Nav Menu Manager


Simplifies nav menu maintenance and functionality providing more control over nav menus with less coding.

Nav Menus

  • Easily register nav menus via the WordPress admin
  • Fail-safe code helps add a layer of protection to the theme
  • Disable already registered nav menus that won’t be used on the site
  • wp_nav_menu and shortcode generator for quick theme and content implementation
  • Improved nav menu sidebar widget for better widgetized menus

Nav Menu Items

  • Collapse/expand functionality for easier nav menu maintenance, including a nested nav menu item count
  • Add a global active class for all active nav menu items
  • Exclude default ID attributes from all nav menu items
  • Custom fields on nav menu items for DOM ID, query string and/or anchor


  • Removed the need for a customized Walker_Nav_Menu_Edit class
  • All custom nav menu item code is added via jQuery
  • Plugin should be compatible with most plugins and themes


  • Plugin settings page w/fail-safe code output
  • Code generator page
  • Nav menu collapse/expand functionality and custom fields
  • Improved nav menu sidebar widget


From Your WordPress Dashboard

  1. Log into the WordPress admin
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for Nav Menu Manager
  4. Click Install Now for the ‘Nav Menu Manager’ 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 Manager’

What’s Next?

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


3 abril 2020
With a menu of 140+ items to build, I was going crazy dragging items around. This plugin saved my life simplifying the process with the collapse option. Thank you.
24 febrièr 2017
Muy util el plugins para facilitar el llamado de menus sin tocar el core de wordpress. Felicidades.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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Released 2019-05-15

  • Fixed: Issue with script not loading.


Released 2019-05-08

  • Added: Verified plugin in WordPress 5.2
  • Improved: Various minor improvements


Released 2019-04-24

  • Fixed: Nav menu functionality load


Released 2019-04-24

  • Complete plugin overhaul