If you have lot of pages in your wordpress site then it becomes quite big problem selecting parent pages from a huge drop down.

There is a way to show only selected pages in the drop down as selectable parent pages.

This is never an issue for bloggers who have majority of their content in posts as there is no need to select parent post for a blog.

Download this plugin from WordPress plugin directory

Step 1: Create a custom field/Radio button to select if the page is to be listed in the drop down or not

 

Step 2: Save the option to the post custom field

 

Step 3: Limit pages listed in the page attributes drop down and quick edit parent page drown down

 

In Step 3 we are checking for pages which have custom field parent_dropdown set to 0 and excluding those pages from the page attributes drop down pages

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