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How to auto-expand sidebar page tree to show children of current page?

Server version 6.10.1

In the sidebar, i'd like my users to click a parent page, not expand it, but click it, then when the page loads, it has expanded the child pages to show what's included. 

In the Space Tools sidebar box, i've got {pagetree:startDepth=2}, but {pagetree:startDepth=2|root=@self} doesn't work, like it does for the Page Tree macro. It errors off, saying "The root page @self could not be found in space WD NMCI." 

I've tried some others from the page tree macro, but it never works.

root=@parent returns "Error formatting macro: pagetree: java.lang.NullPointerException"

Obviously the sidebar isn't the same as the macro...

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Oh. I'm dumb. Apparently the functionality i'm looking for is enabled by default...... if you aren't using startDepth.

I've had startDepth enabled this whole time. Never thought to not use it. Would be nice is we could use startDepth and have this functionality work also.

So we're just going to remove startDepth, move the pages we want up one level and call it a day.

Hi, I have a similar problem. I use the page tree macro in the sidebar. I added the macro by using wiki markup in the sidebar section (within the space configuration) like this:


{pagetree:root=WKI Home|sort=position|excerpt=false|reverse=false|expandCollapseAll=false|startDepth=1|searchBox=false}


I would like my users to see (only!) the child pages of the current page. How can I achieve this? I followed Frank's suggestion and removed the startDepth parameter but nothing changed. Still, the child pages of the current page are not showed.

Additional information: We use server version 7.4.1

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