As promised some aids, if you’re experiencing problems with your Cutline installation, both 2 or 3 column version. Most problems returning in the comments have already been addressed by Chris in older entries, but let’s recap the most common questions in the comments.
My Archives Don’t Work
This problem has been addressed by Chris in 2 different entries.
1. Creating About And Archives Pages.
To make sure your archives work, you’ll first have to make sure you have an archives page. Creating this page is simple. Follow these steps (Copy&Paste from Chris’s entry)
- Log into your WP Administration panel and click on the Presentation link.
- Assuming you have the Cutline theme activated, you’ll notice a link in the sub-navigation menu called Cutline Options.
- On the Cutline Options page, simply check the box next to “Enable the Cutline Archives Page.”
- Click the Update Options button to create the Archives page.
- In order to ensure that your new Archives page gets published properly, you’ll need to click on the Manage link in the main navigation menu.
- Once there, click on Pages in the sub-navigation menu.
- One of your pages will contain the text “Archives” in the Title field – find that page, and then click on the Edit button for that page.
- Locate the Save » button (which resides just beneath the main text entry box), and click it. You’re done!
If you don’t see a page titled Archives in your page manager, write a new page, called Archives, chose the Archives template for this page and use archives as post slug Template and Post Slug can be found in the sidebar of your admin panel).
2. Why My About And Archives Link Don’t Work
If you click both the About and Archives link, and none of them works, although you have created both pages, make sure that you use the permalinks structure for your WP blog. Chris explains everything in this entry.
The Sitemap Doesn’t Work
If you click in the footer the link to the sitemap and this leads you to a 404 page, you might not have created a Sitemap for your site yet. Again create/write a new page. Call this page Sitemap and use as template Sitemap. The post slug should be sitemap too, exactly as we did with the archives page.
Change The Header Navigation Links To Display Your Pages
If you want to change the standard Cutline header navigation links (Front Page, Archives, About) in to a horizontal list of your pages, replace the line 35 – 36 in header.php
<li><a <?php if (is_archive() || is_page('archives')) echo('class="current" '); ?>href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/archives/">archives</a></li>
<li><a <?php if (is_page('about')) echo('class="current" '); ?>href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/about/">about</a></li>
<?php wp_list_pages('sort_column=menu_order&depth=1&title_li='); ?>1
So far Cutline Problems, Question & Answers Round 1, more to come over the next days.
And yes, I’ll install forums for the community too. 🙂
1This will display links to all first level pages, not to subpages.