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Autogen Headers Menu

Automatically create a main-menu from the headers in your post using a simple and configurable shortcode.

This plugin will automatically generate an ordered menu from the headers in your post.

  1. The plugin adds an ID to all your headers in the post.
  2. Add the shortcode [autogen_menu] anywhere in the post, to automatically generate a menu with links to your post's headers.
  3. You have the option to add links the top of the page next to all the headers. Do this by adding the custom field "autogen_menu_show_top" with a value "true" to the relevant posts.

"autogen_menu" Shortcode Options

Options for the [autogen_menu] shortcode:

  • head_class = style classes for the Menu header.
  • div_class = style classes for the wrapping div.
  • ol_class = style classes for all OL.
  • li_class = style classes for all LI.
  • a_class = style classes for all the links.
  • depth = the maximum levels of menu to display. The default is 3.

Custom Fields

  1. Add the custom field "autogen_menu_show_top" with a value "true" to add "top" links next to your headers.
  2. Add "autogen_menu_show_numbering" to add numbers to all your headers.


  1. There is a new widget called 'Autogen Menu Widget' that displays the post's generated menu.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-6-4
Active Installs: 100+


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