December 4, 2011 at 12:36 am #2515
I’m wanting to create a custom “thank you” page to display immediately after someone donates through my paypal link. I thought it would be nice to make a page or post on my site for this purpose. Then, I could enter that url into paypals box for the redirection after donation.
What I DON’T want is this page to be visible anywhere else on my site. Not from the menus, or the categories, or anywhere visible. I don’t mind if it’s seen through a url.. but I just don’t want people to browse to it easily.
I guess just a “floating” page only available by typing the url directly.
Suggestions?December 4, 2011 at 12:45 am #20545qazwsxMember
Why not just make a page as you would regularly but not add it to your menus. and for the categories, don’t add it to any. Does this not work?
I’m not sure how you do your menu’s, but if you use the custom menu, you can just leave it out.
But the search function will still bring it up.December 4, 2011 at 12:49 am #20546
Or…create a “thank you” page in html, upload it to your root directory, and set it with a timed redirect, so that after a few moments it takes people back to your blog’s front page. (You could also include a link that they could click if they are in a hurry.)December 4, 2011 at 12:53 am #20547
I guess I use a default menu for my header. Check my site:
It added it to the main header menu “test page”. But it’s not in my sidebar menu or my footer menu, as that was a custom menu. So what am I using for my header menu??December 4, 2011 at 12:56 am #20548
Ken, I like that idea too. But what I’m wanting to do is have it consistent with my website. Such as within a post or a page, and still have header, sidebars, footer, etc. visible. I think paypal offers a simple redirect, but I’d like to make it on my site, instead of a generic thank you page.December 4, 2011 at 1:01 am #20549
Okay, then use a regular page and then add a robots.txt file marking it as “no index”?December 4, 2011 at 1:05 am #20550
But how do I keep it from displaying in my top menu? I made a “test page”. It doesn’t show up in my custom menus on the sidebar and the footer. But it shows in the main menu at the top.
I’d like it not to show there.. but I like having my menu descriptions and don’t want to remove them.December 4, 2011 at 1:07 am #20551
Aren’t you using a custom menu there as well?December 4, 2011 at 1:14 am #20552
No, only the same custom menu in both the sidebar (as a widget) and the footer (via the menu theme locations).
Every page I have created is used in the top menu. I guess that’s how I get the descriptions (I type them in each page)?? I don’t get descriptions on the custom menus (which is fine with me).
This has been weird for me. I’d use the custom menu up top, but then I would lose the descriptions, wouldn’t I? I think the top menu is the default wordpress way of using the pages for a menu.December 4, 2011 at 1:18 am #20553
No, you can still get the descriptions in a custom menu. You just have to enter them manually after adding them.December 4, 2011 at 1:19 am #20554
So would I be able to keep them from showing in the sidebar and footer menus… but add them to the header menu? Would I need to separate, but same menus for this?December 4, 2011 at 1:24 am #20555
Okay, I’ve added the custom menu and lost the descriptions. Which is fine for testing.
I see they appear during a mouseover, kinda like a tooltip. But I would prefer to have them directly below the title of each page, as before.
And I never noticed the drop-down arrow on the pages in a custom menu. This could open up some new possibilities I think 🙂
So… can the descriptions be written below the main text, as before?December 4, 2011 at 1:25 am #20556
Oh yeah, didn’t think about that. Hang on.
Nope, they don’t show up in a custom menu widget. That’s cool.December 4, 2011 at 1:29 am #20557
Yeah, I like how they don’t show up in widget areas. And I really do like the mouseover tooltip thingy… which is customizable using the dropdown of each page in the custom menu section.
But…. I really liked the text description… which I don’t think is possible using a custom menu.
How did you get your descriptions on the site here?
Is that not a custom menu?December 4, 2011 at 1:34 am #20558
Yep, those are custom menus. And the descriptions come from here:
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