How to List Subpages and Siblings in WordPress

Snippets by IsItWP

Are you looking for a way to list subpages and siblings in WordPress (if there are any)? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to list subpages and siblings in WordPress.


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

global $wp_query;
if( empty($wp_query->post->post_parent) ) {
    $parent = $wp_query->post->ID;
else {
    $parent = $wp_query->post->post_parent;
} ?>
<?php if(wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=$parent&echo=0" )): ?>
<div id="submenu">
        <?php wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=$parent" ); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

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.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 8 best blog name generators to find the perfect blog name and how to move your website from Weebly to WordPress.

Comments  Leave a Reply

Add a Comment

We're glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated according to our privacy policy, and all links are nofollow. Do NOT use keywords in the name field. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation.

WordPress Launch Checklist

The Ultimate WordPress Launch Checklist

We've compiled all the essential checklist items for your next WordPress website launch into one handy ebook.
Yes, Send Me the Free eBook!