This is WordPress’ 38th major release, which means that rtCampers have now contributed to half of all major releases.
Among the additions to WordPress 5.4 are two new hooks that let developers add custom fields to menu items. We used this new capability in one of our under-development projects to achieve what we call Mega Menu functionality🤘
In other words, users are able to add images, shortcodes or custom HTML markup to WordPress menu items right from the core menu management interface under “Appearance -> Menus”.
Today, we’re happy to announce that we’re releasing this functionality as a standalone WordPress plugin called WP Menu Custom Fields. Have a look:
While WordPress plugins to accomplish similar functionality already exist, we found them to be too bloated for our specific needs. We’d rather build something quick & easy than spend a bunch of time code-reviewing 🤷♂️
Also, we would have ideally liked to use Gutenberg’s upcoming navigation feature, but the one that shipped with 7.0 wasn’t adequate for our needs.
Go take a look at WP Menu Custom Fields in the WordPress.org plugin repo and tell us what you think!