Questions tagged [menus]

Navigation Menu is a theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for introducing customised navigation menus into a theme. In order to incorporate menu support into your theme, you need to add a few code segments to your theme files.

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Menu items description? Custom Walker for wp_nav_menu()

Normal Wordpress Menu looks like: Home | Blog | About us | Contact But I've seen many pages with descriptions under these links: Home Page | Our Blogs | About us | Contact ...
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Display a portion/ branch of the menu tree using wp_nav_menu()

I have a menu defined in WP Admin that looks like this: I want to be able to display all the child links on the sidebar whenever I am at a parent page. For example, if the user is on my "About Us" ...
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Error: Declaration of MyClass::start_lvl() should be compatible with that of Walker_Nav_Menu::start_lvl()

I'm currently working on a WordPress site and whenever in the admin I go the Appearance > Menus page I get the following error: ErrorException: Runtime Notice: Declaration of Walker_Nav_Menu_Edit::...
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How to add a custom field in the advanced menu properties?

Is it possible to add a custom field to menu items? What I want to do is be able to add a field for 'French Navigation Label' and a 'French Title Attribute' in the wp menu interface.
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Adding an Arbitrary Link to the Admin Menu?

Is there a way to add a arbitrary hyperlink to the WordPress admin menu (I mean the menu on the left when you log into the admin dashboard)? For example, can one add a link to Google? In my ...
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Add child pages automatically to nav menu

I have built a custom menu in Wordpress that contains links to posts and pages. I am adding it to my header using this line of code: <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => '...
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How to use logout function on custom menu link?

All I am using wordpress custom menu, and there is one menu as Logout. I know wordpress Logout function <?php echo wp_logout_url(); ?> But how can i use it in custom menu ?
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How to Hard Code Custom menu items

Is there any way that i can hard code the custom menu items when first theme installed? I am creating a theme which will automatically make some common pages when installed. So I need to know if I can ...
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Changing the Order of Admin Menu Sections?

I am getting a bit frustrated over here after having spent a few hours trying to accomplish this fairly simple task without any luck. Essentially I have 5 custom post types which I created and all I ...
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Any docs for wp_nav_menu's “items_wrap” argument?

I'm using wp_nav_menu and am trying to create custom output for the sub-level drop downs. I came across the "items_wrap" argument but there's really not much information as to what it is, how it ...
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Programmatically add a Navigation menu and menu items

Through API functions, I want to define a new Navigation menu, select it in the current theme, and then insert a few Pages as menu items. This is to be done for instance on a theme activation. ...
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How to var_dump nav menu items from anywhere?

I wanna preview all the fields that the nav menu $item array holds. Is there a function to fetch it from anywhere and place it inside var_dump?
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add_menu_page() with different name for first submenu item

The add_menu_page documentation says to pass the menu title as the second parameter: add_menu_page('Page Title', 'Menu Title', ...); When adding more pages later via add_submenu_page, the main page ...
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Add 'has_children' class to parent li when modifying Walker_Nav_Menu

I'm writing a customised walker class for wp_nav_menu and want to be able to specify if an li contains a submenu. So I want my markup to be: <li class="has_children [other-wordpress-classes]"> ...
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How to get current-menu-item title as variable?

Is possible to get current-menu-item as a php variable? I'm listing the category museums via the menu item 'museums we support' so i'd like the get 'museums we support' bit and display it somewhere? ...
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Dynamically link to the latest post or simulate request of specific post in page template

I want to have a link in the wordpress menu pointing to the latest post of a specific category. Because I am not able put a dynamic URL in the wordpress menu, my approach was to put a page with a ...
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Create a formatted table-like menu

I've just put the site up a couple weeks ago and adding some more things to it for my friend however there's got to be an easier way to lay content out over wordpress. I've having a hard time with it ...
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wp_delete_auto_drafts() deletes links in menus

Since yesterday the wp_scheduled_auto_draft_delete cron job somehow deletes all page entries from our menus. All entries in the table wp_postmeta with meta_key = '_menu_item_object' and meta_value = '...
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How to Use the Function is_user_logged_in To Display Different Menus?

So, I want to create different menus for people who are logged in or not. I got a reply that i should use a function if (is_user_logged_in()) { wp_name_menu(array('theme_location' => '...
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Customizing Only a Specific Menu using the “wp_nav_menu_items” Hook?

Thanks to some help on here, I've managed to add a custom search box to my main menu... by adding this to my theme's functions.php add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items','search_box_function'); function ...
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Wordpress default menu in database

There are 3 menus in my wordpress(3.5) now. Main menu (default from wp) Footer menu (default from wp) Test menu Now I have kept test menu as default. Where does Wordpress store this thing? I want ...
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WordPress Settings API, Implementing Tabs On Custom Menu Page

I've been following the WordPress Settings API tutorial series of this guy: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/theme-development/the-complete-guide-to-the-wordpress-settings-api-part-1/ So far, I've ...
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Adding a class (arrows) to main menu links that have children?

I'm wondering if it is possible to add different classes to second/third/fourth/etc-level items that have children in Appearance > Menus tree? That's how I call the menu: <?php $menu_args = ...
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Dynamically exclude menu items from wp_nav_menu

I tried looking for info about how to exclude/remove nav menu items from custom menus, and the only thread I found did not have any answers that were useful to me. 1. Background: I put together a ...
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Category menu item and its last 10 posts as sub-menu

i have some posts categories as element of a main navigation menu, and i'd like to display the ten lasts posts of this category as sub menu. ex: Category1 Lastpost1 Lastpost2 The ...
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How to activate “Description” metabox for menu item programmatically?

