[resolved] Navigation Problem: getting info outside the LOOP + another request (8 posts)

  1. ELAN42.com
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi... I have 5 problems:

    1) I have to do a menu on the header, so I'm outside the loop, and I have to get the IF of a category/page having it's name.
    The code I'm using is this:
    <?php wp_list_pages('child_of=50&sort_column=menu_order, post_title&title_li='); ?>
    I'd like to use something like get_page_id('MY_PAGE_NAME'); instead of using it's id directly.

    2) Does exist a plugin to reorder the pages number better than the classic reorder_page plugin you found with google? It doesn't support the "recursive" reordering of a page if you have another with the same order, and also it works bad if you use sub-pages that share the same order.

    3) I absolutely need to make a post CATEGORY my frontal page, in the options->reading section of wordpress only pages can be used as "initial page".
    Someone knows a way to make an entire category my frontal page? (my objective is to show the NEWS category as a person enter the blog and "hide" the blog part unless he enters it).

    4) Does exist a way to make a wordpress page a link to another? I'd like to "hide" someway my parent pages, or at least make them link to the first "child" page inside them.

    5) In the permalink section, I succesfully managed to have a fancy permalink structure for pages.
    However, the "optional" part don't works.
    If I use the word "blog" as "Category base" the navigation don't works, like if permalinks don't works.
    But pages work perfectly, so that is not a .htaccess problem...
    What can it be?

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'll attempt to answer several of your questions.
    1. Can't do that with wp_list_pages. You would need to use something like Template_Tags/query_posts to do that.
    3. Create a template for a Page and use a Loop in that template that shows only posts in a certain category. Then make that your static front page.
    4. Can use something like <a href="http://www.sample.com/my-page-i-want-next/">Next »</a>

  3. ELAN42.com
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you for your answers.

    1) I will try.

    3) nice idea.

    4) You are saying that if I do that the page will link automagically to the next one?? Or are you saying to change it's link manually on the menu?

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    4) I'm saying that that link would be place in one page to go to the page with a page slug called 'my-page-i-want-next'.

  5. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    4. There is no prev/next navigatioon for Pages.

  6. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The link can be used as a method to simulate 'Next' but my example should be more clear:

    href="http://www.sample.com/my-page-i-want-next/">My Page I want to link to »</a>

  7. ELAN42.com
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok... 3, 4 and 5 are out ;)

    For the point 1 I suppose I'll have to do a query myself, but it don't worth it for speed reasons.
    So i'll just hardcode the page names (in my case they are parent-page) in the top of index.php.
    So editing that variables will change the names in all the places they are used.

    What about a better order_pages plugin?

  8. ericksonstudio
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Regarding #1: I have had success using this method:

    <?php //BEGIN WordPress CODE
    	define('WP_USE_THEMES', false);
    	wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of=14' );
    	//END WordPress CODE

    Once you have the define() and require() statements in there once, you can use some WP tags throughout the page outside of your blog structure.

    I hope that is helpful.

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