I am developing a theme of my own. In functions.php I added -

add_action( 'init', 'register_my_menus' ); 

function register_my_menus() { register_nav_menus( array(

         'front_login_menu' => _( 'front_login_menu location'),
         'top_front_general_menu' => _( 'top_front_general_menu'),
         'top_general_menu' => _( 'top_general_menu'),
         'top_student_menu' => _( 'top_student_menu'),
         'top_admin_menu' => _( 'top_admin_menu'), 
         'top_trainer_menu' => _( 'top_trainer_menu' ) ) ); }

Then I created the custom menus in the admin panel. But suddenly I found that those menus except one are not visible in the right side of the Appearance -> Menus page in online server but the theme locations do exist. But those menus are visible in my localhost. I was supposed to create them (some if not all) in online server too.

If I want to create one of those missing menus then the message says:

The menu name .... conflicts with another menu name. Please try another.

How can I get those menu names appear in the right side of the theme locations?

  • Try a very basic check, copy the menu name and in your editor try to find (typically Ctrl + F) the same keyword exist somewhere else. If so, dissolve the conflict. For function name try something different than register_my_menus. And moreover try debugging turned on into your WP installation. Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 13:17
  • @MayeenulIslam, I changed all the menu names and theme locations. The problem is when I create a menu after another one the previous menu disappears so I cannot add any menu item to the previous one. How to get rid of this situation ? Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 13:40

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I don't think you need to initiate the menus again where register_nav_menus() itself is an initiator.

Syntax: <?php register_nav_menu( 'your-menu-handle', 'Your Menu Label' ); ?>

Copy the following code and Paste them into your functions.php without any function or add_action(), I hope it'll work:

     'front_login_menu' => __( 'Front Login Menu location'),
     'top_front_general_menu' => __( 'Top Front General Menu'),
     'top_general_menu' => __( 'Top General Menu'),
     'top_student_menu' => __( 'Top Student Menu'),
     'top_admin_menu' => __( 'Top Admin Menu'), 
     'top_trainer_menu' => __( 'Top Trainer Menu' )

Use the following code into your theme, where you want to show the menu:

<?php wp_nav_menu (
            array (
                'theme_location'=>'front_login_menu', //change the slug here where necessary
        ); ?>
  • did not solve the question. The online server has prob in its mysql DB. Thinking whether it is related with that, Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 14:35
  • How the menu codes are connected with your db prob - I'm thinking of that too. Ok, I did a minor edit with a double underscore (__()) instead of single underscore (_()). (know why) Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 14:43
  • 1
    When the Browse tab of the Db table was clicked, it showed error. This problem was solved and the menu names also appeared in place. Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 7:15

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