# Limit get_pages to only show 5 items

How can I limit the get_pages to only show 5 items?

I thought adding 'number' => 5 to the array would limit it to 5 but it doesn't show anything. Here's my code:

<?php
$pages = get_pages(array('post_type' => 'page','sort_column' => 'menu_order','sort_order' => 'ASC','child_of' => 765)); foreach($pages as $post) { setup_postdata($post);
$fields = get_fields(); ?> <p><?php echo$fields->start_date; ?> <a href="<?php echo get_page_link($post->ID) ?>"><?php echo substr($fields->event_title,0,24) . "..."; ?></a></p>
<?php
}

wp_reset_query();
?>

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is it possible that you had a typing error or got the syntax wrong? unfortunately your posted code does not show your trial. –  Michael May 26 '11 at 11:34
Syntax all correct, seems there's a bit of a problem with it. Get_children seemed to work though. –  Rob May 26 '11 at 12:08

I have had similar problems with the number attribute in get_pages()

I got around it by using get_children:

$pages = get_children(array( 'numberposts' =>1, 'post_parent' =>$heading_page->post_id
));


and using post_parent instead of child_of.

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That worked, thanks. Get_pages just would not work whichever way I did it! –  Rob May 26 '11 at 12:07
I've never actually posted a bug report for wordpress but this seems like a likely candidate allright –  edzillion May 26 '11 at 12:37
Yep definitely! All the suggestions from other people don't seem to work and I've had trouble with it before. –  Rob May 26 '11 at 13:22