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Dynamic Menu Item

Description

This plugin is meant to help you create “dynamic” menu items. This is ideal for situations where you want to have custom pages that appear at certain times of the year or seasonal pages that need to change out every few months. Requires you use the built in Appearance->Menu to setup your menu links and not simply default the menu to all pages on your site. There are 2 types of dynamic menu items created, each work in conjunction with the other.

Default :: This only requires a starting month to work. What this does is assumes that all items within this section will be displayed without any gaps. These ideal for seasons and will be displayed if there are no other dynamic posts.

Set Dates :: This is ideal for things like holdiays or specials that you may only want to display for a set period of time (e.g., 1 day or a few weeks only, not the whole month). These are displayed first and if none are active, the active Default page of the period is selected instead.

Screenshots

  • How the setup menu appears in the Admin panel
  • An example of the setup menu. *Note: You must have setup the pages prior to this step.

FAQ

What if I don’t set either the Default or Set Dates?

The program will simply ignore those options and you will not see any pages to set dates for. In addition, your menu won’t display anything in the space that would have been for this item.

How do I remove a page from this group?

You can remove a page from consideration in a number of ways: – Change the parent of the page – Set the page to “Draft” – Remvoe any dates or months on the Dynami Menu Item page

Changelog

0.4

*Further refining of the calculations to account for year beginnings

0.3

*Further refined the seasonal calculations so they react better to changing seasons.

0.2

  • Fix seasonal issue where summer wasn’t updating correctly

0.1

  • First release

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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