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i have created a page "services". with many many sub-pages.

i want to turn off the drop down menu. when visitors click on "services" and the page opens up, i want the sub-pages to be listed in the left column.

i am trying to mimic this http://www.creditcardprocessing.com/credit-card-processing/ecommerce-credit-card-processing/

how can i achieve this?

i have tried to unchecked the"Enable Drop Down Navigation?" in the admin, but it has no effect. it still acts as a drop down menu,

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Hi there, it depends which nav bar you're using in order to how you turn off the drop down. In Classic Nav its in Pagelines>Site Options>Header and footer. In the new navbar its in Pagelines>Site Options>Navbar. You can check which nav you're using in the drag and drop page in the header section.

You'll be able to hide the navbar on the page you have the side menu, or possibly deactivate/hide the sub menu using css on that page only.

You have a menu in appearance>widgets that you can use to display the pages in the sidebar. Again you may wish to style this using css as it will only appear as a list of standard text links.

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regarding "You have a menu in appearance>widgets that you can use to display the pages in the sidebar. Again you may wish to style this using css as it will only appear as a list of standard text links."

by the method you suggested the "pages" widget in the sidebar will show all the sections of the website. i just want it to show the sub-pages of the service category. if i want not show other things,i have to exclude so many many sections 1 by 1. there must be a better way. please advise. maybe a paid extension???

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i see a widget called "custom menu". it is user friendly, and i can easily check box the page i want to show. but the issue is. if i add this widget to the primary side bar, it will show on all pages. and this is not good. for example when i am in the products section, which are many sub-pages, i need to show it's sub-pages in the column. and using the method i mentioned, i dont have page by page control. is there another way? to have page by page control?

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is there a way to put the "secondary nav" in a side bar of page?

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Hi,

If you wish to put a menu in the sidebar of your page, you can do so with a widget. If you wish for this menu widget to display only on specific page(s). Then you can use the plugin Widget Logic, which allows you to display widgets on a per post/page basis.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widget-logic/

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thank you . i tried this. but this still does not help me.

i need to be able to control the "custom menu" widget on a page by page basis.

and be able to tell the "custom menu" widget which menu to display, on a page by page basis.

to see what i mean, add the "custom menu" widget to the primary sidebar, and you will see that it gives you an option for to select a menu.

on the open page i would choose menu A, on the services pages i would choose Menu B, ..so on and so forth....

that's what i am trying to achieve.

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Do you already have these multiple custom menus set up?

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yes this worked.

thank you for your help

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Your sub-pages should be children of your Service page. There is this Child Page Navigation plugin in the WordPress repository or you can try out the function in this gist that will display a child page menu for the parent page above the primary sidebar (or you can change the hook to use it where you want).

Hope that helps.

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Hey Ellen, thanks for your suggestions, Eliteqs, let us know if these would work for you.

If they don't and you're unable to find a suitable solution you might want to consider getting a custom section built to do this, in which case feel free to check out our pagelines pros at www.pagelines.com/pros/

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