There is an awesome plugin by @scribu called Posts 2 Posts. It allows you to manually associate different post types (or the same post type) with each other. I use it quite a bit for bigger CMS type projects and even pluginized a common pattern I found myself writing on a few sites.
Here's an example to do what you need with Posts 2 Posts
private static $ins = null;
public static function init()
add_action('plugins_loaded', array(__CLASS__, 'instance'));
public static function instance()
is_null(self::$ins) && self::$ins = new self;
protected function __construct()
add_action('p2p_init', array($this, 'connections'));
public function connections()
'name' => 'page_to_posts',
'from' => 'page',
'to' => 'post',
'admin_box' => array(
'show' => 'from', // only show on pages
'context' => 'advanced', // put admin box in main col, instead of side
Getting connected posts on the front end is simple as well. Somewhere in the loop:
$connected = p2p_type('pages_to_posts')->get_connected($post->ID);
// normal loop stuff here
If you don't want to use that plugin, there are a few options.
- Associate a category with a given page, pull posts in from that category. You can either make this static or add a meta box to do that.
- Associated posts with pages via some sort of multi select (again, in a meta box).
I can provide you some example code for the above two options, but I'd strongly suggest you check out Posts 2 Posts.