I'm creating custom wordpress theme. How can I enable "Description" metabox for menu items (on nav-menu page) by default programmatically?
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start_lvl Ignored in Custom walker_nav_menu

This is my first project involving WordPress and I've got stuck trying to create a custom walker for a footer menu. I basically want to change the menu from the <ul> <li></li> </...
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register_nav_menus() won't register menus

Please help with menu registeration: I have followed this guide (http://codex.wordpress.org/Navigation_Menus) step by step. Added the following code to functions.php: function register_my_menus() { ...
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Highlighting wp_nav_menu() Ancestor Class w/o Children in Nav Structure?

(Moderators note: Was originally titled "wp_nav_menu Ancestor class without children in navigation structure") I have a wp_nav_menu in my header which had three pages in it. When I am on one of those ...
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How to use wp_nav_menu to create a select menu dropdown?

I'm using the following inside the wp_nav_menu function to create a select dropdown menu where each menu item is an option in the select dropdown... 'items_wrap' => '<select>%3$s</select&...
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How make top level menu item not have link, but have sub-menus that are linked?

I'm building a horizontal menu and some of the entries on that menu will have dropdowns (sub-menus), and some won't. Those that have sub-menus are not actually pages. They're just meant to be guides ...
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How to add a custom metabox to the Menu Management admin screen?

Although I am very thankful to the wordpress core team that they have finally integrated native menu management capabilities I get frustrated with some key elements which I would like to change. I ...
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Generate a Menu that Displays Child Pages using wp_list_pages() with the New Menu Functionality in WordPress 3.0?

Previously, I was able to selectively load child pages for a currently-selected parent page using logic such as: if( $post->post_parent ) { $children = wp_list_pages("title_li=&child_of=".$...
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Show a WP 3.0 Custom Menu in an HTML Select with Auto-Navigation?

As part of a theme for a client, I want to be able to show a custom menu (defined via the admin) in a select box that automatically changes pages after changing the selection. Is there a plugin (or a ...
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How to Move the Author Metabox into the “Publish” metabox?

About a year ago I remember seeing a plugin or some code which allowed you to add an author dropdown menu to the post "publishing" metabox instead of it being on its own. I can't seem to find this ...
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Bootstrap drop down menu with wp_nav_menu

I am trying to build a Wordpress theme with boostrap, but the nav menu is giving me some trouble. I would like the dropdown to work like boostraps dropdown, but I do not know how to do this. This is ...
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How to count nav menu items?

I'm creating a custom walker for my nav menu. The goal is to split the menu in to columns like so: I can easily determine where I am in the list by looking at $item->menu_order. What I don't ...
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Add custom classes to anchor in wp_nav_menu

I want to add a custom class to anchors in wp_nav_menu outputs. Default for example is: <li id="menu-item" class="menu-item menu-item-type-custom"> <a href="http://example.com">...
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How to add meta box to backend menu page

I need to add a meta box to the backend menu page, in Appearance->Menus (/wp-admin/nav-menus.php), to list all the available post types, both the defaults & the custom ones. It will contain a ...
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Hide Admin menus per role in Wordpress

I am trying to hide a certain amount of menus for a client. Right now I am using the following code and it is doing its job well, but it removes it for everyone as far as I can tell. As in all roles. ...
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Retrieving a list of menu items in an array

I am currently am working on a custom theme. In this theme, I have a menu that I registered using register-nav-menu, and then I am displaying the menu to my web page using the wp_nav_menu function. ...
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How Does The Walker Class Work?

Can someone explain to me how the Walker Class works? Do the methods inside the class always need to overload the parent method?
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Add separator to admin submenu

I would like to add a separator to the admin submenu section, NOT in the top level section. I'm thinking of using javascript and styling to do the job, but I was wondering if there's a more ...
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Pulling Featured Images in to a WordPress Menu

I've got a simple static list marked up like this that I'd like to turn in to a WordPress Menu: <ul> <li><a href="#"><img src="http://placekitten.com/200/300"></a>&...
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Menu Items Disappearing

I'm running WP 3.5.1 and I've a menu with about 100 items. When I add new items to the menu older ones disappear. I'm not running Suhosin or similar stuff. What can be the cause? Note: I'm on a ...
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Custom Post Type Menus

I'm writing a plugin for work because our main website is being ported to WordPress eventually. I've got multiple custom post types planned for this plugin and would like to group them all into one ...
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Menu limit, cannot add new menu items

I'm running WP 3.4.2 on a VPS. When I first moved to this VPS server and imported all my WP data from the old, the menus worked fine. However, for some reason, I cannot edit/add to the menus, and some ...
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non-clickable placeholder in the menu

well, I really would like one & more of my top-level menu items (parent menu items that has child menu items) to be non-clickable, so that visitors can only click on the child menu items...could ...
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Determine if a navigation item has children

I am trying to determine if an item has a sub-item with depth 1 or higher. I cannot find anywhere if there is some function/query I can write that grabs the current item looks in the database if it ...
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Creating Multiple Menus when using the TwentyTen Theme?

How to get multiple menus in TwentyTen theme?