Having a lot of features also makes people request for more features to be added to Suffusion. In this post I will call out a few WordPress plugins that are extremely useful and can help you in a major way set up a Suffusion-powered blog.
- Page Links To, Redirection
”Page Links To” and “Redirection” are two plugins for the same purpose – creating pages that redirect elsewhere. On the surface this appears like no big deal, but once you scratch the surface you realize the power that this kind of a feature offers you. For starters, you can create new pages that point to just about anything: external links, specific posts, categories, tags – you name it. Combine this with the fact that you can define parent pages for pages, and you will have a neat hierarchical structure created with minimum fuss. Take this hierarchical structure and make a navigation menu out of it – it is that simple to create a truly custom navigation menu.
I have used “Redirection” myself and found that it works pretty well, however some of the theme’s users have reported problems with it. I have, since then, started recommending the “Page Links To” plugin.
- Widget Logic
One frequently asked question on the support forums is regarding having different sidebar contents for different pages. The answer to all such questions is the rather intuitive Widget Logic plugin. Widget Logic lets you control each widget’s presence in a page or post or view, so you can very easily achieve the kind of sidebars you are looking for.
- My Page Order, My Link Order, My Category Order
Suffusion natively supports these plugins. As their names suggest, My Page Order lets you define a custom order for your pages, My Category Order lets you define a custom order for your categories and My Link Order lets you define a custom order for your links. The plugins offer drag-and-drop interfaces, so changing the sequence is really easy. The order you set is automatically pulled up in the navigation menus of Suffusion.
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