I have several Wordpress websites with large images at their tops, using 2013 child theme.

How to add #navbar anchor to all page links, so that the browser scrolls down a bit, when a user clicks a link in the Pages widget?


(because otherwise users think that nothing has happened after they click, since they see the same big image again).

In the file wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-pages.php I have found the source code for the WP_Widget_Pages, but I am not sure how to modify it the best way (it should probably happen in my twentythirteen-child theme too).

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You can add a filter to page_link to modify link output:

function wpd_add_fragment_to_pages( $url ) {
    return $url . '#navbar';
add_filter( 'page_link', 'wpd_add_fragment_to_pages' );
  • Thank you, I have added your code to /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/functions.php and it works Commented Apr 2, 2016 at 17:09
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    just note that it will apply to all page links output, you could target just the sidebar by adding it just before sidebar output and removing it immediately after.
    – Milo
    Commented Apr 2, 2016 at 17:14
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    ps: and just in case a fragment is already added from another plugin/theme, we could filter late and check for any existing #. I wish PHP/WP would ship with a complete url builder ;-)
    – birgire
    Commented Apr 2, 2016 at 17:17
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    I've changed the return statement to check if there is an anchor already: return ( preg_match( '/#\w*$/', $url ) ? $url : $url . '#navbar' ); Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 8:08

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