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  • I’m working on a wordpress site that was set up by others. They customized the TwentyTen template to make this site.
    They used a function to automatically create a sidebar navigation menu that includes all pages, in order in the page.php template file:

    <ul class="left-hand-menu left">
          <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&exclude=29,111,115,771,915,917,919'); ?>

    I’m now creating landing pages and optimizer test pages that I do not want to appear in the navigation. In order to do so I have to find the id number of each new page and add it to the exclusion list in each template file (there’s one for the blog as well), which is a pain in the butt. Ideally the site would use the wysiwyg menu editor feature to allow the user to set menus intuitively as needed.
    I have created a new menu in the menu editor and added code to the functions.php file (as per to make the menu selectable in the menu editor.
    I have added code to page.php to call my secondary menu (as per
    –but only the parent menu items appear. I have several levels of child sub-menu items made in the menu editor, but they just don’t show up in the site’s front-end, not even in the source (they are not just being hidden by CSS).

    How can I make this menu work? Why are the child items not showing up?

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  • This is what I’ve added to my page.php file:
    <?php wp_nav_menu(array('menu_class' => 'left-hand-menu', 'container' => 'false', 'depth' => 0) ); ?>

    I’ve tried using the ‘depth’ argument as

    'depth' => 0
    'depth' => '5'
    'depth' => 5

    but in each case, child menus do not appear. This is the output of my menu:

    <ul id="menu-primary-nav-1" class="left-hand-menu"><li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-4"><a href="">About Us</a></li>
    <li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page current-menu-item page_item page-item-12 current_page_item menu-item-25"><a href="">Products</a></li>
    <li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-24"><a href="">Solutions</a></li>
    <li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-27"><a href="">Blog</a></li>
    <li class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-28"><a href="">Contact Us</a></li>

    There seem to be way more classes than necessary. But where are the child and grandchild menu items?

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