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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Using Image Links in Wordpress Navigation Menus Instead Of Text Links

Does wordpress support the capability to use images in the navigation menus instead of text links? I searched for this capability and found a site that shows how to include images in the menu through ...
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How to Programically add to the new WordPress menus

Pre WordPress 3.x I was using: add_action( 'init', 'product_register' ); add_filter( 'wp_page_menu', 'custom_page_nav', 90 ); function product_register() { // register_post_type( 'product', ...
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Adding Post Counts to Menu (Nav) Programmatically?

I'm fairly stumped on this. Without getting too query-heavy, I was wondering what path one might take to produce a menu that links to a category of posts, and displays in parenthesis how many new ...
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Keeping parent menu items active in child pages

I'm a begginer in php and css. I would like to know how to keep an top-menu item underlined while navigating on child pages. Here is my layout: I have a navigation menu, listing all my parent pages ...
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Make Theme automatically choose default nav menu

I have been developing a WordPress theme. I want to be able to, once activated, look to see if there is already a menu created in the backend. If it exists then choose it and use as the primary menu, ...
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How can i change menu link when page content empty?

I have a menu with parent and child. I created menu from admin panel using Appearance >> Menus with selecting page. But some of my parent pages content empty so i want to set link(null) when page ...
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Move admin menu at the end

I installed a plugin for my users in WPMU and I want to make it appear at the end of the admin menu .... I tried this but the menu never appears at the end: function custom_menu_order($menu_ord) { ...
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Should the caching of WordPress menus be specific to each page?

Introduction In optimizing large WordPress Websites for performance I always look at caching certain parts of the Website, mostly (of course) those that require a lot of Queries/calculation. For the ...
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Customize the menu by adding items

I need to display a simple menu like this: <nav class="main"> <a href="/" class="home"> <span class="logo"></span> <span class="company-name">My ...
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Creating new dynamic menu including BP links [closed]

Perhaps I have missed something fundamental, but I am attempting to include the various dynamic menu items included with BuddyPress and other add-ons to my primary drop-down menu. For example, the ...
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How to implement separate sub-menus?

I want to implement two menus that work like this: Cars *Animals <-selected Recipes -- Bear *Dog <-selected Cat So the top menu in the main menu, the the menu below is the ...
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Custom Nav Walker menu - Display category count

I have a custom walker menu.( See the code below) I would like to have my nav menu like this: Where 495 is the total of the records containing childrens. Where 42 Number of published articles. ...
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Extend walker class with custom post types [closed]

I'm using the walker class below, but I can't make it work with custom posts. class Zwp_Walker_Nav_Menu_Dynamic extends Walker_Nav_Menu { function end_el(&$output, $item, $depth) { ...
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How do I create a magazine type menu - sub-menu setup using wp_nav_menu and child of twentyten? [closed]

I'm trying to create a menu and submenu with a child theme of twentyten, similar to this at the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/ where when the site is first opened, it displays a set of childs, and ...
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Navigation menu with children shown only for current page

I've been playing around with Wordpress' menu functionality (wp_nav_menu and wp_list_pages) to build a menu for my site. It's coming along, but I'm still having some trouble getting the behaviour I'd ...
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How to add a data attribute to a WordPress menu item

I'm Twitter Bootstrap and need to add data-toggle="modal" attribute to the a tag of menu link. Upon searching most all results reference doing a walking for Twitter Bootstrap dropdown menus however ...
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Adding a class (arrows) to main menu links that have children?

I'm wondering if it is possible to add different classes to second/third/fourth/etc-level items that have children in Appearance > Menus tree? That's how I call the menu: <?php $menu_args = ...
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How to stop mobile theme inheriting desktop navigation menu?

UPDATE************ Well I have a working solution, although not ideal. Using the Genesis sandbox child theme which has a mobile nav button built-in, I was able to set that to use the primary nav ...
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Wordpress default menu in database

There are 3 menus in my wordpress(3.5) now. Main menu (default from wp) Footer menu (default from wp) Test menu Now I have kept test menu as default. Where does Wordpress store this thing? I ...
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How to add meta box to backend menu page

I need to add a meta box to the backend menu page, in Appearance->Menus (/wp-admin/nav-menus.php), to list all the available post types, both the defaults & the custom ones. It will contain a ...
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Exclude Private, Draft pages from Primary Nav when using custom menu

I'm looking for ways to prevent "private" and "draft" pages from appearing (to non-logged-in admins) in a site's Primary Navigation menu which is based on a custom menu - other than manually removing ...
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wp_nav_menu log in/out link?

