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Check if a Page has any Children or Subpages

Code snippet that checks if a page has any children/subpages.

To check if a page has any children/subpages, insert the following into your functions.php file,


Check if a page has any children / subpages

function has_children($post_id) {
$children = get_pages("child_of=$post_id");
if( count( $children ) != 0 ) { return true; } // Has Children
else { return false; } // No children


then in your template call it as follows (within an if statement usually):


Jean Galea
Jean Galea
Jean Galea is an investor, entrepreneur, and blogger. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and Spotlight, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

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