WordPress Menu Creator 2.0

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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?

  • You can add your page or post to a menu while in the WYSWYG editor. Simply select the menu, title it, and publish.
  • A new page / post look-up feature will provide you with an easy way to get the page or post ID while in the Menu Creator panel. No more need to go searching.
  • Better image support for menus that will provide you with quick edit features.
  • The ability to reset the menu ID and the ability to edit the menu name. Requested dozens of times so its going to be a feature.
  • Saving the best for the last, the Menu Creator will have a CSS feature where you can save and edit the CSS for each individual menu.

I’ll post more when it is available.

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Paul Eastwood is the CEO of UltimateIDX and founder of it's parent company Blue Fire Group that has been helping Real Estate agents with online marketing for a long time.


  1. Avatar for Ryd
    Ryd  April 1, 2010

    Would love beta test too.
    Can you send me the beta version to my mail? I need it for my current WP project.

    Thanks, very much appreciated.
    Best regards, Ryd.

    • Avatar for Jared Ritchey
      Jared Ritchey  June 18, 2010

      I’ll get it posted hopefully by the first of the week for anyone interested.

  2. Avatar for Alyssa
    Alyssa  April 10, 2010

    looks like a great script.. the menus on the left of your site work really well. Much better than many I have seen. thanks for bringing the script to my attention!

  3. Avatar for Lisa Cowan
    Lisa Cowan  May 4, 2010

    I’ve installed the plugin, but cannot find the manage link. I’ve probably been sitting at the computer to long to be effective. Please let me know what I am missing.


    • Avatar for Jared Ritchey
      Jared Ritchey  May 11, 2010

      Send me a contact request and I’ll do it for you.

  4. Avatar for Aaron
    Aaron  May 17, 2010

    would it be possible to get a beta version of this as well? i would love to be able to use the newer version of the menu plugin on my new site.

    • Avatar for Jared Ritchey
      Jared Ritchey  May 18, 2010

      Yeah it will be published for download this weekend.

  5. Avatar for Mad Max
    Mad Max  May 27, 2010

    Any news on the upcoming release? Can’t wait any more! ;D

    • Avatar for Jared Ritchey
      Jared Ritchey  June 18, 2010

      Yeah been very busy working on all the plugins but it will be released hopefully this coming week.

  6. Avatar for rob cain
    rob cain  June 2, 2010


    Firstly, really nice plugin. Thanks for this. Domt know why WP havent included something like it in core yet. Couple of suggestions:

    1)I tend to use WP as a CMS rather than simple blog. Consequentially, site taxonomies can get quite complex. In particular, I needed to make your menu-creator plugin (V1.1.6) sensitive, not only to ‘current page’ but also to sub-pages, categories, taxonomies, etc, when setting the ‘current_page_item’ class on the ‘active’ menu item(s).

    I came up with a mod/hack to do this. Thought you might be interested in making it available in your core app. The approach would be quite simple:

    file: menu-creator.lib.php
    function: displayMenuFromItems
    change line from:

    if (is_page($item[“value”])) {

    change line to (something like):

    if (is_page($item[“value”]) || (function_exists(wpmc_is_in_context) && wpmc_is_in_context($item))) {

    …. thus providing a custom application exit (filter) on precisely how and when the currently active menu item is set.

    the user/site developer then has a choice of providing/defining an optional user function, ‘wpmc_is_in_context’ (returning true or false) to determine this, eg. defined within functions.php within theme dir.

    in addition to the above i also added a new field (db, admin and object) called ‘active_context’ (string). this gets passed in item var above and is thus able to further refine pattern matching requirements of the user defined ‘wpmc_is_in_context’ function.

    drop me a line if you’d like further details.

    2) customer had requirement to mix colours (html effects) within menu titles. whilst v1.1.6 just about supports this, it does have problems editing html markup within menu titles, once set up. (to do with wp options stripping, htmlentities, etc). would be nice if it gracefully allowed maintenence of html markup withing menu titles.

    many thanks again, hope these are of some interest/use.

    • Avatar for Jared Ritchey
      Jared Ritchey  June 4, 2010

      Thank you for your comment Rob;
      In version 1.1.9 we have something like this is added in as well as support for WordPress MU.

  7. Avatar for DonnaNJ
    DonnaNJ  June 10, 2010

    I’m trying to use this on this site

    The top row is the original menu…If you hover on history-you see the sub menus.

    the second row the history sub-cats are showing as a third row.

    I think it’s the js for the hover…but I don’t know how to fix it


    • Avatar for Jared Ritchey
      Jared Ritchey  June 18, 2010

      Something appears to be stripping the closing tags on each list element.

  8. Avatar for Riko@Jimbaran Villas
    [email protected] Villas  June 16, 2010

    Hi, How to make web centre in WYSWYG editor? I used this software but every I make a website, its always lies to the left of the page..thanks

    Looking for Villas in Jimbaran Bali

    • Avatar for Jared Ritchey
      Jared Ritchey  June 18, 2010

      Can you show me so I can take a look and see how to fix for you?


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