Display wp_list_pages with Dynamicly Created Exclude List

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Do you want to show wp_list_pages with dynamicly created exclude list? We have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display wp_list_pages with dynamicly created exclude list in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function wps_wp_list_pages(){
$excluded_pages = array();
$all_pages = get_pages();
foreach ( $all_pages as $the_page ) {
    if ('' == $the_page->post_content) {
        $excluded_pages[] = $the_page->ID;
wp_list_pages( array(
    'exclude' => implode(',',$excluded_pages)

Add this code snippet on your WordPress theme file where you want to display the pages.

<? wps_wp_list_pages(); ?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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