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I want to "save" my menus into transients. I want to update those when there's been any changes to the menus via the admin custom menus. I've looked for an action but can't see to find anything. Perhaps I missed the obvious?

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http://adambrown.info/p/wp_hooks/hook/wp_update_nav_menu?version=3.5&file=wp-includes/nav-menu.php :

do_action( 'wp_update_nav_menu', $menu_id, $menu_data );

Consequently, a nav menu is a custom post type, as are its menu items, so all of the usual hooks for publish/save/update/trash apply

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Ha! Thx. I was searching for save, not update. Good stuff. Thank you @TomJNowell – Chief Alchemist Mar 27 '13 at 11:00
If it's the correct answer could you mark it as correct? – Tom J Nowell Mar 27 '13 at 11:37

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