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    Hello everybody,

    I searched all over the WordPress forums and the internet, but I haven’t been able to find any answers regarding only showing content of direct page child without showing content of page grandchildren on a page parent.

    I tried the code that is in the wordpress function reference page for get_pages and tweaking it, but I couldn’t get it to do what I wanted.

        $pages = get_pages('child_of='.$post->ID.'&sort_column=post_date&sort_order=desc');
        $count = 0;
        foreach($pages as $page)
            $content = $page->post_content;
            if($count >= 2)
    //$content = apply_filters('the_content', $content);
            <div class="entry"><a href="<?php echo get_page_link($page->ID) ?>"><h2><?php echo $page->post_title ?></h2></a><?php echo $content ?></div>

    Thanks for the help,


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  • Hmm just learned something new…

    Try adding .'&parent='.$post->ID to your parameter list of get_pages.

    I just added the description of that parameter to Function_Reference/get_pages so let me know how that works for you.

    like this?

    $pages = get_pages('child_of='.$post->ID.'&sort_column=post_date&sort_order=desc&parent=.$post->ID');

    maybe a conditional statement might work?

    No, like this:
    $pages = get_pages('child_of='.$post->ID.'&sort_column=post_date&sort_order=desc&parent='.$post->ID);

    That worked flawlessly!!!!

    Thank you so much.

    P.S. I’ve added extra keywords so other noobs like me can find this post.

    Thanks! Just what I needed!

    @michaelh: you might want to include the alternative $pages = get_pages('child_of='.$post->ID.'&sort_column=post_date&sort_order=desc&parent='.$post->ID); for child pages only – NOT including any grandchild pages – to the Function_Reference/get_pages Maybe just as a remark? It’s a very nice addition.

    Using WordPress as a corporate (read: page and not post oriented) CMS is getting there – not that it stopped me before… 😉

    One more thing,

    How would I also fetch a custom field value with that call?

    Here is the code I used:

    <?php $pages = get_pages('child_of='.$post->ID.'&sort_column=post_date&sort_order=desc&parent='.$post->ID);
    $count = 0;
    foreach($pages as $page)
    	$content = $page->post_content;
    <div class="item">
    	<a href="<?php echo get_page_link($page->ID) ?>"><?php echo $page->post_title ?></a>
    	<?php echo $content ?>
    <?php } ?>

    It displays the content , but I also want to be able to get a specific custom field value.


    I solved it thanks to this post

    ‘<?php $pages = get_pages(‘child_of=’.$post->ID.’&sort_column=post_date&sort_order=desc&parent=’.$post->ID); $count = 0; foreach($pages as $page) { $content = $page->post_content;$price = get_post_meta($page->ID, ‘price’, $single = true); ?>
    <div class=”item”>ID) ?>”><?php echo $page->post_title ?><p><?php echo $content ?></p><?php echo $price ?></div>
    <?php } ?>

    Using get_pages is there any way to just grab the post ID of the child as it loops through, like the code above loops.

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