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Pre-fill a Custom Menu

We know how to Add Custom Menus Support to our theme, to allow a THEME LOCATION of “main_nav” (for example), but what if you also want to automate the next steps of creating a Menu itself, setting the Theme Location to show that new Menu, and adding a Page to that new Custom Menu ?

We’ll start with the Add Custom Menus Support code to register a Menu Location of “The main menu” / “main_nav”, and take it that next couple steps by creating an actual Menu called “Main Menu”, adding a link titled ‘THIS WILL BE THE LINK TITLE’ linking to page id #1, and telling WP to set our new “Main Menu” as THE menu for the “main_nav” theme location.

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