I recently started working with a client who has over 400 pages on their WP site (yes, pages, not posts). Their menu needs to be redone, so I decided to go the ‘custom menus’ route. However, not more than a third of the pages are available to select from the ‘Pages’ meta box on the Menus page. And ‘search’ does not seem to work (typing in the page title, even of pages that do show in the box, results in ‘No results found’ message.
In short, some of the pages I need to add to the menu are not available for me to select. What’s up with this? And how do I solve it?
Also, if I select on-site pages as ‘custom links’, will WP still add classes to the links to indicate they are ‘current page’ or ‘current page ancestor’?
Chip – Thanks, but I’m not attempting to put all 400 pages on the global menu: just the top 2 levels (9 on top level, with 4-8 each on child level). But some of those pages aren’t available to me in the ‘Pages’ metabox to select for the menu. Worse, the ‘search’ function returns ‘no results found’ even for pages that I can see in the box.
What might be cause the lack of full page listing or search dis-function?