Free WordPress Child Pages Shortcode pluginFree

7 642 websitesFree WordPress Child Pages Shortcode plugin by Takayuki Miyauchi

You can use shortcode for display child pages from the page.

This plugin maintained on GitHub.

Some features

  • This plugin will add shortcode [child_pages] display child pages.
  • You can customize default HTML template on your plugin.
  • This plugin will be able to “excerpt” to the pages.


Display child pages of the current page.
[child_pages width=”33%”]


  • id – ID of page (Optional)
  • size – Post thumbnail size. e.g. ‘thumbnail’ or ‘large’
  • width – width of block for child pages.
  • disable_shortcode – Shortcode not work in the template if set true.
  • disable_excerpt_filters – filters not work for the excerpt if set true.

filter hooks example

Filter for query_posts() query.

    // default args
    $args = array(
        'post_status' => 'publish',
        'post_type' => 'page',
        'post_parent' => $id_for_the_post,
        'orderby' => 'menu_order',
        'order' => 'ASC',
        'nopaging' => true,

    add_filters('child-pages-shortcode-query', "my_query");
    function my_query($args) {
        // some code here
        return $args;

Filter for default template.

    add_filter("child-pages-shortcode-template", "my_template");
    function my_template($template) {
        return '<div class="%class%"><a href="%post_url%">%post_thumb%</a></div>';

Filter for stylesheet URI.

    add_filter("child-pages-shortcode-stylesheet", "my_style");
    function my_style($url) {
        return '';

Default Template

<div id="child_page-%post_id%" class="child_page" style="width:%width%;">
    <div class="child_page-container">
        <div class="post_thumb"><a href="%post_url%">%post_thumb%</a></div>
        <div class="post_content">
            <h4><a href="%post_url%">%post_title%</a></h4>
            <div class="post_excerpt">%post_excerpt%</div>

Template valiables

  • %post_id% – ID of the Page
  • %width% – Width of block for single page
  • %post_url% – Page permalink
  • %post_thumb% – for Post thubmail
  • %post_title% – Page title
  • %post_excerpt% – Page excerpt


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This plug-in is not guaranteed though the user of WordPress can freely use this plug-in free of charge regardless of the purpose.
The author must acknowledge the thing that the operation guarantee and the support in this plug-in use are not done at all beforehand.


Author: Takayuki Miyauchi

Tags: shortcode

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