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Using the Custom Links feature of the WordPress menu system

Custom Links allows you to place any link on your WordPress menu system – here are a couple of ways you might want to use that feature.
 

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How to move items on a WordPress menu

If you want to change the order of items on a WordPress menu, here’s how:
 

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Change the default categories for posts or links

If you forget to assign a category to a post or a link, WordPress automatically assigns them to a default category.  Here’s how to control those defaults.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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The hierarchy of post categories

Post categories in WordPress can have sub-categories, which in turn can have their own sub-categories, and so on.  This hierarchical relationship has many uses – it also means that you don’t have to check off parent categories, because all children, grand-children, etc. are automatically included in the parent.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Adding existing or new custom fields to posts or pages

Here are the steps for adding an existing custom field or creating a new custom field, for either posts or pages.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Changing page order in the menu using My Page Order

The default method for changing the order of pages in WordPress is not very user-friendly, but there’s a great plug-in called My Page Order which works very well.  Here’s how to use it (assuming you’ve got it installed – check out our videos on installing plug-ins – click here for automatic installation in WP 2.7 [...]

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Deleting categories

When you need to delete a category in WordPress, there are a couple of ways to do it, and some things to keep in mind.

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Creating child pages

You can create sub-pages or child pages in WordPress – here’s how it works and a bit about ways to organize child pages.

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Changing your home page

The page that people see when they first come to your site can easily be changed in WordPress – here’s how.

You have WP 2.6
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Categories – Adding New

Want to create a new category or sub-category for your blog?  Here’s now in WordPress 2.6.  Also some tips on how to choose your categories.

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Adding pages but not have them show on the menu

If you’re using the WordPress menu system and you’ve added a page that you don’t want displayed on a menu, here’s what you can do:
 

You have WP 3-0 or 3-1
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Sorting columns on admin screen lists

As of WordPress 3.1, you can sort columns when you’re viewing lists of posts, pages, and other content in the admin screens.
 

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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View the most-used categories

If you’ve got a lot of post or link categories, there’s a hand way to view the most-used categories first, saving you a lot of repetitive scrolling and searching.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Custom fields – overview

Custom fields are used by many plugins, but you can create your own as well.  Here’s an overview of how to do that and a couple of examples of ways to use them.  Creating your own generally requires modification of your theme files, so be warned, there’s some coding involved.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Adding categories to existing posts

If you want to add more categories to an existing post, there are a couple of ways you can do it.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Changing page order in the menu

By default, WordPress orders pages alphabetically.  If you want to change that from the Admin screen, using what’s available in WordPress, here’s how.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Assigning a group of posts to a category

Using the Bulk Actions feature you can assign hundreds of posts to a category with the click of a button.

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Changing category names

After setting up a category for your posts, you may change your mind and want a new name for that category.  Here are a couple of ways to do that.

You have WP 2.6
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Categories – changing, moving, deleting

Once you have some categories, WordPress allows you to make all sorts of changes to them, very easily.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Sub-page list in sidebar without a menu listing

If you want to have a list of sub-pages always visible in the sidebar, without the parent page showing in the main pages menu, here’s how to do it:

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