Originally Posted by mikeh1980
How can I link directly to an item from the main menu without having to click through all the sections and categories?
The easiest way is to temporarily install the section and navigate to the content item. Then copy the url from your address bar and paste it into a URL type menu link. This will load the content item directly. Note that you can do something similar to display sections and category content multiple times. The same is true of components.
The advice on customizerbot works fine to selectively disabling the various configuration flags for content. It would be nice if those flags were moved into the content items themselves and could be used to selectively override the global settings in Global Configuration (configuration.php).