Update: Add Bookmark Links to the wp_nav_menu

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Are you looking for a way to add bookmarks from a specified category? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add bookmark links to the wp_nav_menu in WordPress.


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

add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items', 'wps_add_bookmarks', 10, 2);
function wps_add_bookmarks($items, $args) {

	$cat = '2'; // define category
	$name = 'Bookmarks';

	$bookmarks = array();
	$bookmarks = get_bookmarks("category=$cat");

	if ($bookmarks[0] != '') {
	    $items .= '<li><a href="#">'.$name.'</a><ul class="sub-menu">';
	    foreach ( $bookmarks as $bookmark ) {
		$items .= '<li><a href="'.clean_url($bookmark->link_url).'"';
			$items .='target="'.$bookmark->link_target.'" ';}
			$items .='rel="'.$bookmark->link_rel.'" ';}
		$items .= '>'.$bookmark->link_name.'</a></li>';
	    $items .= '</ul>';
	return $items;

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: 50+ best WooCommerce themes for your online store and how to set up download tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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  1. Previous version worked fine, this one is not working. WP 3.5

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