How to use a custom blurb when listing pages

January 18, 2009 at 8:42 am

In this recipe, I’m going to show you how to get a list of pages along with a custom key from each page, used to create a description.

The first thing to do is to paste the following code where you want your pages to be listed. It can be your sidebar, or a page template, for exemple.

<?php
$pages = get_pages(); 
    foreach($pages as $page) {
        $custom_blurb = get_post_meta($page->ID, 'custom_blurb', true); 
	echo "<h3><a href=\"".get_page_link($page->ID)."\">$page->post_title</a></h3>";
	echo $custom_blurb;  
    }
?>

Once you saved your file, write some pages and add the custom_blurb custom field. As a value, give a description of the page.
Your pages will now be listed along with a custom description. Nice, isn’t it?