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20 Jun

WordPress – Exclude page children from the WP search results


Want to exclude a page’s children from displaying in the search results? Heres how:

This example will exclude any child pages of 125 but only if the user is not logged in.

function SearchFilter($query) {
if ($query->is_search) {
if ( !is_user_logged_in() ) {
// exclude children of page 125
$parent = 125;
$children_data = get_pages( array(
'child_of' => $parent,
'post_type' => 'page'
) );
$excludes = array($parent);
foreach( $children_data as $child ) {
array_push($excludes, $child->ID);
$query->set('post__not_in', $excludes);
return $query;

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