Adding SmugMug site links to your WordPress.com Blog’s Navigation Menu
This tutorial is the second of a 2 part series and builds on How-to add a SmugMug website link to your wordpress.com navigation menu in Part 1. Be sure to check part one if you are having problems understanding the following tutorial.
By now, you should understand how to add a basic link to your Top Navigation Menu. Adding child-links to a sub-menu requires only one extra step and adding “grand” child links is an extra one or two simple steps. However, not all links to your SmugMug website will give you the results you might expect. So we’ll go over WordPress’s compatibility with transitioning to the features of SmugMug.
Let’s start with links to a sub-menu.
Go ahead and add all the links you want in your menu exactly as explained in Part 1. After deciding which links you want as the primary menu links, drag and drop the other child links until they are nested (with an indention) under the chosen primary links.
While you are in the Menus option, you might also consider setting the target of your SmugMug links to open in a new tab. If you don’t see the target option in the link editor, scroll up to the screen options tab and check off the link target along with any other options you would like to edit.
Adding a Static Link is also a snap. You would use these to differentiate another set of sub links. You can see it in action under My SmugMug >> SmugMug Feeds in my top navigation menu. Instead of a url, insert a “#” instead.
Below is a screencast of the above steps. I’m playing around with different software right now so this is a beginner’s best effort at screencasting. I apologize if it’s a bit “shaky”!
As far as linking to different SmugMug pages, you can easily link to the following:
- lightbox photos and videos
- Flash Slideshow
- Batch Buy / Shopping Cart
Most of your feeds are also linkable. However, a KML feed link will initialize a file download to the computer. Instead, you may want to link to the SmugMug Map View.
- How-To: Adding a SmugMug Site Link to a WordPress Menu (Part 1) (smugmughugs.wordpress.com)
- How-To: SmugMug RSS Photo Widget in WordPress.com Blogs (smugmughugs.wordpress.com)
- Smugmug Videos using oEmbed on WordPress.com Blogs (smugmughugs.wordpress.com)
- WordPress.com Custom Links Support Documentation (support.wordpress.com/menus)
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