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  • Hello,

    I recently updated to 5.0 and the parent functionality seems to be gone from pages. Permalink shows the hierarchy, but I cannot change it, and new pages are relegated to the root page. I have tried turning off all plugins and switching the theme but it has not returned. Is there a way to get this feature back or a setting to toggle it on?


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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    The parent page is set under the Page Attributes section in the right hand sidebar. It’s kind of off the screen by default, since some of those other sections are open.


    Thanks, but that is not what I am seeing. Took off all plugins and changed the theme and it’s still not there. I only see template and order.

    Also, we just noticed, someone submitted a change for an older page, it was set to Pending Review, and then the page was giving an error not found when people went there. Like it was turned to a draft… but I don’t see any where to set the status of a page to a draft, just the “save as draft” link that appears to the left of preview and publish at the top…

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    I take it this is not normal 5.0 behavior then?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by sckewbie.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by sckewbie.

    I am having exactly the same problem – immediately under page attributes it has order and nothing about parent page – this is extremely annoying as I need to publish tonight (I am a sports photographer and need to get todays match photos up) and it is going to mess my links up.

    Can someone please provide a solution because this is going to become a serious problem for me very quickly

    If you do quick edit from the main pages window, you can edit the parent, but it’s still kind of annoying.

    @otto42 any updates on this? My coworkers are complaining about how pages are not immediately accessible after they submit them and are getting very confused when the page is no longer a working link on other pages.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    You sound like you’re describing a separate problem there. There is a possible issue where pages become unpublished if an Author level user edits them:

    OK so what about the problem of not being able to assign a parent page? Thank you @sckewbie for the work around but that does not change the fact that there is a big bit of functionality missing for me.

    Does anyone have any idea why this is happening and how to fix it?

    Same problem over here that you’ve described, @starsphinx and @sckewbie. No Parent Page dropdown under Page Attributes when editing the page. Anyone uncover any fixes?

    Hi. Yes, Parent Page functionality is missing in WordPress 5.0. I wonder if this thread is dead though.

    I did start another thread specifically on the issue

    However, I have not had the time (nor do I have the ability right now) to check out the suggested javascript issues and I am stuck using the workaround while others are just using the plugin to go back to the old interface.

    I do think it is an issue and it does need to be properly investigated and sorted properly as the current solutions are less than ideal but I do not have the time and resources to take it on.

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