I want to create a handful of pages that I do not want the client to have access to through the edit pages admin screen.
I do want the pages to have all the normal functionality of pages in other parts of the control panel. For example, I want the pages to show on... Appearance > Menus ...so the client can reorder or rename them in the navigation.
I found a question that almost had the perfect solution...
The answer was great - it forces the use of a template based on a key=>value pair in the URL, which means the "page" can exist without actually creating a page. The downside is that it doesn't behave like a page in other places (ex: not a custom menu option as mentioned above) because its not actually a page.
The ideal solution for me would be to create a real page and filter it out when the Edit Pages screen is loaded, but I'm not sure how to do that.
I'm open to completely different approaches, but if a custom page template is any part of the solution then the solution also needs to remove the page template as an option from the drop-down when editing other pages, so that the client can't replicate these pages.
Thanks in advance for the help. ~ Kirkland