I lost the link to my posts. Originally, when I went to "all pages" one would show up as "posts." Therefore it would show up in the menu bar. I think when I set up my site, I wanted to change the posts page to show up as "articles" or "news" instead of "home" in the menu bar. But when I tried to change that I must have screwed something up in the code, or deleted that page or link or something? "Posts" no longer shows up in my list of pages.

My theme is set so that the front page or landing page is the "latest post." So if you go to my site, yes, the latest post is there. However, if you click on any other page on the site, there is no way - in the menu bar- to get back to the posts. I would like a drop down menu of the posts to be there. I did put a widget in the side bar that lists the latest posts but I would like it in the menu bar as well. Did I do something wrong? Can I get it back?

Thank you Thank you!

  • Is it possible it's simply been deleted?
    – Tom J Nowell
    Sep 6, 2017 at 2:29
  • Yes, I could have been deleted. But I just found out the trash sits for 3 months before permanently disappearing. Of course it has been longer. :( Ideas?
    – Jessie
    Sep 6, 2017 at 12:12

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I'd check/adjust the Menu (under Appearance, Menu; also usually within Appearance, Customize).

Create a menu if not already there. Then add a "Custom Link" to the menu. The URL is your home page, the Link Text is something like "Home". Drag that menu item to the spot on the menu (the vertical list of all the menu items).

Once you save the Menu, use the "Manage Locations" tab to assign it to the menu area the theme uses.

Add additional menu items as needed.

  • I will give this a try. I have done something similar but may not have taken it to the final - and defining step. Thanks.
    – Jessie
    Sep 6, 2017 at 12:14
  • Success! Great step by step simple instructions, Rick. Thanks! When at first I could not see what you were saying I should see, I had a hunch and tried opening the site in Safari instead of Chrome which I had been using. Suddenly new editing features appeared! I had not been able to open all the drop down menus like projects and testimonials - only pages. Now I can open them all. I could not see "add a custom link" till I opened in Safari. AND most importantly, I did not see that you could have more than 2 menus! It was like WP had not updated in Chrome?
    – Jessie
    Sep 6, 2017 at 12:50
  • Adding the new menu brought back the HOME page and it picked up all the posts! Thank you so much, Rick! Any idea why that happened in Chrome?
    – Jessie
    Sep 6, 2017 at 12:52
  • I am almost afraid to ask - Can HOME be renamed POSTS? or NEWS AND ARTICLES? without losing it again?
    – Jessie
    Sep 6, 2017 at 12:54
  • You can call it anything you want. Just put whatever in the "Link Text" field of that menu item. You can change the displayed text for any menu item the same way. You can also have multiple menus, depending on your theme. The "Manage Locations" tab will show you menu location choices. Changing themes may require re-specifying the menu to use. But if you change back to the original theme, the menu choice you used there should be restored. Sep 6, 2017 at 18:11

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