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WordPress Mandigo Theme: Unable To Remove A Excluded Page From Header Navigation

A WordPress site I recently helped develop had an issue related to the header navigation. From a previous request certain pages had been excluded from the header navigation which can be completed in the Mandigo Theme Options section. In Mandigo you can simply check any page to exclude it from the header navigation. Typically if you want to simply add it back to the navigation you remove the check and the page will show in the header navigation in the order in which you have configured it to display using the Order Attribute. In this particular case when I attempted to remove the check and then click the Mandigo Update Options button it appeared to be successful but then the check would still exist in check box I had just removed it from. Below I describe the issue, how I realized what the conflict was, and how to resolve the problem.

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How To Change The Time In A Jeep Grand Cherokee With Navigation

I was on a trip with my little sister this week in her 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee that has a navigation system in it. The clock was an hour ahead so I offered to figure out how to set the clock to the proper time. I was a little confused when I looked into the settings of the clock via the navigation system menu it seemed as though it should be pulling the time from GPS. So I decided to make the clock correct I would switch the displayed clock to user input and adjust it from the time being provided by the GPS system. Below are directions on how to change the time and set to user input.

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WordPress Mandigo Theme: Modify The Order Of The Header Navigation Menu

One of my favorite themes for WordPress is the Mandigo theme provided by a great developer named Tom from OneHertz.com. The theme is highly customizable and provides ways to customize things outside of the core files so when you upgrade you are not required to make all the modifications over again. I suggest anyone looking for a 2 or 3 column WordPress theme to check this out. One thing I like to do after installing the Mandigo theme is to modify the order of the header navigation. The header navigation links are dynamically generated from top level pages you have created. Below are brief instructions on how to make sure the order of the header navigation menu is in the order you want them to be in as well as a brief description of the code that allows this to happen.

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Remove the Blank Toolbar from my FireFox Browser Window

If you use the Google Toolbar like I do then that is where you store access to all of your bookmarks. The FireFox web browser is set up by default to provide a bookmarks toolbar which if it is not used then its a waste of space. Initially it looks like the bookmarks toolbar is just part of the FireFox design however by simply unchecking the Bookmarks Toolbar as shown below in the image you gain more room for the display of web pages.

FireFox Bookmarks Toolbar Option