Support » Theme: dkret3 » [Theme: dkret3] Change "Start" to "Home" on nav bar

  • Resolved ColumbiaWebDev


    I’m using dkret3 and so far I’m LOVING it, great job!

    I’ve created a child theme to change the minor things (colors, fonts, etc) I wanted changed, but I’m stumped on one issue. I have a main page that does not have a title; by default, the dkret3 theme shows this page as “Start” on my navigation bar. I’d like to change that to read “Home”, but I do NOT want to modify the original files, I want to keep all changes to my child theme.

    The line I need to modify is in access-menu.php…this section is setting the default:

                    if ( has_nav_menu( 'access-menu' ) ) :
                        wp_nav_menu( array(
                            'theme_location' => 'access-menu',
                            'container_class' => 'header-menu',
                            'menu_class' => 'sf-menu',
                            'fallback_cb' => '' )
                    else :
                        wp_page_menu( array(
                            'show_home' => __( 'Start','dkret' ),
                            'depth' => 4,
                            'menu_class' => 'header-menu',
                            'sort_column' => 'menu_order' )

    Obviously, I could change the code to read

    'show_home' => __( 'Home','dkret' )

    but I’d rather not modify any core files for easier future updating. Can I add something to a page in my child theme to change that default value? Or is there a better way to go about this? TIA!!

    (my development site, if you want to see what I’m looking at, is

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  • Theme Author kretzschmar


    Just copy the changed access-menu.php to your child theme. Then WordPress will use it instead of the one inside the dkret3 folder.
    It is that easy (I hope).

    Thanks for the reply. So let’s say I just copy the access-menu.php file, make the changes, and save it in my child theme…

    What if something changes in the core access-menu.php file when there’s an update? I’d have to know to modify my child file as well. Is there a way to include the original file, but overwrite this one section with a custom value (like you can do with the css files)?

    Theme Author kretzschmar


    There won’t be any changes. Only if dkret should reach a version 4.0.

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