Navigation Menu is a theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for introducing customised navigation menus into a theme. In order to incorporate menu support into your theme, you need to add a few code segments to your theme files.

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wp_nav_menu sort order?

Hey Guys, I'm trying to build a right aligned, wrapping capable wp_nav_menu powered menu. Is there a way to have it rendered backwards, so that float: right; would work and not mess up the order? I ...
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Add Commas Between Menu Items?

I created a menu in wordpress in the Menus section of the backend is there any way to display the menu links with commas so it displays as Link1, Link2, Link3, Link4?
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Remove unusable metaboxes in nav menu management screen

When you visit wp-admin/nav-menus.php and there is no menu you get a set of metaboxes you cannot use. The only thing they do is drawing attention away from the Create Menu dialog. I want to hide ...
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Highlight parent menu item when child is not in menu

I want to highlight the parent of a child page in the menu when the child page itself is not in the menu. I know this would work if you add the child as a sub page but that isn't the case. Any ideas?...
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Attaching a navigation menu to the admin bar?

I have seen a number of solutions of how to manually attach links to the new WP admin bar, but I need to make this much easier for my site admins. It occurred to me that the easiest solution would be ...
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Whats the difference between current_page_item and current-menu-item

Whats the difference between current_page_item and current-menu-item when using Custom Menus .current_page_item{} // Class for Current Page .current-cat{} // Class for Current Category .current-menu-...
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How Does The Walker Class Work?

Can someone explain to me how the Walker Class works? Do the methods inside the class always need to overload the parent method?
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Add Javascript to Wordpress Menu

Is there a way to put javascript in the URL portion of a Wordpress menu item? I have a live chat function on my site, and I am supposed to put this code onto the site to make a link to open the live ...
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Add Dividers or Separators Between Nav Menu Items

Does anybody have an idea on how to allow a user to drop in separators or dividers between certain nav menu items? Google only seems to bring up rookie CSS tips for first/last child selectors but I ...
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Add class to top level menu item if it has multiple child levels

I have a WP nav menu, and I need to add a class to any top-level <li> if that item has more than one level of child items (meaning, its child submenu has a submenu too). Like this: <ul> ...
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How can I add (custom) modules to Appearance -> Menus?

Does anyone know how I can add (custom) modules to Appearance -> Menus? (Or has a link with explanation on how to do this) so that when people change their menu in the backend they can choose what to ...
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Menu items (all menus) being deleted randomly on their own [duplicate]

This is really driving me up the wall now. Randomly, all my menu items for all menus are just being deleted on their own. Not the menus themselves but all items within them. This is a custom theme ...
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Add custom menu item using wp_nav_menu_items filter

I have added a snippet to add a "Profile" link to my website navigation menu. My code: add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_items', 'my_nav_menu_profile_link'); function my_nav_menu_profile_link($menu) { ...
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Highlighting current item of custom post types' sub pages, listed by wp_list_pages

The below code is for listing the custom post types itself and its children in the sidebar. The code works great but does not highlight the sub pages. In functions.php: if(!function_exists('...
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Is there a way to limit the number of top level items in a custom menu?

I wish to implement the wordpress 3 menus API in a client site, but the designs has restraint on the width of the top level menu items. How can I be sure the client won't exceed that limit?
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Any walker causes blank menu?

Using the following, or any other custom Walker_Nav_Menu seems to cause a blank navigation menu, I tried specifying the default to make sure I wasn't going crazy yet it still blanks the output... Any ...
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Taxonomy slug by term ID

I'm trying to modify wp_nav_menu to display term thumbnails. To get those thumbnails I need term ID and taxonomy slug: $thumbnailimg = get_the_term_thumbnail($term_id, '$taxonomy', 'medium'); I ...
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Show only 2nd level of navigation depending on active navigation

For example, suppose a menu like so: Parent 1 Child A Child B Parent 1 Child C Child D Child E Parent 2 Child F In a certain part of my template, I want something to show depending on ...
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Nav Menu meta failing to import

I'm the author of the Nav Menu Roles plugin that lets you display/hide menu items based on the user's role. It has come to my attention that the menu item meta does not import when using the regular ...
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Large WP 3.0 menu times out and won't save

I have a large menu containing 10 parent items with roughly 7 child items each that I am trying to build using the WP-admin > Appearance > Menus. I have nearly all the menu items added but now my wp-...
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Removing container from wp_nav_menu not working

I'm converting this html menu to wordpress: <ul> <li><a href="/" class="current"><span>Home</span></a></li> <li><a href="/"><span>...
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Add “Logout” link to navigation menu

How can I add a link to the primary navigation menu with the class="right" attribute? I tried to add a static link to example.com/wp-logout.php?action=logout but that leads to a logout confirmation ...
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Show child pages by menu order using Superfish Dropdown menu?

I'm using the superfish dropdown menu to create a drop down menu. It's created the menu fine showing all the parent pages with the child pages in drop down's below. The only problem I have is that ...
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How do I pass an argument to my custom walker?

I've set up a custom walker, and it works as desired when I hard code my variable. What I want is to be able to call my walker and pass it a variable that is used in the walker. For example: '...
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Query menu_order custom post types

I added 'supports' => 'page-attributes' to my custom post type, and now i have the meta box for page ordering. When i use the argument 'sort_column' => 'menu_order' with get_pages() on my ...
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Show specific menu item from wp_nav_menu based on id

I have a wp_nav_menu "Main Menu" such as the following: Top Level (#menu-item-1) Sub Item Sub Item Top Level (#menu-item-2) Sub Item Top Level (#menu-item-3) Sub Item A Sub Item B Sub Item a.1 ...
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Show a WP 3.0 Custom Menu in an HTML Select with Auto-Navigation?

