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How to Add a Home Link to wp_nav_menu

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Are you looking for a way to add a home link to your navigation with current-page-item class? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add a home link to wp_nav_menu().

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

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 );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 12 best WordPress podcast plugins and how to fix the error establishing a database connection in WordPress.

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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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