How to rename, “Home” tab on the top navigation of your WordPress blog if you use Twenty Ten theme.
How to edit the label of “Home” menu with another words, without editing functions.php.
I have posted two videos, how to change your WordPress home page to welcome your visitors with your custom welcome text – no blog posts in the front.
I have also received an email a few days ago from one of my readers that he had a problem to change the text “Home” menu tab to something else because of an error.
This error was caused by editing functions.php incorrectly. Functions.php is known to be a “sensitive” theme file in WordPress. If you are curious how to do this with functions.php, see this WordPress thread.
We can actually fix it in our cPanel or web server, but for WordPress beginner fellows, this case is scary, and can make them panic.
So today, we will rename home wording in Twenty Ten home menu tab on the top navigation bar.
This tutorial will not use functions.php file, but directly in Custom Menu option which is available in WordPress 3.0.1 or 3+.
Here are the steps
1. In dashboard page, go to Appearance → Menus.
Appearance → Menus
2. Create a custom menu by typing a menu name in “Menu Name” input box. In this tutorial I use “My menu tab”. Click “Save Menu” button. (see image)
Type in Menu Name → Create Menu.
3. Next, in the left sidebar, there is “Pages” Menu option, very important: click “View All” tab.
Here, you should see the “Home” page is listed.
Add some or all pages that you want to display on your site, by ticking the pages name or hit “Select All” button, and click “Add to Menu” button.
Pages → View All → Select/Select All → Add to Menu.
4. You should see the lists of your pages under your newly custom menu, which is called, “My menu tab”. Arrange the page order as you like, see myWordPress 3 drop down menu and WordPress change home page posts for reference to create a drop down menu and a welcome static page.
The list of the pages (step 3) should be displayed under your custom menu.
5. Next, focus on “Home” tab, click the down arrow in the corner (see image below) and edit:
Navigation Label: The wording you want to have, in this tutorial, I use: www.blog.web6.org.
Title Attribute: Any text you like, but usually short description, I use: Free WordPress tutorial. This word will show when visitors hover the tab.
When you’re ready, click “Save Menu”.
Change: Navigation Label and Title Attribute.
5. Last step: the first list under Custom menu title, there is “Theme Locations” choose our new custom menu (My menu tab) in pull down menu as the primary navigation. Click “Save”.
In newer version, you can assign the menu location directly under your “Menu Settings”
Primary Navigation → drop down → choose your custom menu, Save.
Refresh your blog, you should see the change of your menu bar.