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  • Resolved dekraan


    Hi there!

    I have just added a subpage to a page on my blog for the first time, and would love to display a list in the sidebar on the parent that displays the parent itself, and all children. On the childpages, this same list (parent+children) should be visible.

    Looking through the codex, I found the following:

    //if the post has a parent
      //collect ancestor pages
      $relations = get_post_ancestors($post->ID);
      //get child pages
      $result = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT ID FROM wp_posts WHERE post_parent = $post->ID AND post_type='page'" );
      if ($result){
        foreach($result as $pageID){
          array_push($relations, $pageID->ID);
      //add current post to pages
      array_push($relations, $post->ID);
      //get comma delimited list of children and parents and self
      $relations_string = implode(",",$relations);
      //use include to list only the collected pages.
      $sidelinks = wp_list_pages("title_li=&echo=0&include=".$relations_string);
      // display only main level and children
      $sidelinks = wp_list_pages("title_li=&echo=0&depth=1&child_of=".$post->ID);
    if ($sidelinks) { ?>
      <h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
        <?php //links in <li> tags
        echo $sidelinks; ?>
    <?php } ?>

    This works perfect on a child page, displaying child and parent in a neat linkable list. But on the parent page it only displays the child. How can I also add the parent there?

    I am also curious how to delete the ‘title’ this list has. Now it just adds the parents name in plain text…

    Thank you in advance for your help!

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  • This is getting closer to the sollution:

         if($post->post_parent) { // if the current page has a parent
              $parent_title = get_the_title($post->post_parent);
              $parent_link = get_permalink($post->post_parent);
              $children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->post_parent."&echo=0");?>
              <li><?php echo "<a href='" . $parent_link . "'>" . $parent_title . "</a>"; ?>
    <?php } else { // if the current page is the parent
              $parent_title = get_the_title($post->ID);
              $parent_link = get_permalink($post->ID);
              $children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->ID."&echo=0"); ?>
                   <li class="current_page_item"><a href="#"><?php the_title(); ?> Main</a>
    <?php }
    	echo $children; ?>

    Although this also displayes the first post title on my homepage sidebar. And that should be excluded…

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    Can you then use another conditional statement using the is_home function as the argument?

    I have no idea what you are talking about, unfortunately. But that is all my fault 🙂

    Do you mean excluding the home from the equasion? That would be great, but how to do that?

    Basically, what I am looking for is:

    1. Listing parent and children as links in the sidebar of a page that has children.
    2. Keeping that list of parent an children links when you go to the childpage.
    3. No list of links on a page that has no childpages.

    Found a new one, that almost seems to sort it out. Only problem with the code below, is that it doesnt display the parent link on the parent page… is there a way to combine something from these 3 examples of code to make my idea work?

    /* if the current pages has a parent, i.e. we are on a subpage */
    	$children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&include=".$post->post_parent."&echo=0"); // list the parent page
    	$children .= wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->post_parent."&echo=0"); // append the list of children pages to the same $children variable
    /* else if the current page does not have a parent, i.e. this is a top level page */
    else {
    	$children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->ID."&echo=0"); // form a list of the children of the current page
    /* if we ended up with any pages from the queries above */
    if ($children) { ?>
    	<ul class="submenu">
    		<?php echo $children; /*print list of pages*/ ?>
    <?php } ?>

    For anyone still interested: this seems to do the trick:

    <?php if ( is_page() ) { ?>
        $children = '<li><a href="'.get_permalink($post->post_parent).'">'.$parent->post_title.'</a></li>';
        $children .= wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->post_parent."&echo=0");
        $children = '<li><a href="'.get_permalink($post).'">'.$post->post_title.'</a></li>';
        $children .= wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->ID."&echo=0");
    echo $children; ?>
    <?php } ?>

    The secret was starting out with a little is_page code!

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