I have been fortunate to work with an awesome programmer who makes our WordPress themes incredibly easy to use. But recently, as I have been working with themes from other comanies, and one of the major problems I have run into is not having a Nav Builder. On almost every major site I have built for a client, there are pages that need to be linked internally, but not appear in the main navigation bar. Luckily, WordPress has made this really easy, and I just want to share the method I have been using.
First, I just want to post the basic call of the navigation. In the header.php file, call the nav using the following code:
<?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=&depth=4&sort_column=menu_order); ?>
This code will list all pages. Now I want to prevent certain pages from appearing in that list. To do that, I need to find the IDs of the pages that I do not want to appear. A simple trick to find the ID of the pages is to go to the Edit page under the Pages tab in the WordPress Dashboard. Now I can simply hover over the page that I want to exclude, and use the link associated with that page to see its ID.
Now I need to use the page IDs in the code above to prevent them from showing up. To do this, add the &exclude command. The above code will look like this after the change:
<?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=&depth=4&sort_column=menu_order&exclude=PAGE IDs’); ?>
Replace “PAGE IDs” with the IDs of the pages you want to exclude. It could look, for example like this:
<?php wp_list_pages(‘title_li=&depth=4&sort_column=menu_order&exclude=91,42,98’); ?>
This is a pretty basic change that anyone can easily make. Hope it helps.