I want to add | (vertical lines) between the page links in the nav menu. What's the easiest way to do this?

  • This would be a CSS question. You can use left/right borders to accomplish this. Sep 27, 2011 at 0:05

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The wp_nav_menu function supports multiple styling parameters, http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_nav_menu

For instance you can add a $menu_id and then style the CSS for each <li> along the lines of border-right:1px solid; . Another option is to just add a "|" for the $link_after parameter, but you should probably use the ascii HTML entity value for it which is &#124;.

  • Thanks, I want it to be a "|" because I like the way the font I'm using for the nav displays it. However, if I add a $menu_id I get a "|" at the end of the menu, plus it also become part of the link so changes color on rollover. Any ideas?
    – fxfuture
    Sep 27, 2011 at 4:28
  • Use an background image if you want a specific look.
    – Wyck
    Sep 27, 2011 at 5:27

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