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 content empty as like :

<a href='javascript:void()'> Page Name </a>

i can do it set custom menu and link. But i want it dynamic if it is possible? any idea

  • sorry, misread your question
    – iEmanuele
    Aug 22, 2013 at 17:20

1 Answer 1


It's hard to know if a link leads to an empty page without querying the database for each link in your menu first. That would certainly slow down your page loads.

You could try the following method though.

  1. Add some text to the link, like "(empty)".
  2. Use Javascript/jQuery to look for parent links.
  3. Check if the parent link has the text "(empty)".
  4. If it does, remove the text "(empty)" and set the href attribute to #

Here is my proof of concept: http://jsfiddle.net/epilektric/mBjF3/1/


<div class="nav-menu">
        <li class="page_item"><a href="http://www.example.com/page-1/">Page 1 (empty)</a>
                <li class="page_item"><a href="http://www.example.com/page-2/">Page 2</a>

The jQuery:

    $('.nav-menu ul .page_item').each(function() {
        var link = $(this).children('a');
        var str = link.text();
        if (str.toLowerCase().indexOf("(empty)") >= 0) {
            var link_text = str.replace('(empty)','');

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.