[wp-hackers] wp_nav_menu too simplistic?

Nathan Rice ncrice at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 17:33:44 UTC 2010

So (if I'm understanding you right), you would wish for the ability to
perhaps select a parent page and, say, 4 of its subpages, click "add" and
the hierarchy is maintained when they are added to the menu? (same for

Then, you could move the pages around, reorder, rearrange, etc.

+1 for that. I've always wondered a bit why the hierarchy isn't maintained
when adding groups of pages/cats to a menu.

Nathan Rice
WordPress and Web Development
www.nathanrice.net | twitter.com/nathanrice

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 11:42 AM, John O'Nolan <john.wp at onolan.org> wrote:
> > Because it's much MORE capable.
> So, it's unable to create a dynamic menu of my pages, and that's
> somehow "more" to you?
> Look, I get drag and drop. Yay, lovely, fine. What I want to know is
> why is it not more like the widgets mechanism, where I can, say, drag
> and drop a "Pages" widget there and then configure it to show one of
> my pages and all of that pages children underneath it? Seems like a
> rather obvious thing to do, to me.
> As it stands, every time I add a page, I'd have to go muck about with
> my menu and adding that page to it. That seems like a major step
> backwards to me.
> Yay for reordering, yay for widgetization, but boo to poor selection
> of possible menu items. This new menu system seems little better than
> manually editing the HTML to me. Every item in it is a static link,
> basically. You have to manually define every single one, there's no
> intelligence here at all.
> Is it even possible to expand the types of menu items with plugins?
> I've only just started diving into this thing, but if there's some
> kind of plugin that can add "smart" menu items, then maybe we'd be
> getting somewhere.
> -Otto
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