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WordPress: Using a custom nav walker to create navigation menus in plain <a> tags. That is the <ul> and <li> tags are not present. Very useful if you want to create simple links that can be centered with a simple text-align:center on the containing element.
<?php
// In your template files like footer.php
// The items_wrap value ('%3$s') removes the wrapping <ul>, while the custom walker (Nav_Footer_Walker) removes the <li>'s.
wp_nav_menu(array('items_wrap'=> '%3$s', 'walker' => new Nav_Footer_Walker(), 'container'=>false, 'menu_class' => '', 'theme_location'=>'footer', 'fallback_cb'=>false ));
?>
<?php
// In your functions.php
class Nav_Footer_Walker extends Walker_Nav_Menu {
function start_lvl( &$output, $depth = 0, $args = array() ) {
$indent = str_repeat("\t", $depth);
$output .= "\n$indent\n";
}
function end_lvl( &$output, $depth = 0, $args = array() ) {
$indent = str_repeat("\t", $depth);
$output .= "$indent\n";
}
function start_el( &$output, $item, $depth = 0, $args = array(), $id = 0 ) {
$indent = ( $depth ) ? str_repeat( "\t", $depth ) : '';
$class_names = $value = '';
$classes = empty( $item->classes ) ? array() : (array) $item->classes;
$classes[] = 'menu-item-' . $item->ID;
$class_names = join( ' ', apply_filters( 'nav_menu_css_class', array_filter( $classes ), $item, $args ) );
$class_names = $class_names ? ' class="' . esc_attr( $class_names ) . '"' : '';
$id = apply_filters( 'nav_menu_item_id', 'menu-item-'. $item->ID, $item, $args );
$id = $id ? ' id="' . esc_attr( $id ) . '"' : '';
$output .= $indent . '';
$attributes = ! empty( $item->attr_title ) ? ' title="' . esc_attr( $item->attr_title ) .'"' : '';
$attributes .= ! empty( $item->target ) ? ' target="' . esc_attr( $item->target ) .'"' : '';
$attributes .= ! empty( $item->xfn ) ? ' rel="' . esc_attr( $item->xfn ) .'"' : '';
$attributes .= ! empty( $item->url ) ? ' href="' . esc_attr( $item->url ) .'"' : '';
$item_output = $args->before;
$item_output .= '<a'. $attributes .'>';
$item_output .= $args->link_before . apply_filters( 'the_title', $item->title, $item->ID ) . $args->link_after;
$item_output .= '</a>';
$item_output .= $args->after;
$output .= apply_filters( 'walker_nav_menu_start_el', $item_output, $item, $depth, $args );
}
function end_el( &$output, $item, $depth = 0, $args = array() ) {
$output .= "\n";
}
}
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@acbilimoria acbilimoria commented Mar 12, 2016

👍 👍 👍

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@wakasann wakasann commented Apr 6, 2016

👍 Thank you very much!

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@creator2earth creator2earth commented Jul 12, 2016

Very useful!

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@Chillifish Chillifish commented Dec 1, 2016

Thanks for this. Wanted to create a button link, so added $attributes = ' type="button"'; at line 34.

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@emeaguiar emeaguiar commented Dec 9, 2016

I'm confused, you call $args as an array but then you use it as an object? When does it change?

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@lukecurtis93 lukecurtis93 commented Apr 24, 2017

How would i add an 'active' class to the current page?

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@amerbashoeb amerbashoeb commented Jun 1, 2017

Thanks 👍

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@dbybanez dbybanez commented Jul 18, 2017

This is really helpful! Thank you so much! By the way, is there an explanation as to what each method do?

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@LeonidasPinheiro LeonidasPinheiro commented Nov 15, 2017

Very useful!
Thank you very much!

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@deepanprabhu deepanprabhu commented Jun 21, 2019

Thank you, Saved me a lot of time.

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