My Retirement Blog

I’ve had a busy evening setting up a blog about my retirement. I wanted a title that was clever, witty – and the sort of title that Stephen Fry would come up with in one of his more manic phases.   So I came up with  …..  “My Retirement Blog”.

I have a slight problem. I have tried to find a widget to form a link from this, my gardening blog, to my retirement one. If there is anybody out there who knows how to do this in WordPress please could you tell me in layman’s language?

In the meantime – if you are interested you can just click on this link.

It’s getting late. Goodnight.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. digginwivdebb
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 00:34:50

    Ask the question in the WordPress forum. They helped me out brilliantly. X

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  2. Dancing on a Blade of Grass
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 00:57:37

    I’m not sure of the proper way to do this. Why not add a page and post an image there with a link to your new blog underneath?

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  3. Katie Glenn
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 01:32:11

    You could post a picture/image with a link on your sidebar. That’s how I have my “category” pictures setup on the side of my blog.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Nov 07, 2012 @ 08:24:07

      Hi Katie. Thank you for the tip. I’ll sit down and have a go at sorting this out later in the day. Have to pop over to the allotment for an hour shortly for our Wednesday morning tea with the other volunteers and allotment holders.

      Reply

  4. narf77
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 04:19:37

    I can help! Well…Steve can when he gets out of bed in a couple of hours Jean…I know that you are an hour behind us so that might just work. I will get him to splain to you in simple laymans terms (like he has to with me 😉 ) how to go about setting up a link like Katie said in the side bar. We are on the case (albeit a little bit slowly because Steve is still snoring in bed 😉 ).

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Nov 07, 2012 @ 08:26:46

      Hi Fran. Many thanks for the help. I see that your “IT Department” is still in bed. But heavens, I’ve just seen the time on your comment. No wonder he is still snoozing/snoring. It’s just folk like you and me who can’t wait to get up and see what happened overnight out there in the big wide world web.

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  5. narf77
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 11:07:37

    After consulting my tech genius and testing that his genius actually works ;)…here you go!

    Go to your dashboard of your allotment blog
    Check down the left hand side panel till you see Appearance and click on it
    Next click on Widgets
    Hunt through till you find the Custom Menu widget and drag it over and drop it into the Sidebar box under the dropdown “Links” box.
    Once it is visible clicke “Create some”
    This will open another page called “Menus”.
    Read the info under the “Create Menu” button if you like and when you are ready click “Create Menu”
    Next to Menu Name you enter in what you want to call your menu item and isn’t visible to anyone else. It’s for catagorising all of your menu items should you want to use lots of them
    After you have entered what you want to call your Menu Name, click the blue “Create Menu” button
    The rest of the “Menus” page will now be accessible
    Where it says “Theme Locations” click the drop down button under the header “Primary Navigation” and click the Menu Name that you just entered and click the blue “Save” button.
    Next you want to head down to “Custom Links under this which is where you want to put the URL for your new blog after the http://
    Directly under where you entered your URL where it says “Label” is where you type in your Blog Name i.e. “Retirement Blog”
    You then click the “Add to Menu” button in the Custom links box.
    After clicking this button you click The lower of the two “Save Menu” blue buttons on the right hand side of the screen.
    You will now see the widget displayed somewhere at the top of the screen on your Allotment blog which when clicked will take you to your retirement blog. You can do the same thing on your retirement blog to link back to your allotment page.
    Steve says no need to thank him…his job here is done! (Back to bed for Steve 😉 )

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Nov 07, 2012 @ 16:30:13

      Attention Steve, IT Dept. Cannot thank you enough for your detailed IT instructions received today. It’s priceless. So easy to read and work my way through step by step. My star sign is Virgo and we love all that. So once again many thanks. I cannot do it from up here in Queensland so I trust that Fran is treating you real good today.

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      • narf77
        Nov 07, 2012 @ 16:55:06

        Cheers from Steve Jean…he is getting home made lasagne and chips for his tea tonight which makes him a happy camper so I figure you are square ;). Steve is an aquarius so he likes to help people whenever he can :). Glad you were able to sort it out and looking forwards to seeing the new widget on your blogs :). Steve just put our other blog on the serendipity farm header (not that we use it now).

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