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Wordpress Help Please

  1. Ritsos profile image65
    Ritsosposted 6 years ago

    Decided today to rethink my writing strategy (more of that later). I have now set up my own article site. I did consider doing a few niche ones but my interests tend to be pretty eclectic so I'm keeping them on one site.

    I've succesfully installed the twenty ten theme but there are two things I'm struggling with.

    Currently, the main menu only has 'home' and I can't see where to add to that (and subcats too)

    Secondly and importantly .... how do I add adsense to it .. once again .. nothing obvious that I can see.

    Any pointers appreciated

    thanks

    1. recommend1 profile image67
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      go to 'pages' and add a page - it will automatically add itself to the menu bar.

      I am also interested in how to add adsense when someone else chips in.

      1. Ritsos profile image65
        Ritsosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        thanks ... have done that ok .. any idea how to do submenus of those pages ?

        ta

        1. rmr profile image88
          rmrposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          From your dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes > Menus

          You should be able to drag and drop your tabs where you want them.

        2. EmpressFelicity profile image78
          EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Create a new page, save it and then go to Quick Edit for that page.  The Parent drop-down menu will let you make one of the other pages its parent, rather than the home page.

          1. recommend1 profile image67
            recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Yes - you will have to have another page for it to be the parent or child of - of course.  I would second the Empress' suggestion to use Google, it is easier to find things in the Wordpress codex through Google than through the codex own search tool !

            1. EmpressFelicity profile image78
              EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              It wasn't me who suggested Google, it was Spacey but I agree - even though Google SERPs ain't as good as they used to be, you can still find some great Wordpress resources using Google!

              1. recommend1 profile image67
                recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Sorry Spacey - just too lazy to scroll up to see who it was and guessed smile

                Hot weather rolling in here at last - back to long hot lazy days, eating outside and cold beer - yay !

    2. Zac Kenni profile image58
      Zac Kenniposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      regarding your adsense setup, make sure to check this link: http://www.google.com/adsense/support/b … swer=17954

  2. EmpressFelicity profile image78
    EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

    I can help you with the Adsense part straight away - you need to download a plugin.

    I use the Adsense Optimizer plugin which lets you specify where on a page the ad(s) go, how big they are and how much text has to be in place before the ads will appear (useful).  You need to use the custom rather than the beginner's setting for this, but it's not hard.

    1. recommend1 profile image67
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I seem to recall that Amazon comes the same way ???   and somewhere else where all these codes can be put into the header at the same time with a all in one plugin,   but I have yet to investigate.

  3. recommend1 profile image67
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    As a general bit of advice - if I were doing it all again - I would start with the 'how to do it all' in the pull down help pages (tab on top right) and read all of it as I did it.

  4. Spacey Gracey profile image62
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    Just a general bit of advice - I taught myself Wordpress from scratch about 3 months ago using only the power of google. Everytime I needed to know anything I just Googled it - there was always an answer eventually because so many people use Wordpress.

    Good luck.

    1. Ritsos profile image65
      Ritsosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      you used google !!! Traitor ;-) lol

    2. dingdondingdon profile image60
      dingdondingdonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, fortunately there are a lot of helpful blogs dedicated to explaining the ways you can tweak and customize your Wordpress. I've made use of some of them quite a few times just for good tips.

  5. Ritsos profile image65
    Ritsosposted 6 years ago

    Thanks all .. have figured out the menu now and a couple of other bits. Have decided to hold off adsense for a short while as I'm going to transfer some of my hubs to it so need them to de-index really before I add adsense as I suspect that is against their T&Cs

  6. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Missed this posting earlier. try this link http://www.blog.web6.org/how-to-add-ads … s-sidebar/ Mark Knowles very kindly sent it to me earlier. Same wordpress theme 2010.

    1. recommend1 profile image67
      recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How is your back today Izzy ?

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Sore and stiff and I'm stir crazy - need to get out a bit more, but can't yet.
        Thanks for asking. It is improved on the other day, but not back to normal yet.

        1. recommend1 profile image67
          recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I am sure it will get steadily better as long as you don't do anything to jar it up again  -  so keep your mind off that cute window cleaner guy !!!!!!!!!

          1. IzzyM profile image88
            IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Actually the cute male nurse I saw in the hospital the other day did it for me!
            OK obviously their rules are different to ours, cute female nurses with long hair and jewellery who sashayed as they walked, but the young male nurses - wow! - who cares if they had long hair!! Gorgeous!
            Anyway, I just sat in my wheelchair and gawped...as you do at my age!

            1. recommend1 profile image67
              recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Yep - you go in to hospital with a simple bad back and come out with blood pressure issues big_smile

              I never understood the blindness of sending the cutest nurse to take my blood pressure and then telling me it was a bit high !

              1. IzzyM profile image88
                IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                On a similar theme, I've never understood why Spanish hospitals don't check blood pressure routinely.
                So, on my visit the other day they asked if I was allergic to any drugs.
                No.
                Have you any medical history we should know about?
                yes I have a broken back which you put back together again and I have hypertension.
                They still didn't check it!

                1. recommend1 profile image67
                  recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Maybe you looked too healthy, apart from being bent as a hairpin !

                  My daughter reports from her short stay in UK hospital an unbelievably long series of varous different doctor visits, a bitch queen nurse making everyones life difficult and a total failure to actually do anything - especially NOT getting an ultrsound of some internal problem that might have indicated what 'bit' was swollen and painful. 

                  I compare this to my doc here in China who chats it all through and if I ask for anything from a simple ultrasound to a full body scan I get it, on the spot.  The hospital is crowded, none of the stainless steel chromium gitz that fails to prevent super-bugs, friendly docs and nurses and instant service.

                  1. IzzyM profile image88
                    IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I think Spain have been taking lessons form the UK. Honestly it's queue for everything now. When I was a young nurse, presenting with a lump got you an immediate hospital referral. Quick biopsy and they knew what they were dealing with. Now there is a waiting list to go on the waiting list for a biopsy. And yes people are dying.
                    Heard of a young lad who had a lump on his testicle. Being a typical shy young lad he was late visiting his GP, but then he waited 6 months for a biopsy which proved positive but they couldn't treat him because it was advanced cancer. Died aged barely 17!
                    Some things need immediate investigation and that was one of them.
                    Yeah sorry for the hi-jack.

  7. recommend1 profile image67
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    And I hope nobody minds us chat-jacking this thread while we wait for Ritso to come back with his next question ?

 
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