blog currently is. And never heard of Bitzy either.

    The main paragraph on the main page ... the paragraph that starts like this:
    Beehive Ginger Productions is an events production ....
    I suggest you have someone proof-read that for you and correct the grammar/punctuation. I'm not an English expert myself, but I can tell some of the sentences are very wrong and hard to read. Seriously, and not to offend you, but really have someone help you with the grammar.


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    Senior Member Alanna Baxter's Avatar
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    Hi! Thanks for the quick reply! I'll attach a few links so you can see what I mean.

    Question 1: I'm not altogether sure where the blogroll is supposed to be directed to. In the customization, the instructions are to create a custom link using #blog. But when I did that, and clicked on Blog in the menu, it went nowhere. I wrote to the developers last week and they never responded. I even posted on their FB page and still nothing.

    Question 2: The Test Post has the header on it. It was created without using the builder. The Halloween post was created with the Brizy builder (sorry, I typed Bitzy by accident) and loses the header for some reason.

    Test post: Test post - Beehive Ginger Productions

    Halloween post: Halloween 2018 - Beehive Ginger Productions

    About page: created with the Brizy builder without the menu module at the top. About - Beehive Ginger Productions

    I take your point about the grammar. I was so focused on getting things to work that I didn't really read the content!

    Thanks so much for looking at this for me!

    P.S. The only way I managed to get the blog post to work was to add Latest Posts to a Widget in a sidebar but she wants the latest posts in the menu.
    Last edited by Alanna Baxter; Nov 12th, 2018 at 02:43 PM.

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    Tell me what a "blogroll" means to you.

    Is it just a page where people can comment back and forth, like the "test page" you made?

    The Halloween "page" is a page not a post?
    The test page is a page that contains posts ... which is what I think a "blog" should be.
    But you may use the word "blog" different than my interpretation.
    Or it's a geographic language thing ... sort of like a "fanny pack" for me is a "bum bag" for you. The same thing, but "not the same", if you know what I mean.


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    So the idea is to click on Blog in the menu and be directed to a screen that lists all the latest posts (blogroll). Both the Halloween post and the test post are posts--not pages. Here's what it looks like in a sidebar. Event Management - Beehive Ginger Productions

    But she wants it in the menu.

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    Oh ... now I get it. I remember that term now ... it's an old wordpress thing.

    Here's what I learned.
    Wordpress Blogroll no longer exists (as in the old fashioned blogroll).

    But, you can use this plugin:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/links-shortcode/

    Does the same thing and you can create a page that displays all of the links ... a page that only shows the "blogroll" or link shortcodes.


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    That's fantastic! Thanks a mil for that! I'll give it a shot!


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