Using a side menu bar and getting rid of the top menu bar completely in Wordpress?

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I want to have all my pages in my sidebar but don't want them to show up in the top menu bar--well, not all of them, at least, because I plan to have a dozen or two dozen pages on the site. I tried using the Page Link Manager plugin, and that gives me control over what shows up in the overhead navigation, but unfortunately, it also took those pages out of my sidebar (when I used the Pages widget).

Can anyone suggest a solution? A good plugin for the sidebar that wouldn't be affected by the Page Link Manager, perhaps? Will I just have to find a different theme?

thanks in advance for any input.

#bar #completely #menu #rid #side #top #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    Depending on the theme you are using and how it is coded, you might have to edit the .php file .... look in the header.php and see if you can find the top menu and then modify it to your liking. If you aren't familier with html though, you can really screw up your site so be careful in there!

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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Honestly, I don't know of any plugin that could "differentiate" between the two instances of the same WP template tag (i.e. wp_list_pages).

    In theory I see 2 solutions for this (because I try to always avoid plugins...)

    1. Have a theme which lets you create two [2] custom menus. Unfortunately, even the new default in version 3.x.x (TwentyTen) has only one custom menu...

    2. Manually edit the code - it has an include and exclude parameter:
    Function Reference/wp list pages « WordPress Codex
    (see the examples)

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  • Okay, I figured this out without editing html in case anyone else wants to know as well. I used the Pagelink Manager Plugin and another plugin called "SimpleSideNav." Worked like a charm and couldn't have been easier.

    Thanks for the tips from those who responded.

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  • Profile picture of the author dv8domainsDotCom
    Good find on the plugins dru-man shows the community love for WP and the saying "there's a plugin for that" is practically always true! I was going to suggest to look for a plugin too, but didn't have any suggestions outright; haven't come across those so I'll have to add those to my utility belt
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath

    stop digging up months old posts!

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    • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post


      stop digging up months old posts!
      Every one of his posts is promoting his product, total widget whatever. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehak
    If you want to get of the header then you simply go to settings and appearance. Then scroll down to header and delete the whole html code or you can delete it from your host.

    Another option may be for you to use categories instead of pages. This way they'll show up on the side anyway?
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