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wp_get_nav_menu_items › WordPress Function

wp_get_nav_menu_items ( $menu, $args = array() )
Parametri: (2)
  • (int|string|WP_Term) $menu Menu ID, slug, name, or object.
  • (array) $args { Optional. Arguments to pass to get_posts(). @type string $order How to order nav menu items as queried with get_posts(). Will be ignored if 'output' is ARRAY_A. Default 'ASC'. @type string $orderby Field to order menu items by as retrieved from get_posts(). Supply an orderby field via 'output_key' to affect the output order of nav menu items. Default 'menu_order'. @type string $post_type Menu items post type. Default 'nav_menu_item'. @type string $post_status Menu items post status. Default 'publish'. @type string $output How to order outputted menu items. Default ARRAY_A. @type string $output_key Key to use for ordering the actual menu items that get returned. Note that that is not a get_posts() argument and will only affect output of menu items processed in this function. Default 'menu_order'. @type bool $nopaging Whether to retrieve all menu items (true) or paginate (false). Default true. @type bool $update_menu_item_cache Whether to update the menu item cache. Default true. }
    Richiesto: No
    Default: array()
  • (array|false) Array of menu items, otherwise false.
Definito a:

Retrieves all menu items of a navigation menu.

Note: Most arguments passed to the $args parameter – save for 'output_key' – are specifically for retrieving nav_menu_item posts from get_posts() and may only indirectly affect the ultimate ordering and content of the resulting nav menu items that get returned from this function.


function wp_get_nav_menu_items( $menu, $args = array() ) {
	$menu = wp_get_nav_menu_object( $menu );

	if ( ! $menu ) {
		return false;

	if ( ! taxonomy_exists( 'nav_menu' ) ) {
		return false;

	$defaults = array(
		'order'                  => 'ASC',
		'orderby'                => 'menu_order',
		'post_type'              => 'nav_menu_item',
		'post_status'            => 'publish',
		'output'                 => ARRAY_A,
		'output_key'             => 'menu_order',
		'nopaging'               => true,
		'update_menu_item_cache' => true,
		'tax_query'              => array(
				'taxonomy' => 'nav_menu',
				'field'    => 'term_taxonomy_id',
				'terms'    => $menu->term_taxonomy_id,
	$args     = wp_parse_args( $args, $defaults );
	if ( $menu->count > 0 ) {
		$items = get_posts( $args );
	} else {
		$items = array();

	$items = array_map( 'wp_setup_nav_menu_item', $items );

	if ( ! is_admin() ) { // Remove invalid items only on front end.
		$items = array_filter( $items, '_is_valid_nav_menu_item' );

	if ( ARRAY_A === $args['output'] ) {
		$items = wp_list_sort(
				$args['output_key'] => 'ASC',

		$i = 1;

		foreach ( $items as $k => $item ) {
			$items[ $k ]->{$args['output_key']} = $i++;

	 * Filters the navigation menu items being returned.
	 * @since 3.0.0
	 * @param array  $items An array of menu item post objects.
	 * @param object $menu  The menu object.
	 * @param array  $args  An array of arguments used to retrieve menu item objects.
	return apply_filters( 'wp_get_nav_menu_items', $items, $menu, $args );