new editing page sucks-i need help-not all parent pages come up.

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  • #2432416

    siricho
    Member

    Agggghhhhh. It used to be so easy to edit and add info on pages and slot them under parent pages. Now with the new editing platform, not all my pages under parent pages come up, so I can’t file them properly-can anyone help?

    The blog I need help with is mayorsimonrichardson.com.

    #2432546

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there. First, the old interface still exists. Just click on the WP-Admin link on the my Sites page and go to Pages ->All Pages to edit your pages.

    However, it’s much easier to manage parent-and-child pages if you create a custom menu. Also on the WP-Admin dashboard, go to Appearance ->Menus. See this support doc and the tutorial for detailed instructions on using custom menus: http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    #2432703

    nonenmac
    Member

    The problem with using the WP-Admin editor to select parent pages is that if I re-edit the page with the new default editor, the parent-to-subpage pairing get erased, and I may not notice it right away. So I have to remember which parent pages show up in the new editor and which don’t. It’s really a pain. This new editor was a step way back in the wrong direction. Somebody please fix it!

    #2432704

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @nonenmac
    The issue with parent-and-child pages in the new editor is known and staff are working on it, but apparently it’s not a quick-fix.

    However, as I said above, custom menus make it much easier to organise your pages. With a custom menu it’s as simple as dragging-and-dropping the page where you want it, no mucking about with page orders or finding the correct parent page in a drop-down menu. I’ve not used the page attribute section in either the new or the old editor since I learned about custom menus.

    If you need any help with setting up a custom menu, please ask.

    #2432705

    nonenmac
    Member

    @kokkieh
    I do use custom menus for the drop-down menus along the top because the menus don’t seem to work well with deeply nested pages, at least with the theme that I am using. But the custom menu doesn’t affect the sidebar widget that actually shows a “site map” of how the pages are organized. My site it is: http://skaak.org/

    #2432706

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @nonenmac
    I see you’re using the pages widget there. In that case perhaps the All Pages screen will be more practical for your for ordering your pages than the page editors. The All Pages screen lists all your pages, and you can change page order and hierarchy via the Quick Edit function. To reach that page, go to the WP-Admin dashboard and click on Pages ->All Pages: https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/edit-pages-screen/

    You might also want to look at possibly using the Custom Menu widget rather than the pages widget, if you want more directly control over how info in the widget is displayed: https://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/custom-menu-widget/

    On a completely different note, I notice your site is not showing the WordPress.com and theme links in the footer. Please be aware that removing those links are against the Terms of Service and can in fact get your site suspended. This is regardless of upgrade – even VIP and Enterprise sites are required to show that attribution.

    If you added any custom CSS to your site to hide those links, please remove it again to prevent your site from being suspended. If you didn’t do anything to remove it, please let me know as that might point to some other error.

    You can read these links for more information on this:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions – See “May I remove the Admin Bar, credit links such as ‘Blog at WordPress.com’, theme, font, or toolbar links?”
    https://en.wordpress.com/tos/ – See #11

    #2432707

    nonenmac
    Member

    @kokkieh
    Thanks for letting me know about the problem with removing the footer. I put it back in.

    As for the All-Pages screen, that’s how have to edit my pages now to keep them in order. But just going into the new default editor to make a minor change to a page can screw up the page order if that page’s parent is not on the new editor’s short list of pages.

    I think it might be a problem using a custom menu in the sidebar that contains all the pages. As it is now, it’s very difficult to change the menus along the top of the page because each page I add goes to the bottom of the list and I have to drag it up to where I want to put it in the menu, and it auto-scrolls very slowly and inconsistently as try to drag past the top edge of the editor window. If I could just drag the item from the list of pages at the left into where I want it to go in the the menu editor it would be better, but as it is now, it would be a slow and painful process to rebuild the page hierarchy as a new menu.

    #2432708

    kokkieh
    Staff

    but as it is now, it would be a slow and painful process to rebuild the page hierarchy as a new menu.

    I understand. I just thought I’d offer an alternative :)

    As for the new editor I’m afraid I can’t give you any more help at the moment. As I said above, it’s a known issue and they’re working on it, but staff have indicated that they’re unable to give a due date for a fix at this time.

    Also, regarding custom menus:

    each page I add goes to the bottom of the list and I have to drag it up to where I want to put it in the menu

    On the custom menu screen there’s a checkbox you can uncheck so it won’t automatically add new pages to the bottom of the menu. Then you can manually add the page in the position you want it right from the start. I hope that helps with this problem.

    #2432709

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Thanks for letting me know about the problem with removing the footer. I put it back in.

    You’re welcome, and thanks :)

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