Dropdown Menu Widget

Dropdown Menu Widget

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Dropdown Menu widget adds a beautiful dropdown menu, listing pages and categories of your blog. You can also turn your wordpress navigation menus into beatiful dropdown menus using this plugin.

  • Automatically generated menus (Pages/Categories/Custom Menus)
  • More than 11 beautiful themes
  • jQuery Effects (must be enabled from panel)
  • Customizable color scheme
  • Widgets enabled
  • Vertical or Horizontal Menus
  • Supports Multiple Instances
  • Can be embedded via PHP Template Tag
Please note following before asking any questions:

  • Menu themes use CSS. That’s why it doesn’t work same on all themes. If you think it has styling issues, please take a look at this post.
  • Effects use jQuery. If your theme changes default jQuery, effects may not work.
  • IE6 is not supported. Why not upgrade your browser?


Dropdown menu widget is so easy to setup. Just follow the steps below to add it to your site.

  • Login to your wordpress dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New.
  • If you have downloaded the plugin, click on “Upload” link and upload the plugin.
  • If you haven’t downloaded yet, type dropdown menu widget to search field and click “Search”.
  • Click on “Install” and click “Activate plugin” once it is loaded.
  • Go to “Dropdown menu settings” under “Settings” to change dropdown theme and edit your settings.
  • Add the dropdown menu to your site using “Widgets” or template tag codes.
  • Done. Enjoy!

If your theme doesn’t support header widget areas, you can add dropdown menu using php template tag. Read how to add it here. Read more about custom dropdown template tags here.

Here is a video on installation and setting up a custom dropdown menu :

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Release Notes

  • Bob Nov 14, 2014

    I’m using your amazing Widget but I’m facing two main issues I can’t seem to solve:
    1. The sub-menu has a line limit and then creates a second column of text. Can I stop that/ increase the line limit?
    2. When a sub-menu expands sometimes it will stay hidden behind the upper level items. Is there any way to solve this? Can I have a fixed width of each column?
    Thank you very much.

  • Miles Nov 13, 2012

    Is it possible to make the entire li of the menu clickable, rather than just the text anchor?

    • Matt Say Nov 14, 2012

      Yes, actually you can imitate this by giving padding to anchors instead of li elements. This works on some themes by default. On others, you have to fix this using customization. Which theme are you using?

      • Miles Nov 14, 2012

        Thanks. I actually figured that out this afternoon. I’m using a custom theme to fit my WP theme, hence why it probably didn’t work out of the box. Thanks for the followup! Great plugin.

  • Fuchs Nov 12, 2012

    With this version i cannot change the name of “Home”-Button anymore. But the Changelog only say “Added: More detailed faq and plugin banner.”…hmmm, what happened here?

  • Matt Nov 12, 2012

    very nice menu!

    Is it p├╝ossible to set the startdepth to Level 2.


    Level 1
    Level 1
    – Level 2
    — Level 3
    — Level 3
    – Level 2
    Level 1
    Level 1

    I want your menu to display only the level 2 and 3 links.


  • Hannes Oct 19, 2012


    love your plugin!

    I got a question concerning highlighting of active links. This I need for another plugin called ‘Navigo’ I’m using for my sidebar navigation menu.

    How can wordpress tell which page currently is active and so forth such that the css style defintions

    #access .current-menu-item > a,
    #access .current-menu-ancestor > a,
    #access .current_page_item > a,
    #access .current_page_ancestor > a {
    font-weight: bold;
    color: red;

    will be used, i.e. where do you assign the attribute .current-menu-item to the active page?

    Thanks in advance!


  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2012

    Are the plugins going to be updated for the newest WordPress?

  • Gabi Sep 18, 2012

    just figured it out – take a look. Thanks for the great plugin!

  • Gabi Sep 18, 2012

    Need help, Please.

    Is it possible to style your fabulous drop down menu so that all the tabs have a different color? I would like to accomplish this look: http://relationalearning.com/wordpress/

    Here is the page I’m working on: http://relationalearning.com/wordpress/about

    Maybe a white semi-transparent overlay on mouse over so the rollover color is the same just a bit lighter? Could the dropdowns also follow that color palette?

    I hope I’m not asking too much..

    Thank you

  • Chris McLellan Sep 2, 2012

    Hi there

    I’m using your Dropdown Menu Widget drop plugin, I was wondering if it is possible to Remove links from sub menus for example I have a menu structure as follows:-

    Menu A
    Menu b
    Menu c
    menu d

    I have removed the link from the top menu ‘i.e. menu A’ however I would like to remove the link from ‘Menu c’


  • Claudia Aug 24, 2012

    i need more small … well if i have two words i want it can show in two lines.
    for example.:


    where i can change it.



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