[wp-hackers] wp_nav_menu too simplistic?

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Tue Apr 6 16:42:01 UTC 2010

"Which creates a nested LI-UL-LI type of system"

Yes it does that, based on whatever you put into the menu admin  

"of top-level pages and their children"

No it doesn't do that, why would it? If you wanted that, then you'd  
use wp_list_pages. It wouldn't make any sense to try and translate  
that into some sort of dynamic menu system... 99% of users would have  
no use for it as their menus aren't even big enough to worry about  
needing a dynamic query.

"If the new menu system isn't as capable as the standard ways of doing  
things, then why would a theme author ever implement it?"

Because it's much MORE capable. I don't need to explain to my users  
"create some categories and some pages and they'll show up in your  
nav, then go to this other page and select the Page and Category ID's  
to exclude from this menu, you can find out the ID by going to  
the...... hey, what are you doing? Wake up! What do you mean you want  
them in a different order, no we can't do that. Oh you want a custom  
link in your nav? Too bad."

Instead I'll say "Go to the menus section, and create your navigation  
menu with whatever pages, categories or links that you want and drag 
+drop to arrange them."


On 6 Apr 2010, at 17:27, Otto wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:59 AM, John O'Nolan <john.wp at onolan.org>  
> wrote:
>> As far as I know this functionality has existed from the very start
>> http://www.woothemes.com/2010/01/the-awesome-custom-woo-navigation/
> Umm... That functionality I described isn't there at all *right now*,
> as far as I can tell. That link shows how to add static links to
> pages, which is not what I was describing.
> -Otto
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