List Children

Use an HTML comment (<!–list_children()–> or <!–list_siblings()–>) in post content to call wp_list_pages for sub-pages/siblings of the

Author:theandystratton (profile at
WordPress version required:2.6
WordPress version tested:5.9
Plugin version:2.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:20-05-2009
Last updated:24-01-2022
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Use an HTML comment to list links of the current page’s children or siblings.

Common usage is for content sites utilizing WordPress as a simple CMS. Some content hierarchies call for an Overview page followed by multiple subpages, for example, a Services page.

Use the following shortcodes to list children and or siblings of the current page:

Alphabetical listing of current page’s children:

[list_children sort_column=”page_title” sort_order=”asc”]

List of current page’s siblings, ordered by menu order (descending):

[list_siblings sort_column=”menu_order” sort_order=”desc”]

You can use a majority of the attributes from the wp_list_pages() call:

The following will no longer work (deprecated):