I created a code for querying child pages when we're on a parent page and also display brother pages if we are on a child page, and works amazing... now my problem is, I cannot find a parameter like post_per_page that allow me to limit the number of page displaying, so far I need to display 5, but if a 6 is added the style breaks... so at the end of the day I just want to limit the number of view to X number, lets say 5.

Take a look at the code

      $children = wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of='.$post->ID.'&echo=0');
      $subpages = ($post->post_parent) ? wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of='.$post->post_parent.'&echo=0') : wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of='.$post->ID.'&echo=0') ; 
          if ($children) { ?>
             <li><?php echo $children; ?></li>
          <?php } else { ?>
             <?php echo $subpages; ?>
     <?php } ?>

Thanks in advance.


I found this solution after a while

 <?php $this_page_id=$wp_query->post->ID; ?>
   <?php query_posts(array('orderby' => 'menu_order', 'order' => 'ASC', 'posts_per_page' => 2, 'post_parent' => $this_page_id, 'post_type' => 'page')); while (have_posts()) { the_post(); ?>

        <li><?php the_title(); ?></li>

   <?php } ?>
   <?php wp_reset_query() ?>

I'm able to use the post_per_page function and works like charm!

1 Answer 1


Maybe array_slice($subpages, 0,5) to cut the array after 5 entries?

  • I tried but it seems not to work =( Nov 17, 2011 at 20:23
  • Sorry, did you tried the depth argument ?
    – Simon
    Nov 17, 2011 at 20:27
  • No, depth is for ... depth, not number. There were supposed to be a number parameters, but it's not working : core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10745
    – Simon
    Nov 17, 2011 at 20:40
  • yeah that number parameter is not working at all, weird stuff Nov 17, 2011 at 20:57
  • So the answer would be to find a way to cut the variable after 5 hits. I'm working in somehow the same problem on another question, so if something comes out, i'll let your know. But maybe you could do a loop five times with a foreach...while (i <5) and a break ; and each time taking permalink and title of the current object.
    – Simon
    Nov 17, 2011 at 22:40

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