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This is a wordpress function that will return the parent of the current page.
<?php
/**
* Function is responsible for returning the parent of the current
* page.
*
* This function should be placed in your functions.php file, or equivalent
*
* @param unknown_type $post
* @return object
*/
function get_post_parent( $post=null )
{
//initializing
global $wp_the_query;
if (!$post)
$post = $wp_the_query->post;
//reasons to return false
if (!is_object($post) || is_wp_error($post)) return false;
if (!$post->post_parent) return false;
//load and return the parent
$parent = get_post($post->post_parent);
return $parent;
}
/**
* Function is responsible for returning the parent page if it exists or
* returning the current page if the parent does not exist.
*
* This function should be placed in your functions.php file, or equivalent
*
* @return object
*/
function get_highlighted_excerpt()
{
if (!$post = get_post_parent())
{
global $post;
}
return $post;
}
// these next lines of code should be placed in the location that you
// want to output the parent title and excerpt
// if the parent page exists
if ($parent = get_highlighted_excerpt())
{
echo "<h1>{$parent->post_title}</h1>",
"<p>{$parent->post_excerpt}</p>";
}
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jonathonbyrdziak commented Aug 11, 2011

Let me know if this helped you at all. You can always tip me via paypal at jonathonbyrd@gmail.com

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