I am trying to create a list of subpages of a parent page, which will appear in the sidebar of my wordpress site. This sidebar will appear on every page.

So for example, I have a page with an ID of 54. This page has 7 subpages. I would like to display these 7 pages in the sidebar (just the titles), as well as any more subpages that get added.

There is a currently a widget called 'Pages' that will do this, but I would like to do this via code directly in the sidebar.php rather than using a widget as there are a few constraints with using the widget.

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Simplest solution would be:

<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of='.$post->ID.''); ?>

Use this code for more flexibility:

<?php if ( is_page() ) { ?>

$children = wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of='.$post->post_parent.'&echo=0'); else
$children = wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of='.$post->ID.'&echo=0');
if ($children) { ?>

$parent_title = get_the_title($post->post_parent);
echo $parent_title;
<?php echo $children; ?>
<?php } } ?>

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