wp_nav_menu add a parent class
I’m playing with the [not so] new wp_nav_menu() and I like it. Only problem is I get no special class for menu items that have children items. Not sure I was clear enough, so here is an example:
|-Item 1 |-Item 2 |-Subitem 2.1 |-Subitem 2.2 |-Item 3
I just want some class for the “Item 2” because it has subitems. I looked at the Walker class, but I haven’t been able to figure out a way to achieve this behaviour, Not sure it’s posible.
Is there a way to get this?
Super-easy with jQuery:
This will get you something like:
<li class=”page-item”>Item 1
<li class=”page-item parent”>Item 2
<ul class=”sub-menu”>2nd level menu
The reason this works is because WP automatically appends the sub-menu class to the 2nd level menus. Really, it should apply the “parent” class to the top-level menu items that have children automatically, too. Hmm, maybe a fix should be suggested to the WP developers?
Thanks for the reply Steve, I found a solution eventually I just forgot to come back and share it.
Here is my solution http://pastebin.com/DVEcci3e.
It’s a custom Walker that overrides the display_element function and adds the “parent” class to the current itrem if it has childens. I just added 2 lines ( 37-38 ).
I would like to use your piece of code “Nfr_Menu_Walker” as a plugin. Could you point me how to do it? If I just put it into plugin without any apply_filters action, it seems not working.
Of course, I use the wp_nav_menu(‘walker’ => new Nfr_Menu_Walker()) construction…
Thank you, fraticiudan!
Your solution saved me a lot of work.
i found this solution to work easier/better:
I have simple solution: MAJpage Menu Class Extender. Maybe it’s not as fast and pure as above but it’s great solution for people who can’t programming – just install and turn on this plugin and use additional CSS classes in your menu
- tags: for first, last, parent, even and odd
- elements on every menu level.
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