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Context: I am building a portfolio index where I can sort the individual project links in my sidebar by priority of appearance. I've successfully done this using the wp_nav_menu(), where each project is represented by the text name, and then I can move each Page's priority of appearance. What I get is something like this:

Projects Menu List:

  • Project A Page
  • Project B Page
  • Project C Page

Now, I'd like to extend this feature by outputting the featured image associated with every individual project page so that it looks something like this:

Project Menu List:

  • Project A Page [+ Featured Image associated with Project A Page]
  • Project B Page [+ Featured Image associated with Project B Page]
  • Project C Page [+ Featured Image associated with Project C Page]

Is this possible with the wp_nav_menu() call? If so, any clues on how to extend it further? Thanks!

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Honestly I have not used wp-nav-menu much other than just using it for a menu. I am thinking in your case it might be more semantic to create a custom-post-type for "Projects" and then list those (rather than using the wp-menu as a Project sorter) . You can use the plugin "Post Types Order" to order your custom posts the way you want (works the same as arranging the order of menus..with a drag and drop).

The advantage to using Custom Post Types is that there is a lot more flexibility to use them how you want. So, in short:

  • Create a custom post type for "Projects"
  • Install Post Types Order to order your Projects
  • On the page (or sidebar) where you want to list your projects use the code below, add the following snippet.

$example = new WP_Query( 'post_type' => 'projects','showposts' => '20' );
// gives the title for each project
if ( $example->have_posts() ) : 
    while ( $example->have_posts() ) : 
    the_post(); 
    ?>
    <div class="project" >  
        <!-- thumbnail -->
        <span class="project-thumb">   
            <?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?>
        </span>
        <!-- end thumbnail -->
        <h4><?php the_title(); ?></h4><!--title -->
    </div><!--#project -->
    <?php 
    endwhile; 
endif;
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' <?php query_posts('post_type= Projects','showposts=20'); ?> <!--gives the title for each project --> <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <div class="project" > <!--thumbnail --> <span class="project-thumb"> <?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?> </span> <!--#project=thumb --> <h4>-<?php the_title(); ?></h4><!--title --> </div><!--#project --> <?php endwhile; endif; ?>' –  endle.winters Oct 18 '11 at 4:11
    
You have those {} brackets above the editor to format code and backticks to format code in comments or chat. If you click "help" on the right side of a comment, you'll see the formatting help windo slide down and a "Learn more..." Link at the end of the yellow box. –  kaiser Oct 18 '11 at 17:25
    
Yes, I know about the brackets. They are on there now surrounding my code, but for some reason on this post only the code is not showing. –  endle.winters Oct 18 '11 at 18:54
    
Adam: Thanks, this method looks better than the Menu Pages method! I'll look into it, thanks! –  Marc P Oct 18 '11 at 21:06
    
@adam.robertson Some notes: The formatting problem started with the list (use * instead of -). Also, you need to add the values for the args array as seen above. You mixed query style input with array input. If you write 'post_type= Projects', then array would that see as the input value and not the according key. As it's an associative array, it wouldn't go anywhere. –  kaiser Oct 18 '11 at 22:19
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