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How can I add a class to a menu item using the wp_nav_menu function

I need to add a class to a menu item using the wp_nav_menu function

<li class="my_class"></li>

8 Answers

Christian Moran
Christian Moran
6,514 Points

You can add a class to each li from the admin panel. Go to yoursite.com/wp-admin/nav-menues.php

At the top open ‘screen option’ then check ‘css classes’. Now when you expand each list item of the menu you should see ‘css classes’.

Another way that you could do this is by giving wp_nav_menu a menu_id parameter.

Example

<?php

$defaults = array(
    ‘menu’ => ‘yourmenu’,
    ‘menu_id’ => ‘myMenu’
);

wp_nav_menu($defaults);

?>

Then with css you could style your li.

ul#myMenu li {
    /* your styles here */
}

Your awesome!

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

Inside admin panel , in menus. You have ability to manualy enter the classes.

http://wpcrux.com/wp-content/uploads/wp-nav-menu-css-class-2x.jpg

here is an example

Your awesome!

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

Solved this.

Here is the problem.

  1. Go to manage locations http://ctrlv.in/608987

  2. Select your menu http://ctrlv.in/608988

  3. Save

  4. Done http://ctrlv.in/608989

Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
2,977 Points

Hey!

Unfortunately it doesn't work for me at all. I already enabled CSS Classes under Screen Options and manually entered classes for each menu item. The page source still shows the WP generated classes.

This is what I have in my header.php:

$defaults = array(
                        'container' => false,
                        'theme_location' => 'primary-menu'
                    );
                    wp_nav_menu( $defaults );

This is from my static index.html:

<ul>
          <li class="hvr-sweep-to-right"><a href="#">Home</a></li>
          <li class="hvr-sweep-to-right"><a href="#">Geschäftsmodell</a></li>
          <li class="hvr-sweep-to-right"><a href="#">Leistungsprofile</a></li>
          <li class="hvr-sweep-to-right"><a href="#">Management</a></li>
          <li class="hvr-sweep-to-right"><a href="#">Marktkompetenzen</a></li>
          <li class="hvr-sweep-to-right"><a href="#">Kontakt</a></li>
          <li class="hvr-sweep-to-right"><a href="#">Impressum</a></li>
</ul> 

This is what I get from the page source:

<div class="menu">
<ul>
<li class="page_item page-item-17"><a href="http://localhost/lpp/impressum/">Impressum</a></li>
<li class="page_item page-item-13"><a href="http://localhost/lpp/kontakt/">Kontakt</a></li>
<li class="page_item page-item-15"><a href="http://localhost/lpp/management/">Management</a></li>
</ul></div>

Also, I don't want <div class="menu"> either. How can I get rid of this wrapper? I would be very thankful if someone could help me out, since I'm a full beginner developing WP-Themes!

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

Try to clear browser cache?

Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
2,977 Points

Yes, also restarted XAMPP. It's still not working.

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

Could you upload files and sql to dropbox?

Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
2,977 Points

Sure, if you give me your E-Mail add for your Dropbox.

Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
2,977 Points

Thanks! I just shared the folder with you.

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

Hey Marc, i set up your wp site. looks nice. Add me on skype pavle_lucic

Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
2,977 Points

Wow, that was fast. I just added you.

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

I didnt recieved any request.... Maybe wrong one :D

Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
2,977 Points

I don't think so, because I see the same profile picture as you have in Treehouse :)

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

Yes it is the same pic.... strange, i didnt recieve any request :), send me yours

Marc Cortez
Marc Cortez
2,977 Points

Thanks Pavle!
I really appreciate your help :)

Pavle Lucic
Pavle Lucic
10,801 Points

I am glad to help you :)