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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#12900 reopened enhancement

Enhance Nav_Menu to use the older menu functions

Reported by: WraithKenny Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Menus Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Concerning wp_list_pages, wp_page_menu, and/or wp_list_categories functions:

Since these functions exists and developers are comfortable with them, and they'd add much functionality if they were included in the new wp_nav_menu function.

Could the wp_nav_menu utilize these established functions in itself to allow "dynamic" listing of pages with the useful options available in those functions?

New "widgets" on the left among the "Add Existing Page" and "Add an Existing Category" (perhaps "Add Dynamic Page List" or the like) that would essentially be a UI interface for the args that the wp_list_pages, wp_page_menu, or wp_list_categories functions already accept. The wp_nav_menu would then pass those args to the appropriate function and create items in the appropriate place in the nav menu. (I have no idea how easy/hard that'd be.)

This wouldn't replace the "Add Existing Page" or "Add an Existing Category" as starting at zero and adding individual items is different and also very useful.

This treatment might be appropriate for any function listed in "Related" http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_pages#Related or maybe only wp_page_menu or wp_list_pages. I think it warrants discussion.

P.S. This is well above my ability in PHP. I don't think I can't do a working patch on this :-(

Change History (13)

#1 @WraithKenny
6 years ago

  • Cc Ken@… added

#2 @ptahdunbar
6 years ago

  • Owner changed from ryan to ptahdunbar
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Allowing developers to create their own type of menu item isn't the easiest given the way the current system works. I'm working on fixing that, but that'll be for 3.1.

#3 @mikeschinkel
6 years ago

  • Cc mikeschinkel@… added

Add capability to add a menu as a menuitem to be a submenu thus allowing multiple menu items to share the same submenus.

#5 @WraithKenny
5 years ago

#14969 related/duplicate

#6 @nacin
5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Triage to Future Release

#7 @ptahdunbar
5 years ago

  • Owner ptahdunbar deleted
  • Status changed from accepted to assigned

#8 @WraithKenny
4 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from assigned to closed


Alex wrote a plugin that basically solves this so I'll close the ticket. Works for Me :)

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted

#10 @Viper007Bond
4 years ago

  • Milestone set to Future Release
  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

I think this functionality is worthy of being in core. Who wants to manually maintain submenu items? :)

#11 @WraithKenny
4 years ago

that also sounds good to me, +1

#12 @chriscct7
12 months ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added

Anyone got any thoughts on this?

#13 @celloexpressions
12 months ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback removed

If 8 is all that is left for this ticket, this is a duplicate of another more updated (possibly patched) ticket somewhere (although I can't find it).

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