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How to Add a Menu to Thesis 2.0

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In this session we demonstrate how to add a menu to Thesis 2.0. We create a new menu using the WordPress menu system in Appearance and Menus. Then we show how to choose this menu for the template being used in the Thesis 2.0 skin editor.

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Member: Yeah, I had a simple question, Rick. My site, which I have built in 1.8.5 which I just wanted to bring it up and… so I had the theme of two and I just got the homepage. I didn’t get anything else. I know it’s not yet perfect, the site, by any stretch of imagination but I was wanting to bring it up to… like on to Thesis 2.

Rick: Well, why don’t you go activate Thesis 2 right now?

Member: Okay so…

Rick: I’m going to make you the presenter so we can watch over your shoulder here.

Member: When ready, show my screen… okay. Right, so if I go to Appearance and Themes and available themes is… so that’s what I want to activate, yeah?

Rick: Yeah.

Member: So activate and that visit site.

Rick: Well, go to Thesis first, actually.

Member: Sorry, go to…

Rick: Go back to your dashboard.

Member: Yeah and go to Thesis, yeah?

Rick: Yeah. Now it looked to me like you were using the Thesis nav menu on jillybunting so you will need to create a menu in WordPress for this. Maybe we should do that first actually. Go to Appearance and Menus there.

Member: Yeah.

Rick: Okay, I’ve lost you here, hang on. Okay, here we go. So well you’ve got a menu that you’ve called Home and About so add some pages to that down below. Just click… yeah, homepage, what can I do and jillybunting. Try out those, add to menu, save the menu.

Member: Save the menu? Where is save?

Rick: Far right hand side, big blue button.

Member: On the left?

Rick: On the right. No, on the right. It says save menu.

Member: Alright, okay. Yeah.

Rick: Thesis 2 doesn’t have theme locations so you’re going to create… you’re just going to now go back to the… click on Thesis and go to the skin editor.

Member: Yeah.

Rick: Okay, see the blue thing that says nav menu there? Click on that little gear, click the gear and then choose your menu.

Member: So Home and About?

Rick: Yeah. Go ahead and close it. Save the template and then right click on view your site and open it in a new tab so we can step back and forth. But I think you’re going to find it’s been upgraded.

Member: Well done then, man.

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