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Add a home link to wp_nav_menu

If you are using WordPress 3+, using wp_nav_menu() with your theme by adding this snippet to the functions.php file will add a home link to your navigation with the current-page-item class.


function addHomeMenuLink($menuItems, $args)
{
	if('main' == $args->theme_location)
	{
		if ( is_front_page() )
			$class = 'class="current-menu-item"';
		else
			$class = '';	
		$homeMenuItem = '<li ' . $class . '>' .
						$args->before .
						'<a href="' . home_url( '/' ) . '" title="Home">' .
							$args->link_before .
							'Home' .
							$args->link_after .
						'</a>' .
						$args->after .
						'</li>';
		$menuItems = $homeMenuItem . $menuItems;
	}
	return $menuItems;
}
add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_items', 'addHomeMenuLink', 10, 2 );

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  1. Is there a way to choose what menu area the home link gets added to? I want to auto add a back to the top link in my theme footer menu, is this possible?

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