Better Menu Management for WordPress
For the most part, menu management in WordPress is handled by the theme’s coded features. The theme’s coded features display links as a result of posts, pages or other types of navigable elements within your blog. As WordPress increases in popularity as a CMS solution, menu and navigation methods have required revisions. In order to be a true CMS, content and navigation must not be inner-dependent. Even casual manipulation of your site’s content structure ... Read More →
After going over all the new features in WordPress 3.0 and the inclusion / integration with WordPress Multi User, we decided to take a good long look at the Menu Creator to see what would and would not be a worthy update. So, as we looked at all the support forum and blog comments in addition to all the emails we started making a master task list. Keeping in mind that the reason the plugin is so popular we made ... Read More →
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Making a big jump from WP Menu Creator 1.7 to version 2.0 as we have sat on updates for many weeks eagerly awaiting a look at WordPress 2.9 before we committed to anything. I’m happy to say that WP Menu Creator will work with version 2.9 of WordPress.
What new features are in the new Menu Creator?
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- You can add your page or post to a menu while in the WYSWYG ...
Currently we have about 30 submitted sites that use the WordPress Menu Creator and we are going to publish these and others in three separate categories. The categories are; Theme developers that distribute the Menu Creator in their themes, Sites that use the Menu Creator, Sites that use third party themes converted to work with menu creator. Although the actual titles of these categories are not set in stone as of yet, they do represent the three main areas ... Read More →
Better Menu Management for WordPress
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For the most part, menu management in WordPress is largely handled by the themes coded features that display links as a result of posts, pages or other types of navigable elements within your blog. As WordPress grows in its use as a CMS solution, existing menu and navigation methods become quirky and un-natural in following the true essence of a CMS solution. In order to be ... Read More →
Today we added a new feature to the Menu Creator to allow you to set yet another option in your link structure in response to the Google REL Canonical URL update. Google made a post along with a video related to this new feature as presented by Matt Cutts and its worth a look because reckless application of this in your site can be consequential and counter productive to your efforts. Key points from Google include;
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Is rel=”canonical” a ...
WordPress Menu Creator CSS Examples
Below are some examples of CSS styles that can be copied to your style.css file to complete the styling of your WordPress menus. Be sure to edit the Menu #s. Colors and images can also be edited to match your website theme.
CSS Example #1
Our first example can be seen at www.RELV.com. Both the Top Menu (within the header.php) and the Main Menu (within the sidebar.php) use our WordPress Menu Creator.
You can change save and change ... Read More →
We get asked this time and time again about how to we are able to take our Menu Creator and display the menus externally outside of the WordPress template. There are instances where a person would like to add his or her WordPress menu in their other non-WordPress pages on their site as we do quite frequently with the UltimateIDX among other applications.
Earlier today, I received another such emails from Yanik Prefontaine, a contributor whom of which has been assisting ... Read More →
Fully XHTML Compliant WordPress Menus
UltimateIDX developers have released version 1.1 of the WP Menu Creator which includes a multitude of new features in answer to requests by users of the plugin. Although the previous WordPress published version was 1.0.6, the jump to 1.1 was not without intermediate releases within this site. Versions 1.0.7 – 1.0.9 were bug fix releases that addressed a handful of small issues users were having in getting the menu to show and function properly. ... Read More →
Tutorials, Code Snippets and Examples
Today we wrapped up several key enhancements to our WordPress Menu Manager plug-in that should assist in the implementation and use of the plug-in by non-technical blog users. Many times we have faced tech support issues related to the complexity of making the menu creator work in a vast assortment of WordPress themes by entry level users (those we consider non programmers or designers per se). Although the WP Menu Creator was built initially ... Read More →