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    Red face Navigation Bar - by Categories

    Dan: If you have already covered this I could not find it.

    I saw an earlier post where you can modify the navigation
    bar to do a drop down menu. That is half of what I want.

    The second half, can the menu be by category? I would
    like to put my category names across the navigation bar,
    and then have the drop down menu actually open up the
    articles for that category.

    If you use the "Category" widget for the sidebar, it does
    exactly this. I would just prefer to have that same function
    incorporated into the drop-down navigation bar?

    Do I have a chance at this? Or am I asking for the moon?

    Thanks, Dan.

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    I don't know of a way to automatically add articles to a drop down menu, you could probably add them as a link and do it manually for every article.

    Remember article titles are long... they wouldn't look good in a drop down.

    Have you ever seen this done? If so, can you send a link..

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    Dan:

    Thanks for the quick response. My wife just started a blog and
    this is her request. An example of what she wants is found at:

    http://thepioneerwoman.com

    Here, each item on the navigation bar is a category (I believe) and
    when you click on the category you are presented with excerpts from
    recent (or all -- I'm not sure) posts in that category.

    Actually, It is similar to the category widget that comes as a prepackaged
    widget in WordPress.

    My wife's blog (still in progress) is: http://overmybackfence.com

    Look at the widget she titled "Articles by Category." When you
    choose a category and click, it reveals excerpts from all (or recent
    -- not sure which) posts in that category.

    We would like to have that exact function across the navigation bar,
    if possible.

    Thanks for listening and we really LOVE Socrates!

    Bob Bro

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    That's exactly how Socrates works.

    If you goto Socrates > Navigation

    You'll see all your categories on right hand side.. copy those links to your primary navbar and give them a name.

    When clicked they will show excerpts of the posts in the category

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    Dan:

    Thanks so much. I didn't understand that. I thought
    we had to just put in the urls of individual posts on the
    navigation page.

    Thanks so much for the clarification.

    Bob

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