In SharePoint 2013, our Site Settings > Navigation Settings are set to "Show Pages" under Current Navigation. We want some pages showing in the navigation and not others. So, we have some pages set to Hidden under "Structural Navigation". This works fine.
We would like it so that when we add a new page to a site it is hidden by default in the Structural Navigation settings. Then, if we want to show it, we would go in to the settings and Show it.
One option would be to not show any pages in the navigation, and instead use the "Add Link" feature to add the pages we want to show in the navigation. We would rather not use links so that if we rename the page or delete it, that it automatically updates in the navigation. We want the pages to stay normal pages in the navigation, but hidden by default. Can that be done?