I've got a problem with mixing categories and pages within menus. As a fictional example:
- About us (custom page template) -- What we do (page) -- Key staff (page) -- CEO blog (category) -- Contact details (custom page template)
The problem I have is the URL structure for the category doesn't follow the same URL pattern as the pages:
-About us /about-us/ -- What we do /about-us/what-we-do/ -- Key staff /about-us/key-staff/ -- CEO blog /ceo-blog/ -- Contact details /about-us/contact/
The CEO blog category is the problem. I don't like the inconsistent URL structure and this also causes some issues with the sub-menu display. I've looked at re-writing the category slug but I can't get it to work. I've also looked at custom taxonomies but re-writing the slug with that has caused permalink issues with the sub-pages (ie: What we do, etc).
This has come up on a few sites now. I know it is easy to have categories as top level sections but it isn't always practical. What I want to do is have the URL structure consistent os the CEO blog would be /about-us/ceo-blog/ and work functionally as a category.
I wonder if the way to solve it is to use categories for the whole section with custom category templates (parent and child templates). It feels a bit inelegant though.
How do others resolve mixing content like this? Thanks in advance.