I am wondering if anyone knows the best method for splitting 1 custom menu widget (located in my sites footer) in to 2 columns. There are a total of 8 links, so I would like it to be split in to 2 columns of 4 links. Not sure if there is a function for this or is there some CSS to achieve this? The HTML markup from the widget looks like:

    <li id="menu-item-133" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page current-menu-item page_item page-item-6 current_page_item menu-item-133">
        <a href="#">Link</a>

repeat that structure 7 more times for the line items code.


Purely with CSS you could set a width for menu items, float them and then set the UL to twice that:

footer ul {
    width: 200px;
footer .menu-item {
    float: left;
    width: 100px

(I don't know what elements you are using to designate your footer, you'll need to update that to match your structure.)

  • Something so simple, figured it would require a custom hook or function (not sure why).. thank you for you help! – Danny Nov 9 '12 at 19:21

You can assign individual CSS classes to the menu items from a custom navigation menu, in http://example.com/wp-admin/nav-menus.php.

So, the first 4 links would have a widget-left-column class, and the others widget-right-column.
So you'll be able to do your CSS stuff to split the widget in two columns (strict CSS questions are off-topic in WordPress StackExchange).

Assigning CSS classes to individual custom navigation menu items

Instead of repeating the same screenshots, I'll reproduce here @JeremyJared's answer to a similar Question:

First, go to the screen options and select the css checkbox:

enable navigation menu classes

Next, open the menu item and give it a class. In my example it would have the class .home-page:

navigation menu class

Note that for assigning more than one class, you have to use a whitespace to separate them.
navigation menus multiple classes
Which results in the following Html:
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Simpler is

footer .menu-item {
   float: left;

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