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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to wordpress theme design and php, so please excuse me if this is rudimentary.
    I am trying to setup a wordpress site that has a video archive page similar to the one on CSS-Tricks.
    I have individual video pages created as a sub-page of the video archive page.
    On the video archive page I have the individual video pages linked to dynamically using..

    if ($children) { ?>

    Also on the individual video pages, I have a custom field setup called "thumb" that I place the URL of the post thumbnail in.
    I would like to access the custom field info from the parent video page and have the image display in the list item of the dynamically generated links.

    In other words I would like to dynamically load all the images from the sub-page custom field on parent page.

    I hope that this makes sense.

    Any help is much appreciated.



    As far as I know, you can only echo the meta data from inside "the_loop"

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    Chris Coyier

    Yeah that sounds about right. Perhaps you should do a well-executed query_posts() to get those child pages, so then you are inside the loop and have access to the page titles AND can grab that image that is a custom field.


    If you only need a flat list of posts under the current page then simply using query_posts with a loop would be your best option. The only problem is if you have hierarchical pages, which would require nested lists, as that is a little more complicated to acheive and it is this that most of the magic inside wp_list_pages is dedicated to.

    I think you could use the following (untested) code as a starting point:

    if (have_posts()) : while(have_posts()) : the_post();

    echo ‘

  • ‘ . ‘ID) . ‘” title=”‘ . attribute_escape(apply_filters(‘the_title’, $post->post_title)) . ‘”>’ . ‘
  • ‘;

    endwhile; endif;


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