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12-11-2010, 11:48 AM
I am trying to add pages to my navigation bar. My home page is http://lawnmowersandequipment.com For example, for lawnmowers I have put http://lawnmowersandequipment.com/lawnmowers in the navigtion control panel, but when I click on the navigation bar - I see a 404 error. I have watched the video http://www.socratestheme.com/downloads/how-to-setup-socrates-navigation-panels as far as I can see, I have followed the video correctly, I am new to using Wordpress and Socrates, your help would be appreciated.

12-11-2010, 12:51 PM
Are your permalinks set to custom and /%postname%/ and have created the page with that name?

12-11-2010, 01:36 PM
Thank you for your very prompt reply, apologies, I am not very technical, can you take me to a link that explains this process please, or tell me what I have to do, thanking you.

12-11-2010, 04:44 PM
In your dashboard of WordPress go to:


There will be a last option for custom settings, just type in /%postname%/ and then save.

Also when building your links just make sure the name of page is in the link. And if the name is more than 1 word, WP will put in a hyphen.

12-18-2010, 06:22 AM
Thank you for your reply, I have added the permalinks. If you go to http://lawnmowersandequipment.com and click on lawnmowers for example, it takes me to a new page, I cannot find this page in the back office, what do I need to do please?

12-18-2010, 07:45 AM
Is lawnmowers the name of a page or is it a category (I don't see it listed under categories but that might be because there are no posts in the category yet). If it is a category then just make a post in that category and you should see something appear when you hit the link.

12-18-2010, 08:59 AM
How do I make the Home Page and the other subjects on the main navigation bar into catergories please.

12-18-2010, 09:38 AM
You create categories under the Posts section in the WordPress dashboard. After you have them created, make a post under each category (category is selected in the post editor). Then go into the Socrates navigation page. The categories will be shown in the upper right side with whatever pages you have created. Then just drag the pages or categories over into the slot you want them in in the navigation list.