How to List Pages in the Sidebar of Your WordPress Blog

Hi, everyone.  Welcome to  In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can list the pages you’ve created on your website in the sidebar of your blog.  And by doing this, I’m going to show you how you can do it by inserting a widget, and I’m also going to show you how you can do it by inserting a code.

And what’s going to happen is, it’s going to then display a list of all the static pages you’ve created on your website.  And what it’ll do is it’ll
have a link that is available for your readers to click and then easily navigate to that page.  So the first thing I want to show you is how to list the pages by adding a widget.

So what you want to do is come down to “Appearance” on your navigation menu and scroll down to where it says“Widgets.”  And this will bring you to the widgets page.  So what you’re going to do here is scroll down ‘til you see where it says “Pages.”   You’re going to click this link, and you’re  going to drag it and drop it in any widget area that you want for your blog.

Now what it will do is without even inserting any information, it will automatically put the pages that you want and that you already have on your blog. And then just click “Save” if you are going to insert any information.

The next step that you can do is come down to where it says “Editor” on your “Appearance” setting on your navigation menu, and you will get to an “Edit Themes” page.  What you want to do now is insert a code into a template.  So you can choose any template you want; I prefer the sidebar template.

So you’re going to scroll down this templates list, click on where it says “Sidebar,” which is what we are already on.  You’re going to come over to this big text box, and you’re going to insert this code here.  I’m going to highlight it, but I’ll also put it up on the screen.  After you list this
code, you want to update the file.

And now if we go to, we will see – and there will be two of them now, but we will see our widget for pages, and we will see how it will look if we were to insert it as a code in a template sheet.  So clearly, you don’t want both, but these are just two ways that can allow you to
list the pages that you’ve created in the sidebar of your blog.

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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.