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I need to create a page in my site that I am able to access via url, but that won't be included in any of the navigation menus which are generated using wp_list_pages() on my site.

How can I accomplish this?

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Define menus?.. It can be pages widget, wp_list_pages function output, custom menu or something custom altogether. – Rarst Sep 24 '10 at 20:08
Ahh. Good clarifying question. I have edited my answer. I mean using wp_list_pages() – jessegavin Sep 24 '10 at 20:11
up vote 5 down vote accepted

There is a good plugin that adds a meta check box under all pages that indicates whether you want the page to show up in menus.

Exclude Pages Plugin

The other option is to convert from wp_list_pages to the new custom menus. When using custom menus only pages you add to the menu will be included.

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You're in luck, there's a filter. See this line inside wp_list_pages():

$r['exclude'] = implode( ',', apply_filters('wp_list_pages_excludes', $exclude_array) );

So, just hook into wp_list_pages_excludes:

// add some new page ids to the exclude list
function my_banned_pages( $exclude_array ) {
    return array_merge( $exclude_array, array( 12, 45 ) ); 
add_filter( 'wp_list_pages_excludes', 'my_banned_pages' );
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Works like a friggen charm! You rock! – jessegavin Sep 24 '10 at 20:31
I changed my accepted answer to the actual answer I ended up using. Your answer is "correct" though. – jessegavin Sep 25 '10 at 2:46
@jessegavin No sweat, glad you found a solution. :) – Annika Backstrom Sep 25 '10 at 23:25

just pass a flag to the wp_list_pages function call. All you need to do is get the page ID you want to exclude. See the example on the codex page listed below. http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_list_pages#Exclude_Pages_from_List

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