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Wordpress Menus

JozunaJozuna Member
edited April 2014 in home
I'm sorry if this isn't a good place to ask this, but does anyone know how to have a Wordpress site with different menu's such as this site? I love how when you click on weddings, the menu changes and everything is then focused on targeting future brides and weddings. Just curious to see if it is easier than I am thinking or if it is a theme feature or something.

Thanks!
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  • Neil vNNeil vN Administrator
    I'm not sure how easy it is - my web techie guy, Griffin, set it up for me.
  • StephenStephen Member
    edited April 2014
    Doing a quick Google search, you probably have to play around with custom menus.
    http://dannyvankooten.com/516/dynamic-custom-menus-wordpress/
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/custom-menus-on-different-pages

    However, you will need to have some PHP programming experience and good knowledge of your WP control panel. The gist appears to be that you need to set up custom menus in the control panel, and then activate it by altering some of the base WP templates.

    If you don't have a programming background, there might be a Wordpress plugin that you might be able to install to give you this functionality and make it easy to set up, but I haven't looked into that.
  • No problem Neil!

    Thanks Stephen, I'm going to try and sort through some more links to figure it out. I already crashed my website trying to modify the PHP but luckily its easy to fix with a file manager. I was thinking of installing a new Wordpress in a subdomain and just copying over the theme. This way I can use a subdomain and it will have a different main menu but I'm sure that is a lot more work to maintain than changing the PHP.
  • worldtravlrworldtravlr Member
    edited April 2014
    Hi Jozuna,
    I would not recommend making a subdomain and then setting up a whole new WordPress install as, whenever possible, it is best to keep installs to a minimum even if it means a little more work and possibly some custom coding on the main install to make it work. This allows for less general maintenance and confusion on your part and the part of your users.

    As for different menus on each page, that one was, luckily, not too difficult at all. We used this plugin - http://wordpress.org/plugins/ce-wp-menu-per-page/ - and then set up the menus we wanted. Once that is done, you just have to select the menu you want for the page on the edit screen for that page. There was some custom PHP needed to make certain blog posts display certain menus, etc, but for pages, the plugin linked there should enable you to assign custom menus to different pages with no programming knowledge needed.

    Hope that helps and feel free to post on via this message string or contact met at http://thetravelingdesigner.com/become-a-client/ if you have any more advanced customization needs or issues, etc.
  • Neil vNNeil vN Administrator
    (btw, this is Griffin, my web techie guy)
  • Awesome! That plug in works great but I did what you recommended and installed Wordpress in a new directory. Its working well so far but I still have a lot of work to get everything the way I would like. Thank you so much for the information, I know its not exactly a photography question.
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