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How to turn link of pages in page menu on or off e.g. turn parent off & child on


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Old Feb 6, 2010, 06:58 AM
Deansta22
 
3 posts · Feb 2010
How to turn link of pages in page menu on or off e.g. turn parent off & child on

Hi All,
I'm not sure of the correct terminology. But I have a page menu with main parents, and then have made child pages underneath by putting them in the parent category.
I would like to link to only the children, and not the parents.
Obviously I need the parent pages to show in the page menu, but I don't want to be able to link into them as there will be no text there, I just want to like to the children, or 'grand'-children pages.
I may even on occassion not want to link to the children, but link to the grandchildren

Basically my question is can one switch the ability to link to a page in the page menu on or off?

Thank you very much,
Dean
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Old Feb 6, 2010, 07:16 AM
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23,728 posts · Mar 2009
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ATO->Page Menu Bar->Don't link first level parent items in Page Menu Bar?
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Old Feb 6, 2010, 08:58 AM
Deansta22
 
3 posts · Feb 2010
Hi Juggledad,

Unfortunately that will not help, because I want to individually select which parent, child or grandchild pages which will act as links as which will not.
Obviously a parent page has to be created to create a 'text' in the page menu, and only if that page exists can you create a child page.
You see I don't want to include written content on each page, I just want it to appear as a category in the page menu so I can include child pages with content on under it.

The website is here: http://sa.livingnetwork.co.za/, and if I chose to unlink the parent items it would blanket unlink the whole lot. But some of them I have content for an some I don't.

I hope I am describing it clearly. I wish there was a box in each page with I could tick to link or unlink it. Is this at all a possibility? I would be happy to donate to help it happen, as I have little webskills.
Thanks,
Dean
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Old Feb 6, 2010, 11:04 AM
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There is nothing to allow this on a page by page basis - this is something you will need to do manually.

Here is how you could do it. Create all your pages with the dependencies as you want them. Then view the page and view the source of the page. You can now grab the HTML code that makes up your menu.

By editing this code, you could take out the parent links where you want them gone. Then you could remove the %pages from the Configure Header Area and add this code in it's place.

while it's not an easy thing, because if you add a page, you have to do it all over, but it is a way to do what you want.
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 01:16 AM
Deansta22
 
3 posts · Feb 2010
Thank you Juggledad.
I see that you help a lot of people with your responses.

I'm a bit scared of tampering with code as seem to be good at messing the whole site up that way, so I will have to give that a miss.
Also, I would be adding pages daily, or weekly at least.

How would someone go about requesting a plugin to be made? Who would one ask? Or is that an expensive process and likely not to work since only one person wants it?

Thanks,
Dean
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 06:36 AM
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do a google search on 'wordpress programmer' there are lots of sites out there. Jobes.wordpress.net is just one.
Note: I have no idea who runs these various sites or how good any of them are. I'm just pointing out that they exist.
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