$page->children() method

Return this page’s children, optionally filtered by a selector

By default, hidden, unpublished and no-access pages are excluded unless include=x (where "x" is desired status) is specified. If a selector isn't needed, children can also be accessed directly by property with $page->children.

Examples

// Render navigation for all child pages below this one
foreach($page->children() as $child) {
  echo "<li><a href='$child->url'>$child->title</a></li>";
}
// Retrieve just the 3 newest children
$newest = $page->children("limit=3, sort=-created");

Usage

// basic usage
$items = $page->children();

// usage with all arguments
$items = $page->children(string $selector = '', array $options = []);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
selector (optional)string

Selector to use, or omit to return all children.

options (optional)array

Optional options to modify behavior, the same as those provided to Pages::find.

Return value

PageArray array

Returns PageArray for most cases. Returns regular PHP array if using the findIDs option.

See Also


$page methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.148

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