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#44286 accepted enhancement

Feature Request: Provide Menu Settings on create new menu

Reported by: garrett-eclipse Owned by: audrasjb
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Menus Keywords: has-screenshots needs-refresh
Focuses: administration Cc:
PR Number:



I wanted to request an improvement to the Menu creation workflow to reduce the workflow. Currently you create a menu with name and then once created can set the Menu Settings for 'Auto add pages' and 'Display location'. It would be nice to have those options available on the create menu screen thus removing a step in the process if you're not adding any menu items.


Attachments (4)

Screen Shot 2018-05-31 at 4.33.29 PM.png (23.3 KB) - added by garrett-eclipse 17 months ago.
Create Menu
Screen Shot 2018-05-31 at 4.33.16 PM.png (57.9 KB) - added by garrett-eclipse 17 months ago.
Menu Settings
44286.patch (2.3 KB) - added by ianjvr 9 months ago.
Screen Shot 2019-02-27 at 9.57.14 PM.png (106.0 KB) - added by garrett-eclipse 8 months ago.
After a failed menu creation if any menu locations were selected they become default.

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Change History (10)

#1 @pratikthink
17 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion has-screenshots added

#2 @pento
9 months ago

  • Version trunk deleted

#3 @audrasjb
9 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch good-first-bug added; 2nd-opinion removed


Looks like a nice little enhancement. Adding good-first-bug keyword.

9 months ago

#4 @ianjvr
9 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added; needs-patch removed

#5 @audrasjb
8 months ago

  • Owner set to audrasjb
  • Status changed from new to accepted

8 months ago

After a failed menu creation if any menu locations were selected they become default.

#6 @garrett-eclipse
8 months ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh added; good-first-bug has-patch needs-testing removed

Thanks for the patch @ianjvr

I successfully applied against trunk and testing everything seemed to be working until I tried to break it... and by that I mean I tried to save a second menu with the same title as an existing one. In this one circumstance, an issue presents itself in that the failed save updated the database option for theme_mods_twentynineteen to set the nav_menu_locations I'd had selected 'social' against an id of 0;
With this set against id 0 when you go to create an additional menu we are presented with pre-selected menu location(s).

I believe the issue here lies in this code which occurs before the menu title is checked for error.

The other tests I did worked nicely they entailed;

  1. Creating a menu.
  2. Creating a menu w/ auto-add.
  3. Creating a menu w/ location(s)
  4. Creating a menu w/ both auto-add and location(s)

*Between these tests I reloaded and attempted the location tests with different ones individually and multiples as well.

The only other pause I had while testing was after creating my first menu and going to create my second I wanted to go back but in this case where there's only one existing menu the dropdown select doesn't appear so one either needed to reload or use the sidebar navigation. Due to this I opened (#46367) to suggest adding a Cancel to the Create Menu screen.

Nice work on the patch, and let me know if I can clarify or assist in any way.


Last edited 8 months ago by garrett-eclipse (previous) (diff)
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