3 Great WordPress Plugins to Customize Your Blog’s Navigation

Wordpress navigation pluginsWordPress 3.o introduced some great new features including an advanced set of Menu options.  Nonetheless, I always find the need for additional flexibility to customize what Posts and Pages are  shown on my blog, when they’re shown and in what order.

Here are 3 WordPress Plugins to Customize Your Blog’s Navigation:

  1. PageMash: This is one of my all time favorites.  It allows to drag and drop Pages into the order you need for navigation.  You can also drag and drop child Pages in, out and among Parent pages.  This is a real life saver if you several nested Pages and want to change things around a bit.
  2. Exclude Pages from Navigation: This plugin provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation. This is useful if you want to have a page “hidden” from everyday visitors or if you really only want people to find it through a link on another Page.
  3. WP-PageNavi: If you have a lot of Posts you’ll like this plugin, which adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog. For example, instead “previous” and “next” at the bottom, this plugin will help create a numbered index of Posts, such as Prev, 1,2,3, Next, Last. It may require some custom CSS depending on your theme, but the end result is quote nice.

Any other WordPress Plugins you recommend to customize your blog’s navigation?

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  • RJ

    Nice list! Is pagemash even necessary for anyone with wordpress 3.0 now that you can drag and drop and customize your menu the way you want it?

  • Steinar

    I’m not sure – I have to test out 3.0 more closely, but my guess is you’re right.