The title might not a 100%, feel free to correct...

I'm building a custom theme that has a couple of costume theme locations for menus (1 main menu, 1 footer menu, 1 "Follow Live" button). These are specified as a Theme Location in the Menu's panel.

I'm having an issue with the footer menu: when that theme location does not have a menu selected, it falls back to displaying all pages. I'd like it to not display anything when it's not linked to a menu.

The menu is defined in functions.php like this:

function add_footer() {
    array('footer-menu' => __('Footer Navigation'),));} 
add_action('init', 'add_footer');

And it's displayed on the page like this:

         wp_nav_menu( array(
        'theme_location' => 'footer-menu', 
        'menu_class' => 'false', 
        'container' => 'false', 
        'fallback_cb' => 'wp_page_menu', 

I've tried removing the fallback_cfoption but that doesn't help.

1 Answer 1


If you set fallback_cb to false, it will not show anything if the menu doesn't exist. The codex does a pretty great job of detailing the parameters of wp_nav_menu(), it's DEFINITELY worth a read.

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