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I search on this site and found many answers for this question. Most of them is not working on my theme.

Here is a one solution I found and it's working according to my need.

function wp_nav_menu_no_ul()
{
    $options = array(
        'echo' => false,
        'container' => false,
        'theme_location' => 'primary'
    );

    $menu = wp_nav_menu($options);
    echo preg_replace(array(
        '#^<ul[^>]*>#',
        '#</ul>$#'
    ), '', $menu);

}

This code will remove ul at beginning and the end of wp_nav_menu(). So in my theme I just write

<ul class="primary-nav">
<?php  wp_nav_menu_no_ul(); ?>
</ul>

But the problem is coming again when I do not add or activate any menu via admin. http://domain.com/wp-admin/nav-menus.php

Question :

How do I remove the <div><ul>**</ul></div> whether the menu is active or not. Let me know


Finally I got it worked :) functions.php

function wp_nav_menu_no_ul()
{
    $options = array(
        'echo' => false,
        'container' => false,
        'theme_location' => 'primary',
        'fallback_cb'=> 'default_page_menu'
    );

    $menu = wp_nav_menu($options);
    echo preg_replace(array(
        '#^<ul[^>]*>#',
        '#</ul>$#'
    ), '', $menu);

}

function default_page_menu() {
   wp_list_pages('title_li=');
} 

header.php

<ul class="primary-nav">
<?php  wp_nav_menu_no_ul(); ?>
</ul>
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Why do you want to remove the UL when you add it again anyway? You can use the menu_class and menu_id parameters to set a class and/or id attribute on the UL. –  user2370 Jan 28 '11 at 13:52
    
I want use superfish. menu_class and menu_id only will working if menu is activated. If the menu doesn't exists menu_class and menu_id is not as <ul> but as <div>. thats why too much question about wp_nav_menu() you may test it :) –  haha Jan 28 '11 at 14:10
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4 Answers 4

up vote 5 down vote accepted

The function wp_nav_menu takes an argument of fallback_cb which is the name of the function to run if the menu doesn't exist. so change you code to something like this:

function wp_nav_menu_no_ul()
{
    $options = array(
        'echo' => false,
        'container' => false,
        'theme_location' => 'primary',
        'fallback_cb'=> 'fall_back_menu'
    );

    $menu = wp_nav_menu($options);
    echo preg_replace(array(
        '#^<ul[^>]*>#',
        '#</ul>$#'
    ), '', $menu);

}

function fall_back_menu(){
    return;
}

you can even remove the container from the menu and do other stuff with some more arguments sent to the wp_nav_menu function

Hope this helps.

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@בניית אתרים - Thanks for your explanation. But I'm getting blur here. According to the note on nav-menu-template.php fallback_cb - If the menu doesn't exists, a callback function will fire. Defaults to 'wp_page_menu'. Set to false for no fallback What should I replace to make wp_nav_menu_no_ul() working if I set false to the fallback_cb ? Because it return blank for now. –  haha Jan 28 '11 at 11:49
    
Now understood :) Thanks a lot בניית אתרים. BTW, how do I pronounce your nickname? Mine ha ha –  haha Jan 28 '11 at 12:08
    
LOL, glad you go it. –  Bainternet Jan 28 '11 at 12:17
    
I've wondered the same thing, it's Hebrew i assume, what would be an accurate translation, out of curiousity.. :) –  t31os Jan 28 '11 at 15:55
    
:) yes it Hebrew and its a nick i picked up a while a go that if properly translated means something like "web design". –  Bainternet Jan 28 '11 at 16:17
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Actually, Wordpress supports this by default:

wp_nav_menu(array(
    'items_wrap' => '%3$s'
));

The default for items_wrap is <ul id=\"%1$s\" class=\"%2$s\">%3$s</ul>.

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The below code should simple do it.

<?php 

  $my_menu = array( 
  'menu' => 'main-menu',
  'container' => '',
  'items_wrap' => '%3$s' 
  );

  wp_nav_menu( $my_menu );

?>

Reference this link for the wp_nav_menu function http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_nav_menu

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For me what worked was this:

<?php wp_nav_menu( array(
       'container' => '',
       'items_wrap' => '%3$s' 
) ); ?>

Hope it helps.

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