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WordPress: Instant Parent Navigation

WordPress: Instant Parent Navigation

WordPress: Instant Parent Navigation

I know there are a lot of new WordPress developers out there trying to figure out the core framework. From time to time, we’ll post a few tips here and there so that you can gain some insight into what we do. Here’s a trick that you may have not come across yet. If you want to load the navigation dynamically in WordPress (meaning ever additional pages added in the backend will also show up on the frontend menu) , here’s the code that can make it happen.

<?php wp_list_pages(); ?>

This code above will call in the navigation dynamically as is.  However if you do decide that you only want to show the parent navigation, you can simply add a parameter to the function.

<?php wp_list_pages(‘depth=1’); ?>

What we are instructing WordPress to do is to create a list of pages that we have in the backend, then only show the top level navigation. If you change that 1 to a 2, WordPress will output the top level and second level navigation, ignoring anything outside of that.  If you want to see the full definition of the function, you can check it out here:


Useful Apple Shortcuts or HotKeys

Useful Apple Shortcuts or HotKeys

Useful Apple Shortcuts or HotKeys

When I first started using the MacBook, I had a hard time being productive. The reason is all the hotkeys that I was used to in Windows. It is imperative to learn keyboard shortcuts to keep things moving quickly. I sit in front of the computer 24/7 and I cannot imagine myself living without these shortcuts below:

  • Command+Q – quits the current application
  • Command+W – closes an active window that you may have open in your current application
  • Command+H – hides your current application
  • Command+Space – open your spotlight search
  • Command+P – opens the print screen for the current window
  • Command+M – minimizes the current window
  • Command+I – gets the file information
  • Command+N – brings up a new finder window
  • Shift+Command+N – creates a new folder
  • Command+Tab – switch between current active applications
  • Command+T – opens a new tab in Safari
  • Command+N – opens a new window in Safari
  • Command+Del – puts the selected file in the trash

There are tons of shortcuts depending on what application you are using.  We will try to cover that in later blog posts but for now, these commands are essential to new Mac users.


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