WordPress Query Pages By Page Template – Go To Page On Change


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WordPress Query Pages By Page Template – Go To Page On Change

Today we’re going to look at a quick post snippet that I surprising use quite often. First, I often find it necessary to query posts based on a custom page template. This query is fairly simple as the post template is stored as a meta key value in the database. Therefore, our query looks like this:

<?php $pages = get_pages(array(
	'meta_key' => '_wp_page_template',
	'meta_value' => 'custom-page-template.php',
));
foreach($pages as $page){ ?>
<h3><?php echo $page->post_title; ?></h3>
<?php } ?>

However, in several occasions I’ve wanted to put this snippet within a form select dropdown that would then go the the page URL on change. In order to accomplish this, I’ve combined the above function within a form like so:

<form name="myform">
    <select class="page-jump" name="menu" onChange="window.document.location.href=this.options[this.selectedIndex].value;" value="GO">
        <option selected="selected">Select A Page</option>
        <?php $pages = get_pages(array(
			'meta_key' => '_wp_page_template',
			'meta_value' => 'custom-page-template.php',
		));
		foreach($pages as $page){ ?>
        <option value="<?php echo get_page_link( $page->ID ); ?>"><?php echo $page->post_title; ?></option>
        <?php } ?>
    </select>
</form>

Just like that, we’ve created a nice form that queries in all WordPress pages with the custom page template of custom-page-template.php and then added functionality so on select change, we will go to the page permalink.

That’s it for the day, I hope it is useful!


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