[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14134: Menus item are limited to 16 item and will not save more than that

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Wed Jul 10 18:58:17 UTC 2013

#14134: Menus item are limited to 16 item and will not save more than that
 Reporter:  jaanfx                               |       Owner:  filosofo
     Type:  defect (bug)                         |      Status:  reviewing
 Priority:  high                                 |   Milestone:  Future
Component:  Menus                                |  Release
 Severity:  major                                |     Version:  3.0
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-refresh needs-       |  Resolution:
  testing                                        |

Comment (by tadousay):

 Replying to [comment:63 ronnieg]:
 > Here is the work-around that is working great for me and my large (450+
 pages and growing) real estate site and menus:
 > - Installed Alex Mills "Add Descendants As Submenu Items" plugin. This
 plugin minimizes WP custom menu item counts significantly when the pages /
 posts are well organized by assigning assigned appropriate parent/child
 relationships and putting child pages in the same order as you want them
 to show in the menus.
 > - Installed "CMS Tree Page View" plugin to better show and organize
 (drag/drop) complex parent/child page relationships, especially on larger
 sites like mine with 450+ static pages.
 > - Installed "Widget Logic" plugin to be able to manage which pages have
 sidebar sub-menu widgets.
 > - In my theme's functions.php, installed a special function I found
 somewhere: is_child_of('postid').
 > - Built smaller sub-menus (~20) for sidebars, for key pages that have
 lots of additional child/grandchild pages, and then used Widget Logic and
 the is_child_of function to have those menu widgets appear only on the
 appropriate parent and sub-pages, not in the top menu.
 > FYI for the other large RE site webmaster who posted to in this thread:
 IMO, putting absolutely  everything in the top menu makes the top menu too
 large to effectively manage, increases page load time, and may be a major
 SEO problem because of so many links. My top menu only has about 60 links,
 and with the sidebar sub-menus controlled by Widget Logic, no page ever
 has more than about 120 on-page internal links.

 This is simply brilliant. THANK YOU!

 I'm another victim of this limitation. A site I'm converting from DWT to
 WP was previously built on a server running PHP 5.1.6 and ported to a new
 host running 5.3. More than half our menu was lost when we tried to add
 one menu item.

 I did want to add for others who follow ronnieg's workaround that, if
 you're like us and have external links as a child menu item, I've found
 that the Page Links To plug-in works beautifully with this solution.

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