The pages widget is one of several sidebar navigation widgets. It automatically creates a linked list to all published pages on your site. Child pages are displayed beneath their parent pages in collapsed/hidden containers that can be expanded by clicking on an arrow. A pages widget can easily be mistaken for a custom menu widget– here’s how to tell them apart.
Updating the page list
Most changes to the menu can be made by adding, deleting or editing individual pages rather than editing the widget itself.
- Add a page: simply create a new page- it will automatically be added to the menu. See page order to control where the page is located in the menu.
- Remove a page: you can delete the page, make the page private, or exclude the page in the widget options.
- Change page title: editing a page’s title will update its link in the menu.
Only site administrators can edit widgets.
Use the widget editing interface to add a pages widget or modify its options.
Title: the title that appears in the sidebar above the links.
Sort By: You can sort your all the pages in your menu by a single criteria.
- Page title – sorts page alphabetically by title.
- Page order – sorts pages by page order – this is the default option.
- Page ID – sorts pages in the order which they were created
- Date – sorts pages chronologically by publish date
Exclude: If you don’t want a page to show up in your pages widget, enter its page ID here. To hide multiple pages, enter multiple page IDs separated by commas. To get a page ID, go into the page editing interface for that page, and look at the URL in the top of your web browser:
You’ll see “post=” followed by a number- that number is the page ID (see red arrow above).
Title links to: enter a full URL starting with http:// to make the title of your widget into a link.
Subpages: checking this box converts this into a context sensitive widget that will display all of the child & sibling pages of the currently viewed page. Any value given to title will be ignored and replaced with the current page’s title.