Support » Fixing WordPress » WP-Admin Menu Manager Cannot Handle Large Numbers of Child Pages

  • So – I have been searching and been unable to find an answer to this issue.

    Basically, the problem is this: in the wp-admin of WordPress, in the menu section, the ‘View All’ tab of the Pages widget does not correctly show the parent child relationships.

    Here’s a screen shot:

    In the screenshot above, Atlanta GA has many, many children that are not shown as children of the Atlanta GA page.

    Here’s a screen shot of the children that are associated but are not being show correctly in the widget:

    Here are the things we have already tried:

    1) Disabling all plugins
    2) Reverting to the 2010 theme
    3) Increasing WordPress memory limit (using define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’); in the config)
    4) Adding the following lines to the php ini (this has been known to fix WordPress’ upper limit for how many child pages it will allow): = 5000
    suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000

    and subsequently restarting Apache.

    I’m out of ideas.

    I hope someone in the community has encountered this with a large hierarchal WordPress site.

    The reason this is a problem is because it is very difficult to determine the relationships based on page name alone – see this screen shot again to get an idea of why this is causing a problem for our writer:

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