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[Resolved] Adding list of parent, current and child in sidebar

  • 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:

    <?php
    //if the post has a parent
    if($post->post_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);
    }else{
      // 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>
      <ul>
        <?php //links in <li> tags
        echo $sidelinks; ?>
      </ul>
    <?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:

    <?php
         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");?>
              <ul>
              <li><?php echo "<a href='" . $parent_link . "'>" . $parent_title . "</a>"; ?>
              </li>
    
    <?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"); ?>
              <ul>
                   <li class="current_page_item"><a href="#"><?php the_title(); ?> Main</a>
                   </li>
    <?php }
    	echo $children; ?>
            </ul>

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

    Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator

    @anevins

    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?

    <?php
    
    /* if the current pages has a parent, i.e. we are on a subpage */
    if($post->post_parent){
    	$children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&include=".$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*/ ?>
    	</ul>
    <?php } ?>

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

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

    The secret was starting out with a little is_page code!

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