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
    Commented 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)','');
  • Thanks for your answer. But i want to do it by php i mean customise wp_menu :)
    – Syed Ahmed
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 4:33
  • Then you probably want to look into a custom walker. wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/14037/…
    – epilektric
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 16:45
  • let me see if i solve this by your url i will update you @epilektric
    – Syed Ahmed
    Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 17:56

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