Add a divider between specific menu items

  • djgrant181

    #10351

    Good day,

    I am wondering how to add a <hr> divider between menu items.

    I have been trying in a child theme in includes/theme-menu.php, with no success.

    I am trying to get a custom url menu item with url “#” and the label “Divider” to appear as a styled <hr /> vice the label name.

    Here is the modified section of theme-menu.php, was wondering if someone could figure out what I’m doing wrong:

    class Graphene_Description_Walker extends Walker_Nav_Menu {
    function start_el( &$output, $item, $depth = 0, $args = array(), $id = 0 ) {
    global $wp_query;

    $indent = ( $depth ) ? str_repeat( "t", $depth ) : '';

    $class_names = $value = '';

    $classes = empty( $item->classes ) ? array() : (array) $item->classes;

    $class_names = join( ' ', apply_filters( 'nav_menu_css_class', array_filter( $classes ), $item ) );
    $class_names = ' class="'. esc_attr( $class_names ) . '"';

    /* ### Added following section ### */
    if ( 'Divider' === $item->title )
    {
    // you may remove the <hr> here and use plain CSS.
    //$output .= '<li class="menu_separator"><hr>';
    $output .= '<li><hr style="margin: 0; border: 0px solid; height: 2px; background: #333; width: 200px; ">';
    }
    else
    {
    /* #################### */
    $output .= $indent . '<li id="menu-item-'. $item->ID . '"' . $value . $class_names .'>';
    /* ### Added following section ### */
    }
    /* #################### */

    and

    $item_output = $args->before;
    $item_output .= '<a'. $attributes .'>';
    $item_output .= $args->link_before .$prepend.apply_filters( 'the_title', $item->title, $item->ID ).$append;
    $item_output .= $description.$args->link_after;
    $item_output .= '</a>';
    $item_output .= $args->after;

    /* #################### */
    /* ### Added following section ### */
    if ( 'Divider' === $item->title )
    {
    // you may remove the <hr> here and use plain CSS.
    //$output .= '<li class="menu_separator"><hr>';
    $output .= '<li><hr style="margin: 0; border: 0px solid; height: 2px; background: #333; width: 200px; ">';
    //$output .= '';
    }
    else
    {
    /* #################### */
    $output .= apply_filters( 'walker_nav_menu_start_el', $item_output, $item, $depth, $args );
    /* ### Added following section ### */
    }
    /* #################### */
    }
    }

    My menu still outputs an item labelled as “Divider” vice a <hr /> divider. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? It used to work.

    Dave

    djgrant181

    #45948

    I figured it out myself.

    My modifications were in a child theme’s ./includes/theme-menu.php, which was never getting loaded.

    For anyone interested, I used the original ./includes/theme-menu.phpclass Graphene_Description_Walker extends Walker_Nav_Menu {” as a template for my own modified “class Custom_Description_Walker extends Walker_Nav_Menu {“, and then a custom header.php to call “$args = array_merge( $args, array( 'walker' => new Custom_Description_Walker() ) );” at line 123.

    I did not include any of the remainder of the original theme-menu.php in my custom theme-menu.php, as it is loaded with the original (parent) theme.

    I also had to include “require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/includes/theme-menu.php' ); // Functions for navigation menus” in my child theme’s function.php file.

    Dave

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