I have a shortcode function that returns:

return '<ul class="list-pages">'. wp_list_pages( $args ) .'</ul>';

Of course it returns:

<ul class="list-pages"></ul>

Instead of:

<ul class="list-pages">

There is almost the same question, but for echo:

Why does this echo values in the wrong order?

And it works perfectly for echo, but I don't know how to use PHP line breaking with "return" (it breaks the whole code).

Thank you!

1 Answer 1


it is b/c wp_list_pages ECHOES by default. so it echoes before your return happens.

wherever you are defining your $args, set

'echo' => FALSE,

see http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_list_pages


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