With Radiant Shadows, I had someone else do all of the designing. This meant that everything I needed for it to work, worked. All I had to do was come up with the content, and everything else was stylized how my designer and I had agreed upon.
With Pretty Little Reader, I started from scratch. After seeing how many people raved over Ashley’s Tweak Me theme, it was truly a no-brainer. I’ve literally got hundreds of customization options, right at my fingertips!
One of the things I really wanted, though, was the ability for certain categories to automatically index themselves onto their own, separate pages. For example, I really wanted my readers to be able to click on “Pretty Little Tips” from my “Features” menu, and have the complete list of posts I had categorized as such.
After a couple failed plugins and much Googling, I finally came to discover that all I needed to accomplish this were Custom Menus!
To create a Custom Menu, navigate to the “Appearance” menu in WordPress, and select “Menus.” From here, you will have the option of editing an already existing Menu, or creating a new!
From the Pages Menu, on the left hand-side, you can choose which Pages to add to your new Menu.
Once you’ve got the Pages you need added to your Menu, you can drag and drop to re-organize their placement AND to create hierarchies. The Pages Menu is also where you can grab the Categories you want to create Pages for.
From here, all you need to do is select which Categories you’d like to create Pages for, and choose Add to Menu. Drag and drop them into their proper place, under the proper hierarchy, and voila! You now have a Page that will automatically add every post listed in that Category!
You can find more information on Custom Menus from WordPress, here!
To those who find this helpful, great! To those who already have experience with Custom Menus, is there anything else us newbies should know about them? Any other tricks to using them?