I search in Internet but i didn't find a good documented way how to add to item from menu a number , my current menu is like

Item3 ,

I'm calculating with WP_Query how many post for category i have , and within function to update a specific menu item like :


Thank you a LOT ! :)

i finded a solution , but i don't know how to filter by specific menu , location

function wpa_filter_nav_menu_objects( $items){

foreach( $items as $item ){

    if( strtolower($item->title)=='sample page' ){
        $item->title = $item->title.'(10)';
return $items; } add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_objects', 'wpa_filter_nav_menu_objects' );

menu i'm creating in admin panel , from Apperance > Menus

Thank you again !

  • Can you add more detail to your question?
    – Jake Lisby
    Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 21:34
  • In order to get valuable help you have to provide us with your current code. There are multiple ways to generate a list/menu...
    – tfrommen
    Commented Jul 5, 2013 at 21:52

1 Answer 1


You can target the location like this:

function wpa_filter_nav_menu_objects( $items, $args ){
    if( $args->theme_location === 'primary' ){
        foreach( $items as $item ){
            if( strtolower( $item->title ) === 'sample page' ){
                $item->title = $item->title . '(10)';
    return $items;
add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_objects', 'wpa_filter_nav_menu_objects', 10, 2 );

You can also try $args->menu_id if you use that input parameter.

  • sorry but $args , i tried but is not working , thank you for help !!!
    – mIRU
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 10:29
  • ok, but this worked on my install, how do you call wp_nav_menu and what is the theme location?
    – birgire
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 11:01

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