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Get Parent Page Name

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Do you want to use parent page name in the navigation menus or conditional tags? While there can be many ways to retrieve this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to get parent page name in WordPress.

Instructions:

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

<?php
// get the page name
$parent_title = get_the_title($post->post_parent);

// display page name
echo $parent_title;

// Use as a conditional tag
// If pagent page is named Archives
if($parent_title=="Archives"):
    //do something
else:
    //do something else
endif;
?>

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

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