There is the situation. I have created the custom post type - products withfuncionality like pages - I have to create hierarchy.


  1. Chairs:
    • Oak Chair
    • Nice Chair

The weird thing happens with wp_nav_menu(). When I open the first level page Chairs and display all the Chairs childrens in theme, the nav menu for the li item Products, gets the .current-menu-item class, but when I open the child page f.e. Oak Chair, the class disapears.

Why is that and how to set .current-menu-item class also when child page is opened?

This same problem happens again :( WP Version 3.2.1

the ancestor-class .current-products-ancestor is not setted up :(

  • do you mean, that there is no .current-menu-item class on the child page?
    – Michael
    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:10
  • Exactly. Only on parent page.
    – jam
    Aug 10, 2011 at 11:21
  • Actully, wordpress gives tag .current-produkts-ancestor to menu element when child page is opened. This solves my problem, actually. I can then add different color to this menu item.
    – jam
    Aug 10, 2011 at 12:24
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    This trick saves the world wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/3014/…
    – jam
    Sep 28, 2011 at 20:23

1 Answer 1


Use this selector:


... to change the styles on that menu.

  • Yes, that is what i figured out.
    – jam
    Aug 11, 2011 at 7:27

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