Gecka Submenu


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Submenu enhances the WordPress 3.x navigation system. When you have a website based on WordPress with a lot of pages, but you need a custom menu, it can be tedious to have to add a menu entry for each page created. Submenu just does it automatically.

Submenu also allows you to put menus or portion of menus anywhere in your site: sidebar, templates or page contents.

Languages available: english, french

Contribute: This plugin is on GitHub !

Discover the pro version by checking out the Gecka Submenu Pro video:


  • Advanced custom menu widget
  • Autopopulating with child pages


PHP 5 required. Please be sure to check your PHP version before marking the plugin as broken.

  1. Upload `gecka-submenu` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Read the documentation

Contribute: This plugin is on GitHub !


don’t work with wp 4.7

I want to thank you for this great plugin as I searched for a plugin like this for a long time and didn’t find until I saw this and read its description and its video but it didn’t work with wp 4.7
So, can you upgrade its code?

does NOT work when included in Beaver Builder

nice plugin and in backend it works as advertised. Unfortunately due to some JavaScript error the plugin does not work when used in Beaver Builder. It doesn’t populate the second dropdown menu in the widget with choices based on the selection in the first dropdown.

JavaScript error that occurs when you select the menu from the first drop down is as follows:

ReferenceError: gksm_widget_update_select is not defined

Looking at this error, I assume the required JavaScript to make this work only loads in the backend.

This is a screenshot of how it looks in Beaver Builder:


The 2nd dropdown does not populate with choices due to JS not loading on front-end. It would be A+ if this could work one way or another, but my JS knowledge is not high enough to dig into this. Thanks for any help / your time.


Solid & very useful

I’ve been using this plugin on client sites for years now.
Simple interface, easy to use, does what you need. Part of my “essential plugins” list used in all projects.

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Contributors & Developers

“Gecka Submenu” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Gecka Submenu” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Support WP 4.3
  • Fixes


  • Only show option to auto populate for nav menu item of type page


  • German
  • Fixes


  • performances enhancements
  • better widget with specific class support
  • added a gk_submenu_widget_fallback action to use to display custom content
    when the widget has no menu entries to display
  • WordPress 3.5 compatibility
  • fix Call-time pass-by-reference errors
  • other fixes


  • shortcodes caching
  • performances improvement
  • fix: show categories submenus when viewing posts or archives
  • WPML support
  • more fixes


  • add menu item description positioning
  • fix template action
  • fix start_from parameter that wasn’t used


  • corrected readme file
  • added the start from “Top parent element” option to the widget


  • bug fix


  • new and better way to autopopulate menu
  • other fixes
  • new widget


  • More fixes
  • Menu parameter is no more mandatory, gets the lowest ID menu if not set


  • Fixed bug in submenu builder


  • Fixed some notice errors
  • Experimental functionnality to autopopulate a page menu item with its subpages for WP 3.0 nav menu system


  • Added template tag and shortcode support


  • Bugs fixes
  • Localization support (French added).


  • First version.