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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 Website Field For Comment Posting on WordPress Using Mandingo Theme

In an attempt to promote as much community as possible I would suggest removing the Website field for when people post comments to your WordPress blog. In this scenario below the Mandingo Theme is being used however it is just as easy to remove the Website field from the default field as well. If people still want to post their web site when making a comment they can do so in the body of the comment.

If you are using the Mandingo Theme then you will need to modify two files but if using the default WordPress Theme you should only need to modify one file. The lines to remove should be the same or very similar no matter what Theme you are using.

In Mandingo follow the below directions to remove the Website field from the comments form when people are not logged in.

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How To Create A WordPress Page That Lists All Of Your Tags

While working on this site I decided to not only have a tag cloud widget but also build out a page that included nothing but a list of all the tags marked for each article. This way someone could click on the tag page I wanted to list all the tags in alphabetical order and look for a specific tag. The WordPress documentation page is awesome so it was fairly easy to find though I had to search the documentation rather than typing in my question on a search engine and locating the answer quickly.