Nested pages is one of the best CMS-enhancing plugins I’ve seen in a long time.
– Sarah Gooding, WP Tavern
… When a much, much better plugin with the same purpose comes along, I can tell you about it … Nested Pages is that much, much better plugin.
– Ezequiel Bruni, Web Designer Depot
Pages are draggable and sortable in a tree-like view. Just hover over the row, click on the icon, and drag it into place. Nested Pages saves in the background, so there’s nothing left to do. On a touch device? No problem – the menu is touch friendly. Just tap and drag!
Why sacrifice the time-saving quick edit functionality you’re used to? Nested Pages includes the standard quick edit page fields, as well as extra custom fields for setting menu and visibility options.
Get a quick overview of your site’s page structure by quickly expanding and collapsing the tree view that Nested Pages provides. Child pages are neatly tucked underneath their parent and indented, providing a quick visual read of the hierarchy of your site.
Add child pages directly in the Nested Pages interface without going back and forth between views. Add one-by-one, or add multiple pages in one go. Ideal for developers, the child page interface allows for page sorting before saving.
As of version 1.3, Nested Pages works with any post type. Settings are available for each post type on your site, enabling you to customize your admin interface to fit your needs.
The generated menu is available for use with the name
Important: Any changes made to this menu on the Appearance > Menus interface will be overwritten by Nested Pages during its next sync. To hide pages or give them custom titles, use the custom fields provided by Nested Pages on the Quick Edit interface.
wp_nav_menu(array( ‘menu’ => ‘nestedpages’) );
Pages are nested underneath parent pages. If a page has 1 or more children a toggle arrow appears to the left of the name. To toggle the child pages in and out of view, click this arrow. To quickly expand and collapse all pages, click the button in the upper right corner of the Nested Pages Screen. This will quickly display a tree-like structure of your entire site.
Page ordering in Nested Pages is saved just like native pages. To order by nested pages ordering in your theme, just use the
menu_order order option in your queries.
Additionally, the generated menu is available for use, with the name
nestedpages. Use this menu just like you would any other. See the section titled “Menu Sync” for details on how this menu is saved.
One-off pages like disclaimers and landing pages can be hidden from the page tree view. This keeps the interface clean and clutter-free.
To hide a page from the tree view, open the quick edit form by clicking the “Quick Edit” button for the page. Select the option to “Hide in Nested Pages” and click Update to save the change. Pages hidden from the tree view are not shown by default.
To toggle the page back into view, click the “Show Hidden Pages” link at the top of the screen. The hidden pages are now visible, and can be re-edited to not be hidden.
To sort pages, hover over the page row. A menu icon (three lines) will appear. Click (or tap) this icon and drag to reorder within the menu. To drag a page underneath another, drag the page to the right and underneath the target parent. Visual indication is provided with an indentation. The drag and drop functionality works similarly to WordPress menus.
After installing Nested Pages, a new menu will be available with the name “nestedpages.” This menu is available for use in your theme just like any other WordPress menu. By default, menu syncing is enabled. To disable the sync, uncheck “Sync Menu” at the top of the Nested Pages screen. Recheck the box to enable it again and to run the sync.
Saving Performance: If your site has a very large number of pages, disabling page sync may help speed up the save time when using Nested Pages.
Editing the generated menu: Any manual changes made to the menu outside of the Nested Pages interface will be overwritten after the synchronization runs.
Hiding Pages in the Menu: To hide a page from the
nestedpages menu, click “Quick Edit” on it’s row, select “Hide in Nav Menu”, and click “update”. If menu sync is disabled, enable it now to sync the setting. Hidden pages are marked “(Hidden)”. If a page with child pages is hidden from the menu, all of it’s child pages will also be hidden.
Additional Menu Item Options
As of Nested Pages v1.1.1, additional options are available to customize the generated nav menu items. These correspond to the native WordPress menu settings:
Navigation Label: The menu text (over-rides page title)
Title Attribute: Optional HTML title attribute applied to the generated <a> tag
CSS Classes: Optional css classes applied to the menu list item tag.
Link Target: Optional setting to open the link in a new menu
To access the additional menu options, select “Quick Edit” in the appropriate row, then select “Menu Options” to open the additional fields:
Viewing the Menu: The generated menu is available under Appearance > Menus. The menu name is “nestedpages”.
To add a child page, hover over the parent page’s row, and click the button titled “Add Child”. This item links to the new page form, with the parent pre-selected.
Can I use Nested Pages with other post types?
As of version 1.3.0, Nested Pages is available to use with any enabled post type. Visit Settings > Nested Pages > Post Types to customize each post type’s settings.
How do I access the WordPress “Pages” screen?
Click the “Default Pages” link in the page subnav or on the Nested Pages screen.
How do I save the order I create?
Page sorting and nesting is saved in the background after changes are made to the structure.
How do I edit in bulk?
Bulk quick edits are not currently supported by Nested Pages. To edit in bulk, select “Default Pages” to use the native interface.
What about custom columns?
Custom columns are not currently supported by Nested Pages. To view custom columns, click on “Default Pages” to view the native interface. If you are using WordPress SEO by Yoast, a page analysis indicator is shown.
It’d be great if Nested Pages did (fill in the blank)!
Have a feature request or idea? Submit your idea with the support form, post a message in the WordPress support forum, or submit an issue on Github.
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