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  • I am trying to dynamically add a nested ul to a list item in a wp nav menu when the walker encounters its own item $id that matches an id passed to the walker.

    I created a custom walker which is required by my functions.php file. I am calling the walker inside of a sidebar script in its own sidebar.php file. My sidebar.php has this code:

    if(is_singular('event')) {
    				 $event=	em_get_event($id,'post_id');
    				 echo 'single' .$event->post_id;
    			global $post;
    			if($post->ID == $event->post_id) echo 'a match!';
    			if(in_array($post->ID, $em_past_exhibit_post_ids)) {
    				$nav_id = 117;
    			} else if(in_array($post->ID, $em_current_exhibit_post_ids)) {
    				$nav_id = 115;
    			} else if(in_array($post->ID, $em_future_exhibit_post_ids)) {
    				$nav_id = 224;
    			} else if(in_array($post->ID, $em_past_concert_post_ids)) {
    				$nav_id = 562;
    			} else if(in_array($post->ID, $em_current_concert_post_ids)) {
    				$nav_id = 558;
    			} else if(in_array($post->ID, $em_future_concert_post_ids)) {
    				$nav_id = 560;
    			} else {
    				$nav_id = 61;
    			$ptitle = get_the_title( $nav_id );
    			$plink = get_the_permalink( $nav_id ); 
    			echo 'nav id is: ' . $nav_id;
    			$defaults = array(
    							'theme_location'  => 'my-header-menu',
    							'menu'            => '',
    							'container'       => '',
    							'container_class' => '',
    							'container_id'    => '',
    							'menu_class'	=> '',
    							'menu_id'         => 'my-events',
    							'echo'            => true,
    							'fallback_cb'     => 'wp_page_menu',
    							'before'          => '',
    							'after'           => '',
    							'link_before'     => '',
    							'link_after'      => '',
    							'items_wrap'      => '<ul id="%1$s" class="%2$s">%3$s</ul>',
    							'depth'           => 3,
    							'walker'          => new my_event_walker,
    							'walker_nav_id' => '61',
    							'walker_el_name' => 'test'
    						function modify_nav_menu_args( $args )
    	if( 'my-header-menu' == $args['theme_location'] )
    		global $post;
    		$id = $post->ID;
    		$args['link_after'] = 'id is:' . $id;
    	return $args;
    add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_args', 'modify_nav_menu_args' );
    						wp_nav_menu( $defaults );

    In my actual walker, in the start_el function, where output is structured, I thought I could add (at approx. line 141 of just the Walker Nav Menu class ) `$item_output = $args->before;
    $item_output .= ‘<a’. $attributes .’>’;
    /** This filter is documented in wp-includes/post-template.php */
    $item_output .= $args->link_before . apply_filters( ‘the_title’, $item->title, $item->ID ).$args->link_after;

    if($item->ID = $args->walker_nav_id) {
    $item_output .= ‘<ul><li>’ . $args->walker_el_name. ‘</li></ul>’;
    $item_output .= ‘</a>’;

    $item_output .= $args->after;
    the site is only local right now. But I’m wondering how I would a. pass the $nav_id to the walker class and b. how and where I would access the item ids that walker is ‘walking’ to create the menu so that I can compare the two. Do I need to pass that as an argument to link_after or shouldn’t I be able to modify the walker directly? Thank you for your thoughts.

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  • It might be a good idea to mention that I’m using the events manager plugin and when I try modifying the plugin’s em_posts.php file, which defines the event custom post type, to make it hierarchical or to rewrite the urls, navigating to any event afterward gets a 404 response from the server, so I thought this might be a non-intrusive way to simply tack on the event in its right position in a sidebar nav. So, I put all of the events in arrays and assigned a parent page to each of the arrays and that’s the id I want to pass to the walker, so when we’re on a single event page, I can pass the determined parent Id to walker which will show the lineage up to and including teh event. I have been at this for days and appreciate any help.

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