I have a parent page called "About". This page has three child pages "Members", "Information", "Contact".

I want to list all the child-pages on all four pages, also the parent-page. So right now I have this which lists all the child-pages only on the parent-page.

        if ( !$post->post_parent ) {
            echo '<ul id="subpages" class="wrapper">';
                wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$post->ID."&link_before=— ");
            echo '</ul>';

But I want all the pages also listed on each individual child page.

How do I do that?

1 Answer 1


This function will do the trick, it displays the child pages of the current page, but if there are no child pages, it displays the child pages of the parent page, and a link back to the parent page.

 * @brief: Shows the subpages of the current page, or
 *         the adjacent sibling pages.
function show_subpages(){

    global $post;
    $subpages = wp_list_pages( array(
        'child_of'=> ( $post->post_parent == 0 ? $post->ID : $post->post_parent)
    if ( !empty($subpages) ) {

        if ( $post->post_parent != 0 ) {
            echo '<p class="parent-link"><em>'. __('Back to') .' <a href="'. get_permalink($post->post_parent) .'">'. get_the_title($post->post_parent) .'</em></a><p>';
        echo '<ul>';
        echo $subpages;
        echo '</ul>';
    } else {
        echo 'no subpages';

You may need to place this in the main loop

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