I have two parent categories in my nav menu to act as separate blog pages. I would like to display the 10 most recent posts from each category underneath in the same menu. I have been searching and searching but cannot find anything. Does anyone know how to do this?



If I understand you correctly you want the latest posts to appear inside the menu as sub menu items, is that correct? Something like this:

Category One        top menu item
| Post A            sub menu item
| Post B            sub menu item

I have found this solution published here: https://alex.blog/2011/09/20/code-snippet-add-a-link-to-latest-post-to-wordpress-nav-menu/, and changed it so it not only replaces the URL of a menu item but also the title:

// Front end only, don't hack on the settings page
if ( ! is_admin() ) {
    // Hook in early to modify the menu
    // This is before the CSS "selected" classes are calculated
    add_filter( 'wp_get_nav_menu_items', 'replace_placeholder_nav_menu_item_with_latest_post', 10, 3 );
// Replaces a custom URL placeholder with the URL to the latest post
function replace_placeholder_nav_menu_item_with_latest_post( $items, $menu, $args ) {
    // Loop through the menu items looking for placeholder(s)
    foreach ( $items as $item ) {
        // Is this the placeholder we're looking for?
        if ( '#latestpost' != $item->url )
        // Get the latest post
        $latestpost = get_posts( array(
            'numberposts' => 1,
        ) );
        if ( empty( $latestpost ) )
        // Replace the placeholder with the real URL
        $item->url = get_permalink( $latestpost[0]->ID );
        // And also replace the title
        $item->title = $latestpost[0]->post_title;
    // Return the modified (or maybe unmodified) menu items array
    return $items;

One would only need to loop through all placeholders #latestpost1, #latestpost2, and so on, and also change $latestpost to get the last, second last, third last of a category.

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