I'm trying to get the page parent dropdown (in page attributes) to show only pages that have been published by the author of the current page.

This doesn't seem to work :

add_filter( 'page_attributes_dropdown_pages_args', 'mwm_show_only_author_pages_in_attributes' );
add_filter( 'quick_edit_dropdown_pages_args', 'mwm_show_only_author_pages_in_attributes' );

function mwm_show_only_author_pages_in_attributes( $args ) {

    global $post;

    $args['author'] = $post -> post_author;

    return $args;

What am I doing wrong here ?


From the source code the function wp_dropdown_pages uses get_pages() and this function uses different attributes than WP_Query or get_posts(). It uses authors instead of author.

Note from the codex:

authors (string) Only include the Pages written by the given author(s) Note: get_posts() uses the parameter 'author' instead of 'authors'.

  • Thanks david, I should really look at the source more often.
    – mike23
    Mar 14 '13 at 11:31
  • No problem, glad to help you. Mar 14 '13 at 12:04

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