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[Resolved] Putting link to a page in the footer

  • Hi:

    I’d like to add a page (“Terms of Use”) to my footer. I want it to look like all my other pages, so I don’t want to create an external HTML file. If I create a page, it’ll appear in my sidebar, and I don’t want that. (I’d rather it be small and out of the way instead of “in your face.”) In poking around here, I found a link to http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_pages#Exclude_Pages_from_List

    Is that what I’m looking for? I’m still noob-ish at WP, so I’m unsure. I’d be grateful for a “Yup, you found it, babe!” or “Nope; you’re barking up the wrong tree!” response. Thanks!


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  • You would use the exclude= parameter to in the template tag, wp_list_pages(), to exclude that Page in your sidebar.php.

    Just put a link in your footer that is the URL to that Page (the page you excluded above).

    Thanks a lot, MichaelH! That oughtta do the trick! It’s circuitous and convoluted (not your message, but rather the dox), and I’d never have found all that without your help. I appreciamate it a lot; smoochies!


    Hokay; this isn’t working for me. What am I doing wrong? I’ve tried:

    <?php wp_list_pages(‘exclude=18&title_li=<h2>Pages</h2>’ ); ?>

    and also:

    <?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=<h2>Pages</h2>&exclude=18’ ); ?>

    in lsidebar.php, but “Terms of Service” is still showing up in my left navbar at http://lipstick-face.com/blog

    I’ve read the dox repatedly, and can’t see what I’ve done wrong. It doesn’t look like rocket science. Am I doing something boneheaded?


    If you are using a widget to call your pages, have you changed the code in your widget to exclude 18 ?

    I think this may be the widget we are seeing and not your specific code.

    Hi, Shadow:

    I just grepped my plugins folder for “wp_list_pages” and came up empty, so that doesn’t seem to be the case, unless you’re suggesting one of my widgets is displaying my pages some other way besdies wp_list_pages. If that’s the case, how would I know? (sob!)

    FWIW, my plugins/widgets are:

    All in One SEO Pack
    Executable PHP widget
    FeedBurner FeedSmith
    I Love Social Bookmarking
    NoFollow Free
    Snap Shots™

    None fiddles with the display of my pages in my sidebar (that I’m aware of, anyway). Some add functionality to the display of my *posts*, but insofar as the pages being listed in the sidebar, they still look the way they did on Day One (save for my changes to my stylesheet).

    I think it’s time for a martini!


    Looking at your source:

    <li id="pages" class="widget widget_pages"> <h2 class="widgettitle">Essentials</h2>

    which would infer that a widget is being called, probably via your dynamic sidebar.

    Just have a quick look in your files and see if you can find a page widget in place. If so, you should be able to open it and change the page call to the same as your example above.

    Hi, shadow:

    I’ve been over *those* dumb things before, wondering where they came from: the former is deposited there by widgets.php, by the function register_sidebar, and the latter by functions.php. Those’re native to WP. Even though it’s not defined in my stylesheet, “widgettitle” apparently refers to h2s in my navbar. I guess if I were a template designer, I’d care about it.

    I don’tknow what the diffference is between a “registered” sidebar and one that’s “unregistered.”


    Hi, Shadow:

    I now know what register_sidebar does: any time a sidebar is created, the register_sidebar routine is called. http://automattic.com/code/widgets/api/ makes it pretty clear. What it *doesn’t* make clear is what all the style crap is for when the styles aren’t defined anywhere!

    Hey! I just opened my “Pages” widget, and in there I found a “Pages to exclude” field, so I entered the ID of my “Terms of Service” page, and it be gone! Shazam! Here I was walking around the outside, banging my head on the glass, and *that’s* all I had to do? Sometimes, I make things too hard on myself. I really wish the WP dox weren’t a reeaally loooong, skinny column that’s so hard to read; maybe I’d spot this stuff myself before massive bloody tufts of hair are on my keyboard.


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