[resolved] Parent and child on template pages: a question (8 posts)

  1. aldolat
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, :)

    I am using this code (taken and modified from Codex [1]) in my sidebar to display a list of subpages:

    	$children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->post_parent."&echo=0");
    	$children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->ID."&echo=0");
    if ($children) { ?>
    	<div class="boxside">
    		<h2>Subpages of
    			<a href="<?php echo (get_permalink($post->post_parent)); ?>" title="Go back to page <?php echo get_the_title($post->post_parent); ?>">
    				<?php echo get_the_title($post->post_parent); ?>
    		<ul class="pages">
    			<?php echo $children; ?>
    <?php } ?>

    It works very well as I like, but it does not work in pages that use a template. In other words, if I use page.php it works fine; else if I use my-template.php it doesn't.

    Do you know why?

    [1] http://codex.wordpress.org/wp_list_pages#List_subpages_even_if_on_a_subpage

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    but it does not work in pages that use a template.

    Please describe what doesn't work.

  3. aldolat
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You're right! Excuse me!

    That code displays a subpages menu on my sidebar when you are on a page that has subpages or on a subpage of them (like the codex describes in the link reported above); if a page hasn't subpages, the code doesn't display anything.

    The code displays the submenu in all pages, but doesn't display that submenu only in two pages. I tried to understand the reason without success.

    Here the link to my blog: http://www.aldolat.it/
    The manu page is located at the top of the page.
    The two pages that don't display the menu are:

    The subpage menu appears at the top of the sidebar.
    Thank you for your kind support. :)

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You are welcome!

    Can only guess that the archivio pages are using a Page Template that does not have <?php get_sidebar(); ?> in the Template file.

    Stepping Into Template Tags
    Stepping Into Templates
    Template Hierarchy

    Good luck.

  5. aldolat
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Those two pages --like the other single pages-- have <?php get_sidebar(); ?>, otherwise they couldn't display the subpages menu.

  6. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You are sure the pages are assigned those page templates?

    If so, please paste the code from one of those templates in a pastebin and report the link back here.

  7. aldolat
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The pages use these templates:
    1. Archivio --> archives.php
    2. Featured posts --> featured.php

    Here are two screenshots of admin panel:
    1. Archivio --> http://www.imagebam.com/image/9a004b24325888
    2. Featured posts --> http://www.imagebam.com/image/5eaf2b24325941

    Here are the two source codes:
    1. Archivio --> http://aldolat.pastebin.com/m4b72c119
    2. Featured posts --> http://aldolat.pastebin.com/md2a2d9

    I have highlighted two lines in them.

  8. aldolat
    Posted 7 years ago #

    seems that I solved the problem. :D

    Moving the <?php get_sidebar(); ?> on top of those pages caused the submenu to appear.

    I do not understand the reason... it would be interesting to know!

    I added this line below the <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php $post = $posts[0]; ?>
    because in the sidebar I already have a query_posts (to view an excerpt of a random featured article). Otherwise I see the title of that query on sidebar as page title! :)

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