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  • Hi. I am fairly new to wordpress, and am looking to move my website to the wordpress CMS. I want to retain my site’s current design, and I am having trouble getting the menu to style properly.

    I have searched and researched to no avail about creating a custom menu walker to output the exact html I would like, instead of generating all the CSS class/ids that a regular menu creates.

    I have never used or created a custom walker before, and cannot seem to find any good tutorials anywhere explaining how to create one or even what each line of the code does.

    I would like the output html to be as follows:

    <div id="links">
             <ul class="links">
                <li id="links1"><a href="index.html" class="current"></a></li>
                <li id="links2"><a href="about.html" class="base"></a></li>
                <li id="links3"><a href="contact.html" class="base"></a></li>
                <li id="links4"><a href="site_map.html" class="base"></a></li>

    I would also like the ‘a’ class to be “current” for each page that the user is currently on (i.e. when they visit the About page, then the “about/” link ‘a’ class should be “current” and all the rest should be “base”)

    I hope I have explained myself well; please feel free to ask me any questions if I did not make sense.

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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  • This is done with CSS. The CSS, if even provided with theme for current item, may need to be updated to your desire, but is always best done in a Child Theme.

    A site link can help forum users who choose to help with CSS issues (but CSS issues are not a direct WP Support item).

    Without a way to review the CSS on your site in a browser or with a web inspection tool, we can be of little assistance in this matter.

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