I have a wp_nav_menu showing pages, but I'd also like to include a log in/out link, based on the current state of the user, which will redirect them to the home page. I've looked far and wide, but ...
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HTTPS page link in menu

Ok, so I have a wordpress site with a lot of pages and menus that I've defined in the appearance/menus section of wordpress. One of my pages has a little payment form on, which I'd like to link to ...
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wp_nav_menu doesn't generate parent/ancestor classes

I don't know why the proper classes for menu item are not generated - all the elements in the tree which has subtree get only menu-item menu-item-type-post_type. The elements, which don't have ...
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Check if wp_nav_menu items have submenus

I'm looking to output the following markup for a menu through wp_nav_menu, <ul> <li><a href="/">Home</a></li> <li> <a href="/" ...
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Building a Sub-menu: Display Parent Category/Page's Children When Viewing Children

I would like a sub-menu in which the user visits a page, post, or category (in this example, "info") and is then displayed a list of children categories/pages. Not a dropdown menu, but a menu that ...
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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 ...
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Menu items id's - are they 100% unique?

With regards the menu item id's WP generates such as menu-item-814, are these 100% unique in nature? I know they are unique at the time, but are they always unique? Meaning that if I was to delete ...
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How to var_dump nav menu items from anywhere?

I wanna preview all the fields that the nav menu $item array holds. Is there a function to fetch it from anywhere and place it inside var_dump?
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When at / ( or “home”) my menu doesn't get a current-menu-item class

I'm a wordpress noob tweaking a theme, so I'm trying to understand how it works. I've read about 10 related posts in SE but don't get it yet. My problem is as follows: header.php seems to generate ...
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Hide Admin menus per role in Wordpress

I am trying to hide a certain amount of menus for a client. Right now I am using the following code and it is doing its job well, but it removes it for everyone as far as I can tell. As in all roles. ...
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How do I make a wordpress plugin with menu item etc

I've been reading documents, viewing videos, etc. on how to create a Wordpress plugin. I've learned how to filter a post, add txt to a post, use conditionals to see if the page is a single post as not ...
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How to use logout function on custom menu link?

All I am using wordpress custom menu, and there is one menu as Logout. I know wordpress Logout function <?php echo wp_logout_url(); ?> But how can i use it in custom menu ?
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add_action for saving a custom menu

Say you have custom menus enabled with your WP theme. Is there any action associated with saving a menu once you've arranged it accordingly? To further clarify: say you've arranged a menu with some ...
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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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How do I add a post to a menu

I'm trying to get WordPress to highlight a specific item in my menu when a post (any post) is viewed. I'm thinking that adding the post to the menu item, then suppressing display of sub-menus might ...
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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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How to highlight the current page in the nav menu?

I'm customizing a WordPress theme for my school, and I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that the current page in the nav menu is not indicated. For example: You can clearly see that I'm hovering over a ...
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Bootstrap drop down menu with wp_nav_menu

I am trying to build a Wordpress theme with boostrap, but the nav menu is giving me some trouble. I would like the dropdown to work like boostraps dropdown, but I do not know how to do this. This is ...
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How to gain access to each menu item in wordpress?

I have some menu items in a menu at location "main-menu". By using wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'main-menu' ) ); , i get all the 13 items in a div. Now i just need to show 10 menu ...
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How to use a WordPress' existing admin icon?

I use the add_menu_page function to add an new admin menu: add_menu_page( 'Custom_menu', 'Custom_menu', 'edit_posts', 'custom_slug', '', 'wordpress_existing_icon', 5 ); ...
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What Defines What Category A Post Picks (if in multiple)

If I have a post in multiple categories, what defines what category shows up in the URL? Assuming I have permalinks setup as /%category%/%postname% is it the ID or the name?
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Overriding the currently selected menu item

I have a WP 3.x site that I'm using mainly as a CMS. The menu links to the various WordPress pages. One of the pages, "News", is the "posts" page. However, when clicking on one of the posts on the ...
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What's the easiest way to duplicate an entire navigation menu?

What's the easiest way to duplicate an entire navigation menu? I don't care if it involves SQL commands or whatnot. I just have some really big menus that I'd like to duplicate. Didn't see a plugin to ...
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Bar separated navigation by extending Walker_Nav_Menu

I have the following menu in my header: <?php $args = array( 'menu' => 'Main Menu', 'container' => false, 'depth' => 1, 'items_wrap' => ...
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WP_nav_menu fallback not working

I just realized the fallback doesn't work for my project when a custom menu doesn't exist. I can't figure out what I am missing. Here is the code that displays the nav menu: $menu = wp_nav_menu( ...
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Settings page above CPT page in admin section

I'm creating a plugin which generates a handfull or custom post types (CPT). I've create a top level menu in the admin left sidebar using add_menu_page(). I then added all CPTs to this menu using ...
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Organizing by super-categories (or nested categories)?

Suppose I want to blog about three somewhat unrelated main topics: Money, Languages, and Information-Technology on the same blog. How should I organize things for the best user experience? How does ...
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How to fix strange 500 Error after Editing Menu?

I have strange situation which just started which I seem to be unable to resolved. I am not sure what this might be related to but I think I remember reading somewhere that this has happened to ...
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Renaming Menu Item within Admin Menu Section for a Custom Post Type?

I have a feeling this is a bug. When you create a new custom post type it does not seem possible to modify the first submenu item text. I am referring to the link which allows you to view the post ...