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?