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[resolved] Adding Multiple Menus in a Template Built From Scratch (5 posts)

  1. murrayd333
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hello,

    I am creating a WordPress Template from scratch.
    I have a main menu running along the bottom of my header and it works perfectly. But I need to add 2 additional menus each only for a specific page. All of them need to be editable by going into the backend then navigating to: appearances --> menus

    I have added this code to my functions.php:

    register_nav_menus( array(
    'primary' => __( 'Primary Navigation'),
    'services-nav' => __( 'Services Navigation'),
    'ourteam-nav' => __( 'Our Team Navigation'),
    ) );

    I have then embedded this code into the custom page template services-page.php:

    <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'Services Navigation' ) ); ?>

      The Issue

    The Primary Navigation/Main Navigation that runs along the bottom of the header only shows the pages I have selected in the appearances --> menus

    but

    the Services Navigation displays all of the pages I have selected for the Primary Navigation plus the three I have selected for the Services Navigation.

    Does someone have a fix? Keep in mind I am a noob when it comes to the php coding language.

    To See A Live Example of the Issue: CLICK HERE

    I am not sure how long this link will work as it is my development URL

  2. DMBarber
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    In your template file where you have your menu code add a conditional is_page() wrap around the menu code. Here is an example, ( this is meant only to guide, not a verbatim, copy and paste, solution. div and nav are included as a reference only to help you understand):

    if( is_page( 'dispatch-consolidation' ) ) {
    <nav class="dispatch-menu">
    [YOUR Services Navigation MENU CODE]
    </nav>
    }

    if( is_page( 'team' ) ) {
    <div class='team-menu'>
    [YOUR team Navigation MENU CODE]
    </div>
    }

    Remove this (and for your team menu also):
    <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'Services Navigation' ) ); ?>

    as it points to where on the page the menu should be displayed, not which page it should be displayed on.

  3. murrayd333
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I am doing something wrong I tried that a bunch of times and ways I could think of and kept getting syntax errors

    This is my code for my Team Page Template:

    <?php
    /*
    Template Name: Our Team Page
    */

    get_header(); ?>

    <div id="TeamPageBackground">

    <div id="TeamPageNav">

    <div>
    <h2>
    OUR TEAM
    </h2>
    </div>

    <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'Our Team Navigation' ) ); ?>

    </div>

    <div id="TeamPageContent">

    <?php get_template_part( 'loop', 'page' ); ?>

    </div>

    </div>

    <?php get_footer(); ?>

  4. DMBarber
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Do:

    if( is_page( 'team' ) ) {
    <div id="TeamPageNav">
    [YOUR team Navigation MENU CODE]
    </div>
    }

    where 'team' is the slug of your page. If you are not using a slug in the admin section, add it and try again.

    Remove:
    <? php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'Our Team Navigation' ) ); ?>

    And report what error you are getting. Sorry, this is rushed as I have a meeting now. I apologize, I will not be available for a few hours...

  5. murrayd333
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I just had an Ah Ha Moment!

    O.k. here is my mistake.

    I had put: 'theme_location' => 'Services Navigation'

    Services Navigation is the human readable name of the menu not what I registered it as in my functions.php as follows:

    register_nav_menus( array(
    'primary' => __( 'Primary Navigation'),
    'services-nav' => __( 'Services Navigation'),
    'ourteam-nav' => __( 'Our Team Navigation'),
    ) );

    So the code in services-page.php template should have been:

    'theme_location' => 'services-nav'

    Thanks DMBarber for helping me out I appreciate it a lot. If I didn't have someone to talk to about this I would have never figured it out.

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