I would like to be able to put in a specific page in my menu. Say I have a brand page called /brands/adidas/pants and I would like that to show up my menu. E.g. I have a category called Pants and I would like a subcategory with Adidas Pants. Instead of creating a page and making a 301 to /brands/adidas/pants I would like to just choose that page to be put there.
Is that possible through some extension or something?
If you need to add a link to a category page to the top menu, you can make it in a standard Magento installation.
However, if you want to include a CMS page in the top menu, sidebar or footer, you can check out our Flexible Menu extension.
Do you know of a way in the standard Magento to do this without a 301?
Say I have /brands/adidas/pants and I would that to show up in the generic menu structure. Right now I have had to create a page -> name it Adidas Pants -> create 301 to the brand page.
As I've mentioned above, only category pages can be easily added to the top menu in Magento out of the box. If this is your case, set Include in Navigation Menu to Yes on a category settings page.
The brand pages are categories and included in the navigation menu but I would like the same menu to appear different places in the menu structure.