Removing Home Tab from Top Navigation Bar of Graphene 1.0.7 Theme in WP

  • Anonymous

    #1382

    I need to set up a static front page on my blog that uses the Graphene 1.0.7 theme.

    According to the WP directions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page, I need to set up not only the static page but also another page for my blog posts.

    I need to remove the existing home page tab in the top navigation bar, but I do not know how to do this.

    Please, can someone here direct me to any post that may already exist in this forum dealing specifically with this point: how to remove the existing home page tab to allow for a static page and a new page for my posts?

    The WP directions on this point are obviously not specific to Graphene 1.0.7 and I need theme-relevant info, please.

    Thank you, in advance, for any helpful responses.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #15549

    Um, you really should update to the latest version of Graphene. If you use a custom menu, you can do this easily.

    Ken

    eeblogger

    #15550

    Thanks, Ken. I have no technical expertise whatsoever. Changing anything scares me to death. I see so many reports of problems that arise when changing from one theme to another.

    I’m not in a position to remedy anything that might go wrong in the process, and I don’t have enough time to sit on forums to get answers that will need technical know-how to implement.

    If I change from 1.0.7 to 1.4, will this lose or change anything in my sidebar? Will it lose any of my existing pages? Would it help to see my blog to respond to these questions?

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #15551

    Yes, you should always include a URL in your posts. (You can add this to your profile and then we automatically know what it is.)

    As far as for what is in your sidebar, you shouldn’t lose anything if you upgrade, but post the link first and we’ll take a look.

    Problems when updating or changing things are part of the game, though. Take it step by step and it is easier to undo anything that causes problems. See the links in my signature.

    Ken

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #15552

    Version 1.0.7 is such an old version, and a lot would have changed in the theme. But as long as you didn’t change the theme’s code yourself, you shouldn’t lose anything. All your posts and pages and other content will not be touched at all.

    Be aware though that design-wise, the theme has come a long way since the early versions, and there has been a substantial design modifications. You should check out the demo site to see the latest version of the theme in use.

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #15553

    On a side note, I think Custom Menu is supported in the theme right from the initial version 1.0. Check out WP Admin > Appearance > Menus.

    eeblogger

    #15554

    Thanks, Ken and Syahir, for your guidance so far. I’m looking closely at this. Ken, I have added my URL to my profile, so please take a look and let me know if I can reasonably expect that an upgrade to 1.4.1 will retain what I have there. I didn’t change the theme’s code at any stage.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #15555

    Well, the appearance will be somewhat different, but I don’t see anything that you should expect to lose. If you didn’t edit any of the theme’s core files, the only difficulty that might arise would be a plugin being incompatible with the new theme, but you run a pretty lean blog, so I don’t see much of a problem.

    Go ahead and update. If you don’t like what happens, you can always go back to an older version.

    Ken

    eeblogger

    #15556

    Thank you, Ken. Yes, hopefully, there will be other plugins to replace any that might not be compatible. I appreciate your observations. It might be a while yet before I update, but I’ll be in touch once I have done so.

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