On some pages I would like to show the featured image of another page, with the option to to click through to that other page.
I could do this by simply inserting a copy of a featured image / creating a hyperlink.
Or I could create a dummy parent page to (for the parent_id parameter in the show posts shortcode) with a redirect* page as the child page.
This would mean 2 extra pages being created.
What would be simpler and neater would be an improvement to the “show posts” short code so that it shows 1 page only. e.g. use a new page_id= parameter.
parent_id=”n” would work as now, showing child pages.
page_id=”n” would just show the single page referred to.
Is this feasible / something you could add to your release plan?
*The redirect plug-in can be used to redirect a dummy or alias page to a real page.
I was not expecting a significant development, it just struck me that it could make it easier to insert a link to another page ensuring theme formats are followed.
My challenge is the person providing me the content keeps having ideas about “structure” rather than providing the actual content 🙁
He wants sideways links between pages so that the same page is referred to from multiple paraent pages.
I can do this now if the target is a post, by using a specific cat_id.
If there was an option to use cat_id with pages? (e.g. cat_id defined in a custom field)
Alternatively could we have a “page – wide” format/template for posts?