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  • I’ve just installed wordpress and enabled multisite.

    Using the network wide menu plugin (, I’ve been able to get the primary menu to display on all my sub-sites in the header position – hooray!

    Now I’m trying to achieve the same effect in my theme’s footer through the four footer widget areas available to me.

    I don’t believe a plugin exists to achieve this and my google research seems to indicate that it might not be possible to achieve the global menu effect in widgets.

    That said, I thought of a possible workaround that I’m hoping to get feedback on.

    In the main site I created several custom menu’s. I then used the Custom Menu widget to display the menu items in each of the four footer widget areas.

    Now here is my idea. I installed the plugin “Linkable Title Html and Php Widget by PepLamb” ( so that I could hopefully add php code that would retrieve the menu’s from the main site. This way if I make changes in the custom menu’s they will appear in all the subsites as well.

    In my subsites, I used the following code in the widget using the php plugin, which gave me a list of all the pages in my subsite. However, I am looking to have a list of the main site pages I listed in my custom menu in the main site.

    <?php wp_nav_menu(‘show_home=1&exclude=5,9,23&menu_class=page-navi&sort_column=menu_order’); ?>

    I’m not sure if there is a way to change some of the code above to retrieve the menu from the main site, but if there is, your help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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  • Thank you for the speedy response!

    I tried to follow the documentation and poked around a little in several of my themes php files and came up with this.

    function mysite_footer() {
    	do_atomic( 'footer' );
    add_action('wp_footer', 'mysite_footer');

    I placed the above code in the “Linkable Title Html and Php Widget” area I have in my footer and I get a parse error.

    Seeing the error makes me think it obviously shouldn’t go there.

    That said, where should it go? I don’t think it goes in the footer.php file, but then again maybe I’m wrong.

    Thank you again.

    Start with something simpler.

    Try just putting in echo "<p>Footer</p>"; to see WHERE it’s outputting, and work up from there.

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