As part of a theme for a client, I want to be able to show a custom menu (defined via the admin) in a select box that automatically changes pages after changing the selection. Is there a plugin (or a ...
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Overwriting Core Wordpress Functions with Plugins

Is there a way to overwrite a core function is the Wordpress core using a plugin? I don't need to inject code, I need to replace the function entirely with a re-written version. The specific function ...
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WordPress built in breadcrumb trail menu?

Looking for a breadcrumb menu that can be called (preferably from a sidebar widget in header.php) that lists... Home > Parent Post/Page > Current Page/Post or alternately... Home > Parent Category >...
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wp_nav_menu() custom container and container_id

So today I started work on my first Wordpress theme and so far it's been a lot of fun. However, I have had difficulty in getting wp_nav_menu() to do what I want. Here's what I want: <nav id="...
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Pulling Featured Images in to a WordPress Menu

I've got a simple static list marked up like this that I'd like to turn in to a WordPress Menu: <ul> <li><a href="#"><img src="http://placekitten.com/200/300"></a>&...
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How to display wp_nav_menu() conditionally only when not on a 404 page?

I made a custom design for my site. On my header i put my navigation so everytime i call the header the navigation will be called to, so that i would not be calling it all the time. But now i have a ...
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wordpress nav menu using twitter bootstrap

I'm using twitter bootstrap in my theme. I'm trying to use bootstrap menu in my theme. But it use custom attributes like data-toggle. Here is the full code. <ul class="nav"> <...
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Exclude one item from wp_list_pages( $args );

I have a menu that is currently shown with wp_list_pages( 'title_li=' ); This shows all the sub pages from all the pages in the menu. I want to exclude a page with id 56 from displaying its sub items....
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Show just one level of child pages, wp_list_pages woe

I'm working on a site that has a fairly large page structure a few levels deep - in some sections there are a lot of pages. The basic setup is something like this... Parent Parent Parent -Child -...
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Filter out built-in wp_nav_menu classes but keep custom class

Im trying to remove / filter our all the classes from the wp_nav_menu, EXCEPT the custom ones that i insert (in the "CSS Classes (optional)" field) when creating the menu in the admin. I found a ...
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wp_nav_menu always falls back to a menu

hey all, i'm writing an automated function that generates a menu from a function. it calls wp_nav_menu on each item from an array, because i want this to be dynamic. the problem is, no matter how i ...
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adding some custom html code to the wp_nav_menu function

I would like to implement some custom html code to the wp_nav_menu function in WordPress so that I can add a bootstrap modal box to a navigation menu link but I am unsure how to go about it. The post ...
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Remove a menu item in menu

I know this has been asked many times. But from what i got after searching, i could not understand much. I have used wp_update_nav_menu_item to add menu items programatically. But i don't know how to ...
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Dynamically link to the latest post or simulate request of specific post in page template

I want to have a link in the wordpress menu pointing to the latest post of a specific category. Because I am not able put a dynamic URL in the wordpress menu, my approach was to put a page with a ...
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Is it possible to add classes to list items in wp_nav_menu()?

I am using <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'header-menu', 'menu_class' => 'nav-bar', 'container' => 'nav' ) ); ?> to output my ...
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remove last separator?

using; $args = array( 'menu' => 'mainmenu', 'container' => 'ul', 'menu_class' => 'span-10 clearfix', 'after'=>'/'); wp_nav_menu($args); which gives me; london/munich/artists/fairs & ...
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Removing link '<a>' from '<li>' menu for some “links” without JS

I want some of my navigation menu items to show plain text, without a hyperlink. Usually, this code appeared: <ul class="..." id="..."> <li><a href="">my item</a> </li> &...
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Convert output of nav_menu items into a tree-like multidimensional array

Is there any way to grab the nav menu items as a multidimensional array instead of a flat array? By a tree-like structure I mean something that would preserve relationship between child and parent ...
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Custom wp_nav_menu output (displaying all child elements of top menu element in current branch)

I would like to create a walker function, or modify somehow current wp_nav_menus so it can produce a custom output. Let's imagine this structure: menu item 1 menu item 2 submenu item a submenu item ...
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Create a formatted table-like menu

I've just put the site up a couple weeks ago and adding some more things to it for my friend however there's got to be an easier way to lay content out over wordpress. I've having a hard time with it ...
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How to apply a class to the second word in menu list item?

I want to apply a class to a word in my menu. For example, say I have a list item in my menu called "My Item". I would like to apply a class to the word "Item" so that I can style it anyway I want. ...
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Directing a page to a default subpage

I would like to introduce page-hierarchy navigation in my WordPress blog using subpages. So each page may have sub-pages, but I'd like that when a visitor clicks on a page header he will be redirected ...
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Allow html tags in WordPress Custom Menus Description Field

I added descriptions to my menus using this post, Menu items description?. However I need to be able to use html tags and WordPress is stripping them out. Can anyone help?
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How to highlight the right item in the navbar

In my site i have a navbar which is created by using the new feature of wordpress 3 - "the menus ".In my site this navbar conatins both categories and pages. When I'm in a single post / sub-page , ...