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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#41161 closed enhancement (wontfix)

More Flexibility With Navigation Menu Item Types

Reported by: michaelecklund's profile michael.ecklund Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.8
Component: Menus Keywords:
Focuses: administration, template Cc:


Currently, WordPress only supports 4 types of navigation menu items.

  1. post_type
  2. post_type_archive
  3. taxonomy
  4. custom

Which is fine if that's how it needs to be for now. However, since anyone who decides to create their own menu type, their links will ALWAYS default to "Custom Link". At a minimum can we at least get a filter to override the menu type label?

I've created my own section with a custom menu type. Now all of my links show up as "Custom Link". Which is confusing, because there's actually a section to add "Custom Links". My links are not "Custom Links". I'd like to be able to filter that label text (at a minimum).

Referring to ./wp-includes/nav-menus.php Line 769; As of WordPress 4.8. Code block:

else {
    $menu_item->type_label = __('Custom Link');
    $menu_item->title = $menu_item->post_title;
    $menu_item->url = ! isset( $menu_item->url ) ? get_post_meta( $menu_item->ID, '_menu_item_url', true ) : $menu_item->url;

Could just add a filter...

$menu_item->type_label = apply_filters( 'some-hook-name', __('Custom Link') );

I mean, if you're going to just default everything to custom, at least provide some flexibility here...


Change History (3)

#2 @michael.ecklund
6 years ago

#41162 was marked as a duplicate.

#3 @welcher
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

@michael.ecklund thanks for reporting!

The filter wp_setup_nav_menu_item is available and allows filtering of the $menu_item and will give you the access the items you're looking to modify.

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