I want to create a custom menu for my theme. The default menu architecture created by wordpress wp_nav_menu() function is made by <ul> <li> tags. But my custom Menu architecture is:

  <div class="ui sidebar inverted vertical menu">
    <a href="#" class="item">
    <a href="#" class="item">
    <a href="#" class="item">
  <div class="pusher">
    <!-- Site content !-->

How can I create such a menu for my custom theme?

I tried using custom walker function... but I am not able to understand, how does the function work.

  • Is there a reason the ul and li tags wont work?
    – Will
    Commented Aug 30, 2015 at 18:16

1 Answer 1


You can remove the container and ul tag like this:

<?php wp_nav_menu( array(
   'container' => '',
   'items_wrap' => '%3$s'
) ); ?>

Now you can see an architecture like this:

  <a href="#">item</a>

And i think you could adjust your stylesheet to adapt "li" tag.

Hope it helps.

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