[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #13787: Adding an empty menu object displays theme default menu instead

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Mon Jul 12 16:58:48 UTC 2010

#13787: Adding an empty menu object displays theme default menu instead
 Reporter:  markel            |        Owner:          
     Type:  defect (bug)      |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal            |    Milestone:  3.0     
Component:  Menus             |      Version:  3.0     
 Severity:  normal            |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  has-patch commit  |  
Changes (by RanYanivHartstein):

  * status:  closed => reopened
  * resolution:  fixed =>


 This can create confusion when users accidentally create a new menu, or
 create a new menu and have it activated as their default menu by default.

 I opened a ticket about this on the Themes trac, but it probably belongs
 here. See my notes on this issue there:


 > When you create a new menu, it automatically becomes active as the
 default menu. This may be theme specific, but I checked this again with
 twentyten and Bueno on a new blog before posting this reply just to be
 sure. I believe this is the primary cause for "my menu disappeared"
 tickets, which are quite numerous. I may be missing something here, but I
 can't see what.

 > If removing the automatic menu generated by the theme is indeed a
 desired outcome (I believe it is), there should be a real option to do it.
 This option should be easily discoverable in a place a user is likely to
 look in, and it's functionality should be easily understandable so a user
 won't have to look in forums or help files to understand what it does.
 Right now, neither is true, and that's why I don't this is something we
 should expect users to figure out on their own.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13787#comment:6>
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