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  • Hi —

    New Around Here. Amazing product and support. Thanks to all involved.

    Total newbie here. But trust that I’ve searched for a definitive answer to this question.

    I have a two-level page hierarchy. I would like wp_list_pages to display all the top level items, plus the siblings of the current page and, of course, the current page. I don’t want any non-sibling second-level items to show.

    I don’t want to do this with a javascript hack. And I would rather leave the wp_list_pages code alone. Is there some way of getting the parent id of a current page and using this with ‘child_of’ when calling wp_list_pages.

    thanks in advance for any help.

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  • Without setting the parameters in the wp_list_pages, you are out of luck. Why do you want to leave it alone? That’s what it’s for.

    I did not say I wanted to avoid use of the parameters and it should have been clear from my post that I’m familiar with the page describing wp_list_pages.

    I said I wanted to avoid modifications to the wp_list_pages CODE, mainly for sake of seamless upgrades.

    So once again — is there any way to get the list I described in my first post without a Javascript hack or modifications to wp_list_pages?

    BTW — I don’t want to use explicit exclude= because I want this to work as I add pages.

    For anyone coming on this thread in pursuit of a similar solution, I’m happy to report there is one, courtesy of user Roblgs (sp?).

    Works like a charm.

    I’m glad you found a solution, but also know that any WordPress upgrade would not change your Theme as those are not “upgraded” and the wp_list_pages() is a part of WordPress’ core tags, so they would not change either. Using parameters would work for the next….oh, 5 or 10 upgrades 😉 unless make some serious programming changes.

    Just information.

    Um — I know an upgrade wouldn’t change a theme. I’m a newbie but I read the docs.

    But an upgrade MIGHT change a function especially something as critical as the handy page lister. Which is the reason I wanted to stay away from the CODE in the FUNCTION.


    Fold Page List is built off a modifed version of wp_list_pages in order that it preserves compatibility with that function.

    While there are no guarantees in this world, other than death and taxes, it should continue to work as long that basic functionality is supported in the core of WP.

    The current version of the plugin uses the 1.5 version of code for wp_list_pages. While the plugin works in 1.5 & 1.5.1, it is a little behind the current version of the code from which it is derived. I will be upgrading it if the newer (1.5.1) wp_list_pages is compatible with 1.5.

    I don’t foresee a problem (famous last words) with minor upgrades, but recognise that there may be a risk with major upgrades, e.g. in a jump to WP2.0, say… but by then maybe the functionality will be built in anyway and the plugin not needed any longer :O)

    For now though it fulfils my needs, and hopefully those of some others too.

    I tried Fold Page… awesome!!

    But, I have to stick with parameters in wp_list_pages.

    I want the parameter to display only parent pages on the sidebar. I am familiar with exclude pages, but I would have to edit my sidebar everytime I add a subpage (not good solution)

    * BIo (page=3)
    – Frank (page=4)
    – Jo (page=5)
    – Bill (page=6)

    Not Good:
    <?php wp_list_pages(‘exclude=4,5,6&title_li=<h2>’ . __(‘Pages’) . ‘</h2>’ ); ?>

    Doesn’t Work:
    <?php wp_list_pages(‘include=3&title_li=<h2>’ . __(‘Pages’) . ‘</h2>’ ); ?>

    I don’t think “include only” exists.

    Is there a way to display parents only and no children? I know the child_of parameter… can it be used here to exclude children?


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