Nav Menu Collapse


Adds functionality to collapse and expand nav menus within the WordPress admin. All parent nav menu items are collpased by default, but you have the option to store the collapsed/expanded state for the menus on a user-by-user basis.


  • Plugin settings
  • Collapsed and expanded nav menu items


From Your WordPress Dashboard

  1. Log into the WordPress admin
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for Nav Menu Collapse
  4. Click Install Now for the « Nav Menu Collapse » plugin
  5. Click Activate


  1. Download the plugin
  2. Log into the WordPress admin
  3. Go to Plugins > Add New
  4. Click Upload Plugin
  5. Click Browse and select the downloaded ZIP file
  6. Click Install Now
  7. Click Activate Plugin

Via File Transfer

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Extract the ZIP file
  3. Upload the contents of the ZIP file to wp-content/plugins/
  4. Log into the WordPress admin
  5. Go to Plugins
  6. Click Activate under « Nav Menu Collapse »

What’s Next?

Once the plugin is active, simply visit Settings > Nav Menu Collapse and enable the settings appropriate for this site.


6 setembre 2020
I have an eshop with more than 1500 categories. This plugin is a saver! Thank you so much from my heart for creating and maintaining this! As other users said this functionality must add in wp core!
22 març 2020
It's a must-have plugin for the websites where the menu is multi-level deep or a complex menu structure.
8 abril 2018
Simple, well thought out UI makes managing menus much easier. Should be in core.
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Contributors & Developers

“Nav Menu Collapse” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Improved: Complete plugin overhaul