Tag Archives: navigation

WordPress Plugin: Breadcrumb NavXT

This article is for the installation and usage of the Breadcrumb NavXT Plugin. This Plugin enables the user to see a “Breadcrumb”, or trail of pages visited, as they navigate your site.

This would be useful if there were a lot of pages or other navigation on your site. The user could go right back to a certain place instead of aimlessly using the back button.

Installing The Plugin

You will need to install this Plugin before you can use it. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Download the file.
  2. Extract the zip file into your WordPress plugins folder.
  3. Enable the plugin at wp-admin/plugins.
  4. Modify your Theme to include the code where you want the breadcrumb to appear.

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WordPress Words: Menus

Navigation Menu is a theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for introducing customised navigation menus into a Theme.
WordPress Codex

The WordPress Menu helps you to design your own menu such as: Adding Pages to your menu; specifying Custom Links when you would like to link directly to another site. You can even add Category Pages that creates a filtered blog feed displaying only the posts from a category that you designate. Continue reading WordPress Words: Menus

Taxonomy: Tags in WordPress

Do you know how to use tags properly when making a post? Tags are easy to use and a very powerful tool. They pick out topics that pertain to the post they correspond with and guide your readers to related topics. They are not, however, to be used like categories, which are similar in definition but are used much differently. Tags are your site’s index words. Categories are the table of contents.

How would you handle your posts if you had a blog about, lets say running marathons. At the very least you would have three categories…training, stories, and community. Within these three categories you could easily separate advice you have to give from the stories from past marathons and still have a space to post about what’s happening in the running community. Continue reading Taxonomy: Tags in WordPress