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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

#13910 new feature request

Get Menu name with wp_nav_menu()

Reported by: jowo Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Menus Keywords: has-patch needs-testing dev-feedback needs-unit-tests
Focuses: Cc:


There is no way to get the actual "Menu name" in wp_nav_menu()

For example if you want to create a left sidebar menu you want a header to go with it. In previous versions you could do use wp_list_pages() with "title_li".

With wp_nav_menu() you have to hard code <h3>Static menu name</h3> into the template before calling the function.

If you could get the "Menu name" as defined in backend interface from the wp_nav_menu() it would create the menu title automatically.

Attachments (2)

13910.diff (1.2 KB) - added by wojtek.szkutnik 6 years ago.
13910-2.diff (1.6 KB) - added by christophherr 5 weeks ago.
Turns markoheijnen's comment into a patch. Adds filter for the title of a navigation menu.

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Change History (12)

#1 @ocean90
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.0 to Future Release

#2 @pavelevap
6 years ago

  • Cc pavelevap@… added

#3 @wojtek.szkutnik
6 years ago

  • Cc wojtek.szkutnik@… added
  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added; wp_nav_menu menu name removed

#4 @wojtek.szkutnik
6 years ago

  • Keywords gsoc added

#5 @dangayle
5 years ago

+1 I've needed this a few times, having to resort to a similar solution to http://www.wptavern.com/forum/themes-templates/1563-list-available-wp_nav_menus.html

#6 @markoheijnen
4 years ago

  • Cc marko@… added
  • Keywords dev-feedback added; gsoc removed

The patch looks wrong. title shouldn't be an argument and it should have been $menu->name.

Also a function like this should be in core

function wp_nav_menu_title( $theme_location ) {
	$title = '';
	if ( $theme_location && ( $locations = get_nav_menu_locations() ) && isset( $locations[ $theme_location ] ) ) {
		$menu = wp_get_nav_menu_object( $locations[ $theme_location ] );
		if( $menu && $menu->name ) {
			$title = $menu->name;

	return apply_filters( 'wp_nav_menu_title', $title, $theme_location );

#7 @DrewAPicture
4 years ago

  • Cc xoodrew@… added

#8 @chriscct7
9 months ago

There was about 10 comments from the same user that were moderated as spam (which I confirmed they were). Reviewed and deleted them.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by chriscct7. View the logs.

5 months ago

5 weeks ago

Turns markoheijnen's comment into a patch. Adds filter for the title of a navigation menu.

#10 @christophherr
5 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-unit-tests added

Following what chriscct7 said in Slack, 13910-2.diff turns markoheijnen's comment into a patch.

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