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ocean

Using WordPress 3.0.1 and Platform Pro latest version Hi - I'll start by saying this isn't a Pagelines/Platform Pro issue. But If anyone has any ideas on it, I'd very much appreciate it. This is my six year old site: http://www.make-website.com/ I want to change this over to WordPress on new hosting. (My new host has set up a temp url for me.) I want to copy the menu structure exactly. It's a drop down menu, but has no Parent category in the URLs of the pages. This is a page on my site that comes under the menu category, 'How do I make a website': http://www.make-website.com/add-content.php When I try to duplicate it with WordPress pages, it puts a Parent category in the URL: http://www.make-website.com/how-do-i-make-a-website/add-content.php I don't want to have the Parent in the URL. (I need to add a .php extension to match the old URLS, but have found a plugin for this.) (I can duplicate it exactly with posts, with permalinks etc, but I want a blog on my new site and don't want to use posts.) Sorry for the long post!

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catrina

You don't have to use any of the posts if you don't want to. Have you considered using the default pages instead? Those pages don't require any sort of category.


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ocean

Thanks Catrina The problem is that once you have sub-pages - the sub-pages receive a parent category in the URL. (I would do redirects to the changed URLS, but I,and other people I know, have had bad experience with losing rank/traffic with 301s in the past.)

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kastelic

Go to Appearance-Menus and create your own custom menu, then set it as the Primary Menu. This will allow you to put any page anywhere in the menu without any parent-child relationships. Remove any instance of "parent page" from the pages you have made.

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ocean

That worked perfectly - thanks so much Jimmy! I'm sure there's lots of people out there trying to convert old HTML sites to WordPress - great to know it can be done so easily.

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