I have a use case where my WP install is a bunch of pages with sub-pages. For example:
HOME ABOUT - ABOUT US - HISTORY - PEOPLE - AWARDS PRODUCTS - PRODUCTS - INGREDIENTS - PROCESS
I would like to establish a structure where clicking on the 1st level navigation item ("About") takes you to the first item on the second level ("About us"). The first level navigation item doesn't really exist; it is not a page in itself, it is just a container for the sub-elements.
The purpose of this is to be able to display a second level menu like so (the
^ depicting the selected item):
ABOUT US HISTORY PEOPLE AWARDS ^
The only way I can see to do this in Wordpress is setting up a redirect for each first navigation level page. That's awkward in that it would have to be set up for each new page that is created; and it would cause a header redirect, which means another HTTP request, which slows down browsing the page.
Is there an easier approach to this than using a header redirect?