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  • So I’m new to WordPress, and Im creating a custom theme. I have a custom home page, a blog page which includes a dynamic preview area of the latest 5 blogs, and some other miscellaneous pages. Im trying to design an “events” page where the main page has a sidebar that looks like this:

    You can then click on each section, which will open up and have a brief description of the event taken from the page with a read more link to go to that page.

    So I have a parent page called “Events Main” and then I have some test pages set up as child pages of the “Events Main” page.

    Im a complete beginner at PHP and I was wondering how I could go about querying child pages to fill in that content dynamically.

    Im currently using this code `<?php
    $page_id = 85;
    $page_data = get_page( $page_id );
    $content = $page_data->post_excerpt;
    $title = $page_data->post_title;
    echo $page_data->post_title;
    echo $page_data->post_excerpt;
    but I have to go in and fill the page id number for each section. I need it to automatically populate these fields, so whenever a new child page is added it will show up.

    Any suggestions?

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