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Page hierarchy traversing (a la Pagelines)

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Houston Haynes

I'm still "piercing the veil" of platform 5, with page navigation the current subject of interest. I worked with a few plugins (the most useful being Next Page Not Next Post) but I wanted to take a step back and start with an example - and see if I could get a bit of help "inside the beltway". 

What I'm looking to do is substantially similar to the pagelines docs pages - see my annotated screenshots attached. At the top of a "child" page I want a link back to the "parent" page - and at the bottom of that "child" page I want to place a similar link to the "grandchild" page. At the bottom of each grandchild page I want there to be navigation "buttons" to sibling pages in the hierarchy. 

"Next Page Not Next Post" handles what I'm expecting for "sibling" navigation, but I'm having a bit of trouble getting over the logistical hump of applying that functionality to my page "Template C" instance only. And per the attached examples, while researching how to solve this problem I see on the Pagelines site *itself* that the navigation elements are in place - and I especially like the oval button formatting of the sibling page navigation.

So - really, my question is two-part:

  1. Are there plugins/code snippets/tutorials/threads here that show how Pagelines achieved their page hierarchy nagivation, and 
  2. Is there a tutorial (or advice from generous contributors here) on how to use the PHP templates to override the content portion of the page to add the navigation elements?

Thanks in advance!

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Houston Haynes

OK - starting to answer my own question... again. :cool:

I'm circling out to explanations of the Page Template here and here. Once I grok that, then I'll look into aping the CSS for the sibling nav on the Pagelines site.

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Houston Haynes

OK folks - I'm still on the hunt for a hand-hold on doing page-to-page (sibling or cousin navigation) as well as sub-heading navigation within the targeted page. The best example of this is the Pagelines Platform 5 documentation. (See attached) Can anyone give me a starting point? Maybe the developers at Pagelines can provide a pointer or two? Thanks in advance...

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Houston Haynes

I have been filled via the Facebook discussion group in on how this is a Pagelines "Resources" section functionality. After Chris Ayers cribbed me through some of the perfunctories - and a bit of spelunking on my own - I still have yet to see the type of navigation I'm expecting "by default". The one thing I noticed in the Pagelines resource is


Finally, note that chapters are controlled via CPT ‘terms’. Create a new category and it should show up as a chapter in the section.

So - should I be creating categories *first* in the post section of the site? I created the categories directly in the resources section. So I'm (more than) a bit confused at this point.

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