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[resolved] Trying to grab top-2-level pages without affecting The Loop (2 posts)

  1. Paat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In my header.php, I'm using get_pages() to grab the top-2-level pages (parentless pages) to generate a custom menu. Problem is that this affects The Loop within my single.php template (when displaying the current post); it gives me a 404 error.

    Taking the get_pages() call out of my header.php will allow me to view my post correctly, but I need to generate my own header (wp_list_pages doesn't work for me).

    So it's clear that get_pages affects the loop (perhaps resets it), so is there a WordPress query to grab all pages of the top 2 levels (depth of 2) and be able to exclude page ids, all without affecting The Loop? Here are the arguments from my get_pages that I need matched with the new query:

    $args = array(
    			'sort_order' => 'ASC',
    			'sort_column' => 'menu_order',
    			'hierarchical' => 0,
    			'parent' => 0,
    			'post_type' => 'page',
    			'post_status' => 'publish',
    			'exclude' => '41,29'
    		);

    Within each page object returned, I check to see if it has children, and calls another query to grab these children, generating a dropdown for this page item.

    I can't use wp_list_pages because it doesn't allow me to iterate through each returned item to insert a second-level list (dropdown).

  2. Paat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Resolved: Problem was not with get_pages() but my child call was using query_posts, which seems to reset The Loop.

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