I need some help with a custom menu. I'm using WP 3.1.1.

I need to create an unclickable placeholder in the nav menu. So, the children will be clickable, but the "title" in the nav bar is not.

For example, let's say I have a Shovel Page, Trowel Page, and a Spade Page and I want them all to be accessible under the Tools section in the Custom Menu. In the menu, "Tools" isn't clickable, only the children are.

I tried the solution outlined here: non-clickable placeholder in the menul . But, if I click the placeholder I get an Alert. Also, his opened Custom Link box looks different than mine. I only have options for URL, Navigation Label, and Title Attribute. I don't know if that has anything to do with why it doesn't work.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.


  • What alert are you receiving? Your issue may be theme specific.
    – Milo
    Apr 26, 2011 at 20:56
  • possible duplicate of non-clickable placeholder in the menu
    – Chris_O
    Apr 26, 2011 at 21:55
  • @Chris_O and @Milo, Thank you for the messages. I get "Alert The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded." Any suggestions? Thank you!
    – Laxmidi
    Apr 28, 2011 at 20:33
  • Try just leaving it blank.
    – Chris_O
    Apr 28, 2011 at 21:25

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  • Hi lili, Thank you for your suggestion. The link that I put in my question has the same solution. Unfortunately, it's not working for me.
    – Laxmidi
    Apr 28, 2011 at 20:30
  • I got it to work using your suggestion. Thanks for the help
    – Laxmidi
    Jul 14, 2011 at 3:47

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