I want to create a dummy menu with 1 or 2 level of depth. I know I can create the menu via the administration module, but I want to know if there is something I can use to generate fast a dummy menu.

I have a file with the sitemap indented by spaces that look as follow:

    Foo 1
    Foo 2
    Foo 3
    Baz 1
    Baz 2
        Baz 2.1
        Baz 2.3

Is there something to rapidly create the menu hierarchy into WordPress 3.6?


Why not make it just once, then use that database for all your development sites?

http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Unit_Test This has a link to a test database you can import (XML I believe), which has a few menus if I'm not mistaken.


Build your menu once, then export and import using the standard WP plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-importer/ . Also accessible from WP Admin -> Tools -> Import/ Export.


Install a theme with menu support (Twenty Thirteen).

Then go Appearance -> Menus -> Menu name -> type a string -> Create menu -> Pages -> Select a page -> Add to menu -> Save menu


  • Yes but I have a menu with about 52 items... I want to do it quickly without repeating that 52 times... – Rubens Mariuzzo Aug 22 '13 at 14:22
  • Added an alternative answer. – jnthnclrk Aug 22 '13 at 14:26

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