Pages are one of the defining features of WordPress. Not just because they are different from Posts, which are category and tag based, but also because you can feature a Page as your sites front page. With the added functionality that templates provide, the sky (metaphorically speaking) has become the limit for theme designers and developers.
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Here are five code snippets you can use to enhance what you can do with a Page!
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1. Show specific WordPress Post/Page: Code used to get the content, title, excerpt, etc for a specific Page or Post. This code is perfect for showing specific content on a Page template.
2. WordPress get attachements for Post or Page: Gets a Post or Page’s attached images and outputs them. A nice piece of code to show a gallery of thumbnails perhaps.
3. List WordPress sub Pages: As the description states, you can use this code snippet in your template file to show all sub Pages for a particular Page. Example uses may include a list of employees by job, where each employee is a sub Page of a department.
4. If Page is Parent or Child: May sound a bit complex, but actually it’s a handy little piece of code. Check out the example provided by Chris and how it works.
5. Create a New Page: No, this is not done with the “Add New” button. Rather, this is done by a themes functions.php file. Generally used to create pages where specific content would need to be filled in. You’ll also find this being used by e-commerce plugins to create new Pages for their cart, checkout etc…
Got any code tricks of your own up your sleeve? Share them with us, leave a comment below!
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