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@rohmann rohmann/toolbar-nav.php
Last active Dec 21, 2015

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This will give you a "theme location" for nav menus that will be placed in the toolbar. Had this in a repo, but moving to a gist.
Plugin Name: Custom Toolbar
Plugin URI:
Author: Alexander Rohmann
Version: 1.0
Author URI:
register_nav_menu( 'custom-toolbar', 'Custom Toolbar' );
function custom_toolbar_menu($wp_admin_bar){
if ( ( $locations = get_nav_menu_locations() ) && isset( $locations[ 'custom-toolbar' ] ) ) {
$menu = wp_get_nav_menu_object( $locations[ 'custom-toolbar' ] );
$menu_items = wp_get_nav_menu_items($menu->term_id);
foreach ( (array) $menu_items as $key => $menu_item ) {
$title = $menu_item->title;
$url = $menu_item->url;
$parent = $menu_item->menu_item_parent;
$itemid = $menu_item->ID;
$order = $menu_item->menu_order;
$wp_admin_bar->add_node(array('id' => $itemid, 'title' => $title, 'href' => $url ));
//To-do: Add support for submenu items.

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commented Sep 10, 2013

This can be used as a standalone plugin, or the code can be placed in at theme's functions.php, or within another plugin.

For quick implementation without coding, use these steps:

  1. Download the PHP file by click clicking the raw icon above (see image) and chosing "Save link as"
  2. Upload that file to the wp-content/mu-plugins folder
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