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WordPress From Bootstrap to WordPress Setup a Bootstrap Theme Creating Bootstrap Navigation in WordPress

New Menu Down Rather than Across

Creating Bootstrap Navigation in WordPress 9 Minutes : 30 Seconds into video. I am using, WordPress 4.2.2 Bootstrap v3.3.5

I entered the code as shown in the video at 9:30 but the menu is oriented downwards rather than across: Home Example Pages Blog

I researched wp_nav_menu in the codex and could find no argument for across vs down. Suggestions?

3 Answers

Ryan Hunt
Ryan Hunt
16,091 Points

I just ran into the same problem and I think the thing that solved it for me was that I had written


when it should be


Hope that helps

Michael Hanna
Michael Hanna
17,649 Points

Thanks, Ryan! I had made the same mistake. I would have found it eventually, but your comment here saved me a bunch of time.

What a lifesaver!

This lesson shows that the property of "container" can be set to false. This seems to no longer be the case due to an update of bootstrap that was released after this lesson was made.

I set the 'container' to the value of 'ul' which took care of the vertical vs. horizontal nav links issue.

'container' => 'ul'

Additional research shows: menu-class 'nav navbar-nav' is not being given to the list items in the unordered list.

header.php>>>>> $args = array( 'menu' => 'header-menu', 'menu-class' => 'nav navbar-nav', 'container' => 'false' ); wp_nav_menu( $args );

page source>>>>> <ul id="menu-header-menu" class="menu"><li id="menu-item-13" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page current-menu-item page_item page-item-4 current_page_item menu-item-13"><a href="http://localhost/atlas1/">Home</a></li>

I'm guessing that BS uses the 'nav navbar-nav' class id to format the menu horizontally.