Where Do I Find Navigation Buttons and How Do I Get Them to Show Up?

  • laurakaz


    Hi – first, let me say that I am NOT tech-savvy, so please don’t assume I understand any computer jargon… Only the “Home” button is showing up on my site (because it’s the default setting). I need five more buttons for my pages; I need to know where do I get them, how do I name them, and how do I get them to show up? I attempted the same with a different theme and had no luck. Please, any help you can give me would be awesome!! Thanks 🙂


    Kenneth John Odle


    WordPress will automatically add pages in alphabetical order to your menus as you create them. However, to control which pages appear in your menus, what order they appear in, and which ones show up in drop-downs, you will need to use a custom menu.

    I’ve written a tutorial that is non-technical (mostly). You can see it here:


    Keep in mind that custom menus changed a bit in WordPress 3.6, so if you are using 3.6, things will not look exactly like you see in the screen shots, but it will be close enough. If you have difficulties, let us know.

    If you are still using an older version of WordPress, everything should be the same. (I really need to update that tutorial a bit, I think.)



    Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! I read your post; looks great, but, unfortunately, it did not help me. I did the following:

    1. Created a menu

    2. Did not see a series of boxes, so I pulled down the Screen Options and ticked all the little boxes

    And that’s where the fun ended. When I clicked on “Pages” (I’m still not sure how that would make the Navigation Buttons appear, but okay), it said “No items”, even though I have built 7 pages.

    I am using WordPress 3.6. I still only see the “Home” button.

    I could really use your help on this, as I’m using this as my business website and I really like Graphene a lot. Any ideas?

    Thanks a bunch –



    Kenneth John Odle


    Link to site?

    Which versions of Graphene and WordPress are you using?



    lrb strategiesI’m still working on the site; it hasn’t been published yet. But the homepage is . I am using Graphene 1.9.1 and WordPress 3.6.

    Sorry, I’ve built two websites before, but used the hosts’ website builders. I’ve never used WordPress before and I disagree with everyone who says it’s “so easy”. Maybe it’s easy if you know what you’re doing, but for someone like me, who knows nothing? It assumes a lot.

    Thanks again –



    Kenneth John Odle


    I don’t see any pages or posts on your site. Are you sure you have published those pages, or are they still in draft form? If they’re published, can you provide a link to one of them?

    I disagree with everyone who says it’s “so easy”.

    WordPress is incredibly easy if you just want to use it out of the box to publish on the web without making any modifications. If you want to change something, there is definitely a learning curve. So, yes, I definitely agree with you on this one. Fortunately, WordPress is used by a large number of people, so there are good sources of help and tutorials out there. You just gotta know where to find them!

    The downside is that WordPress is updated fairly often, so you’ve got to keep up with those changes.

    I think once you get the hang of using WordPress, you’ll really like its capabilities and extensibility. The website builder most hosts provide is extremely limited in comparison.



    Hi –

    As I said, I have not published my site yet. I have not wanted to since it isn’t ready, but I will do that right now for you.



    Okay, I got it. No one ever told me that the Navigation buttons magically show up when you publish your page. You have no idea what kind of time and grief that issue has caused me! Grrr. Now, if I could just figure out how to get rid of the “leave a reply” message box at the bottom of one my pages, it would be perfect!



    Pages –> Quick edit a page and uncheck Allow comments. Update page.



    You can also completely disable comments for pages. Check Graphene Options.

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