I'm building a very simple theme to use WP as a static site. I've installed Ryan's Simple CMS and set up an editor account, and with the plugin, this user has only the ability to create and modify pages. (Exactly what I want, and it works great.)
I want to make it so that each new page is, by default, the child of a certain top-level page. This page's ID is # 8.
The site will have a top-level page linking to lots of photo galleries, created in individual child pages. The user will be able to create new gallery pages, which will show up in a link list on the gallery parent page. I just don't want the user to have to remember to select the dropdown menu item, just to make it as simple as possible.
I have no clue how to do this, and any help would be appreciated.
This was addressed in the following thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/default-page-parent?replies=9. This is exactly what I want to do. However, this thread is four years old and closed. I attempted this fix anyway, and it did not work. I don't know enough about the back-end to even speculate as to why.
If there are any further specific details I didn't think to add, please ask and I'll do my best to clarify.
Thanks from a rank amateur to all you seasoned pros. I hope to hear back soon.