Vertical menu: my Holy Grail (3 posts)

  1. fredriley
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi. This is a simple question, but after some months of using WP, on and off, I've still not been able to answer it. I'm redoing a site I currently run - EUROCALL - in WP. I want to replicate the existing navigation interface, with a vertical menu on the left, and additionally with a location indicator (ie current menu item is highlighted).

    I've looked at Accordion and Vertical Mega-menu, but both require a Custom Menu to be created. I just want the default WP menu, generated from the pages hierarchy, such that when a colleague adds a page and chooses a parent or parents, it'll appear in the correct place in the navigation. If I use a Custom Menu, AFAIK I can only add existing menu items to it. So if a colleague adds a page/section, I'll have to manually add this in the Custom Menu - is that correct?

    I'm using the latest WordPress with the Woothemes Canvas Theme, as when I tried to code a custom theme from scratch I just got lost in docs and the API and spent many unhappy hours there.

    I'm a simple creature, really, with simple requirements. Can I do this simple thing, and if so would some kind person please tell me how? If I've got Custom Menus all wrong, then do please tell me, though I have read this and this on custom menus.

    Thanks :)


  2. fredriley
    Posted 4 years ago #

    (shrug) Ok, looks like it can't be done without custom coding. C'est la vie... :(

  3. jason808
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes you create a custom menu and then use the Custom Menu widget to put the menu in a sidebar.

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