I want to render a menu with a container like this:

<nav class="nav">

However, the container is just rendering with the default class name applied which I don't want.

<nav class="menu-main-nav-container">

I can't understand where I'm going wrong. Here's my code:

if ( has_nav_menu( 'nav-menu' ) ) { 
wp_nav_menu( array( 
'theme_location' => 'nav-menu', 
'container' => 'nav', 
'container-class' => 'nav', 
'items_wrap' => '<ul id="%1$s" class="clearfix %2$s">%3$s</ul>' ) );

Anyone able to help?

  • I have the same problem, container_class never appear. – Gino Nov 19 '16 at 17:55

You should use

'container_class' => 'nav', 

instead of

'container-class' => 'nav', 

You can check out the parameters here:


  • Thank you! Been a while since I did any PHP and I've been doing this all evening. – Steph Mar 4 '13 at 10:39

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