I’m using WordPress as a CMS with the loop displayed on the main page.
My wife posts a new chapter of her book every week as a PAGE (paginated) and then writes a POST with notes and a link to it.
We’re creating a series of links in the header:
I’m using the “next-page-not-next-post” plugin for the next/previous links, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to make a “Newest Chapter” link that dynamically links to the most recent static PAGE.
The site’s still local only for now, but here’s a link to a screenshot for clarification.
Thanks for the help!
something like this might work:
<?php $latest = get_pages('number=1&sort_column=post_date&sort_order=desc'); echo '<a href="' . get_permalink($latest->ID) . '">Newest Chapter</a>'; ?>
It’s grabbing the latest post but still isn’t registering pages.
Thanks though, that gives me somewhere to start – I’ll dig in to get_permalink a bit more.
Then again, reading through wp_get_pages it doesn’t make sense why it’s even pulling posts at all…now I’m really confused.
Ah, got it. It didn’t like the fact that the new page was a sub page. Knowing that, I can get it figured out — Thank you so much for your help!
For anyone interested, here is how I solved the issue (thanks to alchymyth’s code):
<?php $latest = get_pages('number=1&sort_column=menu_order&sort_order=desc'); echo '<a href="' . get_permalink($latest->ID) . '">Newest Chapter</a>'; ?>
No subpages but since she’s postings chapters from a book I just let non-chapter pages default to “order 0” and chapters use a 2 digit number where the first number is the book # and the second is the chapter #;
so book 1 chapter 3 would be #13, chapter 4 is #14, etc. Table of Contents would be 10.
Hope this helps with anyone else trying to publish stories online.
Ok, I’m back.
The code that Alchymyth provided works great unless I use parent/child pages.
Our current setup is like this:
– Series 1
– Book 1
– Book 2
– Series 2
I’ve tried hundreds of variations of wp_list_pages but I don’t understand the code provided in the codex to list children and how to mix it with the code provided by Alchymyth.
Currently I can only get it to list the newest page in a single given parent.
you are right – for some unexplained reason, get_pages() fails in some levels of child pages 🙁
<?php $latest = get_posts('numberposts=1&post_type=page&orderby=post_date&order=desc'); echo '<a href="' . get_permalink($latest->ID) . '">Newest Chapter</a>'; ?>
Damn, that was quick. It worked, thank you yet again for the help. I truly appreciate it.
gee – you are even quicker testing it 😉
thanks for marking this thread as ‘resolved’
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