Shortcode in Menus

Description

Allows you to add shortcodes in WordPress Navigation Menus so that you can generate links dynamically. Also allows you to add full fledged HTML sections to navigation menus.

Usage

See the screenshots.

Also, see a great tutorial by Aurovrata Venet

Special Thanks To

Screenshots

  • Check the screen options, if you don't see the Shortcode box.
  • Check the Shortcode option to see the new Shortcode box.
  • Add your shortcode/HTML to the text area (not a link, in the screenshot). Optionally, add a title.
  • The menu item is saved.
  • The html is displayed.
  • Old Method: In the Links box, add your shortcode in the URL field.
  • Old Method: If you want to use a shortcode that outputs not just the URL, but complete HTML sections, write FULL HTML OUTPUT in the Link Text option for that link and it will output the complete HTML without breaking your site.
  • Old Method: The menu item is saved.

Installation

  1. Add the plugin’s folder in the WordPress’ plugin directory.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. You can now add ShortCodes in the custom links of the menus.
  4. To test this, you can add a custom link with a ShortCode [gs_test_shortcode] as link, if it points to https://wordpress.org, plugin is working
  5. If you want to use a ShortCode that outputs not just the url, but complete HTML sections, please make use of the title ‘FULL HTML OUTPUT’ for that link and it will output the complete HTML without breaking your site.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Add the plugin’s folder in the WordPress’ plugin directory.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. You can now add ShortCodes in the custom links of the menus.
  4. To test this, you can add a custom link with a ShortCode [gs_test_shortcode] as link, if it points to https://wordpress.org, plugin is working
  5. If you want to use a ShortCode that outputs not just the url, but complete HTML sections, please make use of the title ‘FULL HTML OUTPUT’ for that link and it will output the complete HTML without breaking your site.

Reviews

It did not work

I was able to see and use the option to add shortcodes on the menu but it didn’t work.

Pleasantly surprised! Works great!

So refreshing to see a plugin that works as advertised. …with no hassles or headaches. I’m always poised for massive disappointment. I NEVER write reviews. Good job, guys!

Does exactly what it says on the tin

Great little plugin. Simple, works exactly as described, never had any issues with it.

I use it for inserting a search widget into a flyout that holds a WP Menu. No problems at all on any mobile devices or browsers, even IE11!!

Great tool, takes away all the inconvenience of hacking in your own php to make shortcodes in WP Menu’s work.

Also works fine for inserting a shortcode such as “login with ajax” to trigger a modal login form from a menu item.

Love it, thank you very much for making it available to the community, and for keeping it updated, really very much appreciated!

Still working

Despite the fact that this plugin is more than two years without any update, it is working properly.

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Contributors & Developers

“Shortcode in Menus” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.4

  • Escaping of output within a lot of functions.
  • Made the code WordPress PHPCS Compatible.
  • Patch to make it work with Max Mega Menu plugin.

3.3

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Twenty Fifteen theme.
  • Minified JS.
  • Conditional loading of admin class for performance improvement.
  • Some more code refactoring.
  • Testing with WordPress 4.8.1
  • Changed minimum required WordPress version from 3.5 to 3.6

3.2

  • Code Refactoring.
  • Changed tested upto.
  • Corrected links in description.

3.1

  • Fixed the bug with clean_url filters as reported by Lee Willis
  • Made the code translation ready.

3.0

  • Removed the error trigger on the FULL HTML OUTPUT usage.
  • Added the feature to use shortcodes in titles of menu items as well(works with all types of menu items).
  • Resolved the PHP Notice, popping up in the error log while adding new shortcodes.

2.1

  • Bug fix for custom links with ShortCode like structure not being displayed in the nav menus.

2.0

  • Added new Shortcode box to Menu Editor.
  • Added html support.
  • Deprecated Links box basis.
  • Added screenshots.
  • Updated readme and instructions.

1.2

  • Added ability to echo complete HTML output instead of just URL by using ShortCode.

1.1

  • Tested with WordPress 4.0

1.0

  • Added prefix to function which was conflicting with another plugin.

0.1

  • Initial Plugin uploaded.