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

  1. perthmetro
    Posted 6 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
    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 :)


  2. elfin

    Posted 6 years ago #

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

  3. Mark / t31os

    Posted 6 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. perthmetro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    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

    Posted 6 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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