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  • So my site structure looks like this..

         -work1                    -work2   -work 3
            -subwork1  -subwork2

    What i want to do it show the parent page title “work1” on the subpage “subwork1, subwork 2 etc”…I may want to extend this to another category in the future. Can anyone give me a pointer how to do this?


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  • When you are in The Loop (Codex) you can simply output the ‘post_parent’ value –

    <?php echo $post->post_parent; ?>

    Ok thanks for that. How would i do that so it only shows on the child pages of one parent…not all pages that have parents?

    I realiase I msiread your post – my code above will only output the Post Parent ID. This code below (where 99 is the ID of the parent) should do the trick.

    This will show the tile of the Post Parent for ALL pages that are a direct-child of Page ID 99.

    if($post->post_parent === 99) :
        $post_parent = get_post(99);
        echo $post_parent->post_title;

    To make it so that only one single child shows this, add a condition to check for the ID of the Page that is being shown (where 101 is that ID) –

    if($post->post_parent === 99 && $post->ID === 101) :

    brilliant, thank you very much

    hmm, i tried doing that but i get a php error..i put it in the content-page.php

    What PHP error?

    Fatal error: Only variables can be passed by reference in /website/name/etc/wp-content/themes/etc/content-page.php on line 18

    And which of these lines is line 18 in your code? Also, what version of PHP are you using?

    $post_parent = get_post(80);

    the site is hosted by dreamhost so i imagine it has the latest stable

    Try this –

    $post_parent = get_post($post_id = 80);

    If that fails, place this directly after that line –

    echo '<pre>'; print_r($post_parent); echo '</pre>';

    I wonder if the error is infact being caused by echo $post_parent->post_title; – it could be that the page is not being found, so you are trying to output from an object that does not exist.

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