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I am adding a specific class on my wp_nav_menu link via function.php but I am not able to target a specific menu: This is what I got which targets all wp_menu_nav on my page:

function add_menuclass_active($ulclass) {
 return preg_replace('/<a /', '<a class="list-group"', $ulclass, 1);
  }
 add_filter('wp_nav_menu', 'add_menuclass_active');

I tried also using the following with no luck

function add_menuclass_active( $nav_menu, $args ) {
if( $args->theme_location == 'CUSTOM MENU' )
    return preg_replace( '/<a /', '<a class="list-group"', $nav_menu, 1 );
    return $nav_menu;
}
add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu', 'add_menuclass_active', 10, 2 );
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I tried the below code and it worked.

Add this to your functions.php

register_nav_menus(array(
    'top-menu' => __('Menu1', 'twentyfourteen'),
    'side-menu' => __('Menu2', 'twentyfourteen'),
    'footer-menu' => __('Menu3', 'twentyfourteen')
) );

function my_walker_nav_menu_start_el($item_output, $item, $depth, $args) {
    $menu_locations = get_nav_menu_locations();

    if ( has_term($menu_locations['top-menu'], 'nav_menu', $item) ) {
       $item_output = preg_replace('/<a /', '<a class="list-group" ', $item_output, 1);
    }

    return $item_output;
}
add_filter('walker_nav_menu_start_el', 'my_walker_nav_menu_start_el', 10, 4);

At last you must select the option "Menu1" for the specific menu on which you have to add the anchor custom classes from dashboard Apperance->menus. (select menu2 or menu3 for other menus whose anchor links does not need the custom-class)

To add "active class" to the first menu item of the particular menu then try this one:

function my_walker_nav_menu_start_el($item_output, $item, $depth, $args) {
    $menu_locations = get_nav_menu_locations();

    if ( has_term($menu_locations['top-menu'], 'nav_menu', $item) ) {
       $item_output = preg_replace('/<a /', '<a class="list-group" ', $item_output, 1);
        if ($item->menu_order == 1){
            $item_output = preg_replace('/<a /', '<a class="list-group active" ', $item_output, 1);
        }
    }

    return $item_output;
}
add_filter('walker_nav_menu_start_el', 'my_walker_nav_menu_start_el', 10, 4);

If the active class must be added to the first menu item of all menus then use this:

function my_walker_nav_menu_start_el($item_output, $item, $depth, $args) {
    $menu_locations = get_nav_menu_locations();

    if ( has_term($menu_locations['top-menu'], 'nav_menu', $item) ) {
       $item_output = preg_replace('/<a /', '<a class="list-group" ', $item_output, 1);
    }
    if ($item->menu_order == 1){
        $item_output = preg_replace('/<a /', '<a class="active" ', $item_output, 1);
    }
    return $item_output;
}
add_filter('walker_nav_menu_start_el', 'my_walker_nav_menu_start_el', 10, 4);
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  • I am trying to add a custom class to each LINK in a spacific menu tho. See the code on my question
    – rob.m
    Oct 6, 2014 at 8:10
  • ya..okay.. i gave the code to find the specific menu. means instead of $args->theme_location please use get_nav_menu_locations .
    – Zammuuz
    Oct 6, 2014 at 8:13
  • gives this result when doing as you suggest pastebin.com/J1fXd6yQ
    – rob.m
    Oct 6, 2014 at 8:21
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    @rob.m : i have edited my answer please check it
    – Zammuuz
    Oct 6, 2014 at 9:30
  • what if I wanted to add also a class "active" to the first LINK item only?
    – rob.m
    Oct 6, 2014 at 10:52

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