How do I hide ‘child’ pages

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    I am using the new Enterprise theme and have several ‘child’ pages under a ‘parent’ page. Originally I was using the Digg 3 Column theme and created ‘child’ pages so that those pages would not appear in the Header, but I could still link to them.

    In the Enterprise theme, the header has a drop down which shows all the ‘child’ pages. I love this feature, but I would REALLY love to know if there is a way for me to hide or exclude some ‘child’ pages (all under Links) from the drop down.

    Thank you for your time!

    The blog I need help with is



    The Enterprise theme has two rows the top row displays Parent pages with drop-downs to child pages and the second row displays Categories with dropdowns to sub-categories. As far as I know the child pages cannot be hidden. I will flag this thread so it’s moved to the Themes Forum and Staff will answer you.



    P.S. I also forgot to say The ten Categories most frequently used are what’s displayed. and I don’t believe that the sub-categories can be hidden either.



    Thanks timethief.

    I recall seeing that using the Pages Widget it’s possible to hide pages using their PageID, was hoping something similar was possible.

    I appreciate your thoughts –


    It’s possible in a few other themes, but not in Enterprise.



    Yes we can use the Pages widget to hide sub-pages on themes that don’t display sub-pages in the horizontal menu but this theme does. I haven’t tried it but I have a hunch that the widget settings will only eliminate sub-pages displays in the widget in the sidebar, and not eliminate the display in the horizontal menu. Please post again with an update of the results if you do try it.



    I just tried excluding the pages using the PageID in the Page Widget – it did not hide/exclude the pages from the drop down in the header.

    Good thought, but no luck – thanks :)


    I meant it’s possible in a few themes with top navigation.



    ~~ Waving to Panos
    Would you care to share which themes >em> with top navigation we can hide sub-pages in. :)

    Thanks for the update. I didn’t think it would work. It sounds like you will have to try another theme if this is a must have for you.



    Thanks :)



    So, I found a work around for this issue.

    I created a ‘fake’ parent page and called it “[space].” And then I created a ‘fake’ child page called “[.]” and under that fake child page, I tucked all the pages which I do not want shown in the header.

    Since the parent page is only a single space, you cannot select its child pages – but if your cursor hovers over it, you can see the child pages (which is just the one child pages called, ‘.’ ). And since you cannot select the child page, you cannot see the dozens of pages I have tucked under that one.

    It’s not a perfect solution, but it will be my duct-tape solution. If anyone has any other ideas (CSS?) I would love to hear.

    Thanks for your help!



    Way to go! :)



    I encountered the exact same thing. Love the above workaround, but in the new Bueno theme the “space” page really made its presence known in the top nav by having a line there.

    I was about to try an underscore when I realized . . . there’s a checkmark to “make private.” So I made the blank parent private, and whoosh, all gone from top nav, no danger of accidental hovering.

    Hope that helps further.


    Hello The easiest way to do this with out seeing any (.) or Lines is make a page called “blank” and install the plug-in Called “Exclude Pages” then set the blank page to be excluded ( it will be on the page edit at the bottom right corner unchecked the box) and then parent all other pages to it and they will be hidden too.



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