I can see your
Coronavirus Update page linked under
About Us > Coronavirus in the menu.
Coronavirus menu item is a custom link (set to
#), it is not possible to make it a sub-item of that. It (
Coronavirus) would need to be a page itself to have a child page (
Does that make sense?
- This reply was modified 4 days, 8 hours ago by Tim. Reason: Added clarity
Yes, I worked out a solution. I created an empty page called “Coronavirus” so that I was able to make it a parent of “Coronavirus update” therefore creating the url that I wanted.
I did not add the “Coronavirus” page to the menu, instead I just added a custom link called “Coronavirus” so that people would not end up clicking on it and ending up on an empty page.
So now the url is what I want and the Coronavirus link on the menu on the front end just points users to the sub menu items, which is what I wanted to do.
Hopefully this solution may be of use to others. 🙂
Just a further question on this, is creating blank pages in this way bad practice? Should I be using posts with categories instead? I thought that posts were more for blogs than static content for websites….
No problem. The way that I personally do it on my site, if I need to do this, is I just add a bullet point list to the parent page. This way, if anyone does happen to land on it, they can navigate to one of the pages with content. You don’t have to do that – but I think of it as a fairly good safety net.
So if you visit the page (for example
Coronavirus) you would just see:
- Coronavirus Update
- Our Supporters
Posts are indeed more aimed at blogs, so I would stick with Pages for your specific site – which do not natively have categories.
Hope this helps. Please drop a reply if you have any other questions – we are all here to help. 🙂