wordpress - how to get rid of parent menu item in sidebar

Notice on this page how the "In The News" section is highlighted.


There is also an "In the News" header at the top of the sidebar:
<h2 class="sidebartitle">In the News</h2>

I don't want this h2 to show when I go to the "In the News" page. I just want the "In the News" link to show. The one that is currently below the "Plasticos Foundation" link in the sidebar.

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jrm213jrm213Connect With a Mentor Commented:
oh you know what you could do though...

you could use

if is_category to surround the whole statement and use two different wp_list_categories calls. I initially thought you meant a conditional for inside the wp_list_categories parameter string...

if is_category(['id,title or slug  of your category'])
wp_list_categories('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=0&title_li=<h2 class="sidebartitle">' . __('Categories') . '</h2>');
edit sidebar.php to not display that h2 if on that page...

can you post the contents or upload your sidebar.php?
phillystyle123Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply,

sidebar attached. Actually, what I'd really like to do is to list a page that is using "In the News" as a parent underneath the "In the News" link so if you were on this page:


<h2 class="sidebartitle">In the News</h2> wouldn't appear and the sidebar would output as follows:

Plasticos Foundation
In the News
>Articles (In the News is the parent)
Read Our Blog

Perhaps I need to make the "In the News link go away instead?
  <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>
    global $notfound;
    if (is_page() and ($notfound != '1')) {
        $current_page = $post->ID;
        while($current_page) {
            $page_query = $wpdb->get_row("SELECT ID, post_title, post_status, post_parent FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE ID = '$current_page'");
            $current_page = $page_query->post_parent;
        $parent_id = $page_query->ID;
        $parent_title = $page_query->post_title;
        // if ($wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_parent = '$parent_id' AND post_status != 'attachment'")) {
        if ($wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_parent = '$parent_id' AND post_type != 'attachment'")) {

    <?php } } ?>
		<?php wp_list_categories('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=0&title_li=<h2 class="sidebartitle">' . __('Categories') . '</h2>'); ?>
    <li class="widget">
      <h2 class="sidebartitle"><?php _e('Archives'); ?></h2>
      <ul class="list-archives">
        <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>
    <li class="widget">
      <h2 class="sidebartitle"><?php _e('Links'); ?></h2>
      <ul class="list-blogroll">
			$links = get_bookmarks('orderby=name&order=ASC&limit=-1'); 
			foreach($links as $link){
				echo '<li><a href="'.$link -> link_url.'">'.$link -> link_name.'</a></li>';
	<li class="widget">
      <h2 class="sidebartitle">Meta</h2>
      <ul class="list-meta">
		<li><a href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" title="<?php _e('Syndicate this site using RSS'); ?>"><?php _e('<abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>'); ?></a></li>
		<li><a href="<?php bloginfo('comments_rss2_url'); ?>" title="<?php _e('The latest comments to all posts in RSS'); ?>"><?php _e('Comments <abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>'); ?></a></li>
		<li><a href="http://mythem.es/" title="mythem.es">My Themes</a></li>
		<?php wp_meta(); ?>
  <?php endif; ?>
<!--/sidebar -->

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ok so to get rid of the <h2> at the top of the sidebar


&title_li=<h2 class="sidebartitle">' . __('Categories') . '</h2>'

from the call to wp_list_categories at linie 24 above

In order to do what you are specifying as far as listing pages under a specific category, you can do that but there isn't a function to just do it, you will have to get your data and then run some replaces to inject the pages into the correct spot.
phillystyle123Author Commented:
i only want to get rid of it for the "In the News" page - is there some sort of conditional I can use ala
<?php if ( is_front_page() ) { ?>?
unfortunately, not that I know of. You will most likely need to build the menu yourself using get_categories
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