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[Resolved] WP 3 Menus not Showing

  • I am making a WordPress theme and I am using the WP menus option. I enabled it in the functions.php file using this code:

    //enable WP 3.0 menus
    add_theme_support( 'menus' );
    if ( function_exists( 'register_nav_menus' ) ) {
    	register_nav_menus(
    		array(
    		  'top_menu' => 'Top Menu',
    		  'bottom_menu' => 'Bottom Menu'
    		)
    	);
    }

    Then I used this code in my header.php and footer.php:

    if(function_exists('register_my_menus')):
    wp_nav_menu(
    array(
    'menu' =>'top_menu',
    'container'=>'',
    'depth' => 1,
    'menu_id' => 'menuTop' )
    );
    endif;

    and

    if(function_exists('register_my_menus')):
    wp_nav_menu(
    array(
    'menu' =>'bottom_menu',
    'container'=>'',
    'depth' => 1,
    'menu_id' => 'menuBottom' )
    );
    endif;

    I cannot figure out why they wouldn’t show up at all, I am pretty sure they were showing when I was first configuring it. However, after a day or two when I started working on it again, it doesn’t even show up. If for whatever reason it helps, here is my website: http://connorcrosby.net/blog. Thank you!

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  • I changed it this on the functions.php page:

    register_nav_menus( array(
    'menu_top' => __( 'Top Menu', 'cctheme' ),
    'menu_bottom' => __( 'Bottom Menu', 'cctheme' ),
    ) );

    On the header.php and footer.php (except menu and menu_id are changed) I have:

    wp_nav_menu(
    array(
    'menu' =>'menu_top',
    'container'=>'',
    'depth' => 1,
    'menu_id' => 'menuTop' )
    );

    And it displays my menus however they are the same links. It seems like they are referring to the same menu. When I added a link to my top menu, the bottom menu shows the same thing. And I know they are both set to different ones.

    Never mind, I figured out the problem myself.

    care to share? I’m having the same issue with a bottom menu showing the same items as the top menu, though I’ve done it the same way several times with no problems.

    No sure why this is required sometimes and other times not, but it appears the solution is to use the theme_location parameter when calling the menus with wp_nav_menu, such as

    top menu

    <?php wp_nav_menu('menu=top_menu&theme_location=top_menu'); ?>

    bottom menu

    <?php wp_nav_menu('menu=bottom_menu&theme_location=bottom_menu'); ?>

    in my case functions.php looks like

    <?php add_theme_support( 'menus' );
    
    if ( function_exists( 'register_nav_menus' ) ) {
    
    	register_nav_menus(
    
    		array(
    
    		'top_menu' => 'TopMenu',
    
    		'bottom_menu' => 'BottomMenu'
    
    		)
    
    	);
    
    }
    
    ?>
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