I am seeking two codes which I haven't been able to find which would allow a child menu to be created in a sidebar.

A code to display the sub-categories of the parent category.

A code to display the sub-pages of the current page.

I remember having a theme that had these codes implemented which also allowed styling to be applied to current categories. Maybe it has since been depreceated and maybe not - but I would sure appreciate if anybody had more information on these codes.

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for sub-pages of current page check wp_list_pages()

  $page_id = get_the_ID();
  wp_list_pages( array( 'child_of'=>$page_id ) );

and for sub-categories of the parent category check wp_list_categories()

$cat_id = get_query_var('cat');
if( !empty($cat_id) ) {
  wp_list_categories( array( 'child_of'=> $cat_id ) );

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