Customizing the order of your Pages links via ePanel

If you are using the default navigation bars (and not the Appearances > Menu system) then you can order the Pages links in your navbar using the “order” parameter in the “Pages” tab of wp-admin. Log in to the WordPress dashboard and click on the Pages > Pages link. This will show you a list of all of the pages that you have created. Click “Quick Edit” for each page and adjust the “order” field. You can enter any number into this field. The lower of which will be displayed first in your menu. After you have customized your order, the next step...

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Adding thumbnails using custom fields

Whenever you make a new post you will need to add a custom field. Scroll down below the text editor and click on the “custom fields” link. In the “Name” section, input “Thumbnail” (this is case sensitive). In the “Value” area, input the url to your thumbnail image. Your image will automatically be resized and cropped. The image must be hosted on your domain. (this is to protect against bandwidth left) If you do not see a Custom Fields section, be sure that Custom Fields have been enabled from within the Screen Options link when editing your...

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Your thumbnails are appearing twice on post page?

This usually occurs when you both add the thumbnail image to your post and add it as your thumbnail. If you have added a particular image as your thumbnail using either the Thumbnail Custom Field method or the native WordPress Featured Image Method, then you probably don’t need to add it to your post content at all. Simply remove the image from your post to avoid the duplication. Sometimes, however, you will want to have the thumbnail image in the post. The most common reason for this is because you want to display the image at a certain (larger) size than the thumbnail will allow. In...

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Using the native thumbnail feature of WordPress

Another way to add thumbnail images to your post is to use the native thumbnail feature that comes with WordPress. This is referred to as the “Featured Image” method. When you write/edit your post, you will notice a “Featured Image” link to the right of the text editor. Clicking this link will launch a popup that will allow you to upload and select a thumbnail image for your post. If you are having trouble using the alternate “custom field” method for uploading your images, then using this method may be a better solution for you. This method is known to...

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Thumbnails are not being displayed at the correct size?

If you are using the native WordPress thumbnail feature, then your thumbnails will often appear at the wrong size when switching between themes. In this case, you will need to regenerate your thumbnail images each time you change themes. You can do this using the following plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ «Back to Fact Base

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Using the Menu system

Use the Appearances > Menu system for optimum customization ability In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to use the word press Menu system to create a completely custom navigation bar by default when you activate the TXT World theme, all of your pages and all your categories are going to be played in the navigation bar by default. Let’s say you want to remove some of these links and put them in a custom order add drop down menus or even add links to outside url’s. All of that is possible using the menu system. [hana-flv-player...

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