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How to make a custom menu with posts (NOT pages or categories or links) (5 posts)

  1. Pete
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress has a really cool custom menu feature that allows you to manually insert any number and combination of Pages, Categories and Links... but not Posts. But I've found a way how to get around this...

    1. Convert the Posts you want to put in the custom menu to Pages with this nifty little plugin
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/p2pconverter/
    2. Now that you Posts are Pages you can make them into a custom menu
    3. Convert the Pages back to Posts with the same plugin
    4. Bingo! You now have a custom menu that link to the single Posts!
    5. As an added bonus the Posts title in the menu also automatically updates itself, unlike normal (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/388280?replies=3)

    How cool is that!

    Enjoy :)

    Pete

  2. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Look at the screen options tab on the Menus page - you can add posts as well.

  3. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You don't need any plugins to use posts in the new nav menu system.

    If you don't see posts, as Rich said, check under Screen Options.

  4. Pete
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Doh!
    :)
    Serves myself right for trying to look as if I know what I'm doing! I had NOOO idea about posts as well... that one isn't talked about much.

  5. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hehe... you can blame the devs for moving a load of the options under screen options, it's not obvious unless you've followed the development cycle and know what was there before the changes.

    Not saying it's a bad thing, but unless you know those options exist, then you may not necessarily look there for them.

    NOTE: The additional options are mentioned under the Help button also, but as above, unless you think to look there you may not necessarily realise.

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