13 Excellent Free WordPress Widgets for Menus

As an advance Content Management System, WordPress not only provides web publishers tools to publish their content, but also the tools to make beautiful websites. If you are in business with WordPress for a long time I’m sure you had a problem of cool menus on theme. Menus are one of the easiest ways to liven up your WordPress site. This is largely because they are relatively simple to install. It doesn’t take a lot to get a WordPress menu widget onto your website.

In this post we look at some widgets that extend the functionality of WordPress menus and allow website admins to create more innovative navigational menus on their websites. Many of these menus work to provide you with interesting themes and more variegated options when it comes to your menu bar. Finding the right one can make all the difference when it comes to attracting customers and more page views.

We would love to hear your feedback, so please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you have interesting examples, tell us about it in the comments. You may be interested in the following modern trends related articles as well: Fantastic Free Films WordPress Themes, Premium Activism WordPress Themes, Free Online Marketing WordPress Widgets and WordPress Free Colorbox Plugins.

1. Shortcodes in Menus

Allows you to add shortcodes in WordPress Navigation Menus so that you can generate links dynamically. Also allows you to add full fledged html sections to navigation menus.

Shortcodes in Menus
Shortcodes in Menus

2. OpenMenu

This plugin allows you to easily create posts that are based on your OpenMenu and thus embedding restaurant menus in any WordPress website. This plugin fully integrates an OpenMenu or OpenMenus into an existing theme.

OpenMenu
OpenMenu

3. Foodlist

Foodlist is a plugin for restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. that want to display their menus online. With this plugin you can easily manage your menus. Menus consist of sections and sections consist of items. You can reuse your items in multiple sections, as well as sections can be reused in multiple menus.

Foodlist
Foodlist

4. Widgets in Menu for WordPress

Allows you to add Widgets in WordPress Navigation Menus via a custom widget area and an extra box in menu edit screen. You will need to have some CSS skills for the widgets to display properly in nav menus.

Widgets in Menu for WordPress
Widgets in Menu for WordPress

5. Advanced Sidebar Menu

Creates a widget for both page and categories that will display the current page/category and an child pages or categories. Keeps the menu clean and usable.

Advanced Sidebar Menu
Advanced Sidebar Menu

6. Font Awesome 4 Menus

Add Font Awesome 4 icons to your WordPress menus and site without touching a single line of code! With this plugin, just add fa-(icon name) as a class/classes to your menu and the plugin will pull that out.

Font Awesome 4 Menus
Font Awesome 4 Menus

7. Purify WordPress Menus

This plugin deletes the CSS classes you do not need in a navigation menu and page menu. It slims down the HTML code of WordPress menus to the only necessary CSS classes you want for your theme. This results in less HTML code and so in higher page speed.

Purify WordPress Menus
Purify WordPress Menus

8. Nav Menu Roles

Nav Menu Roles is very flexible. In addition to standard user roles, you can customize the functionality by adding your own check boxes with custom labels using the nav_menu_roles filter and then using the nav_menu_roles_item_visibility filter to check against whatever criteria you need.

Nav Menu Roles
Nav Menu Roles

9. Admin Toolbar Menus

Add 3 new menu locations to the WordPress toolbar so you can quickly and easily create your own custom toolbar menus using the built in WordPress menus page. Supports multi level and works seamlessly with the existing toolbar menus.

Admin Toolbar Menus
Admin Toolbar Menus

10. Better Menu Widget

A Custom Menu widget that adds a custom url to the widget title and adds a custom css class. The default custom menu CSS class is sub-menu and it is applied to the <ul> tag.

Better Menu Widget
Better Menu Widget

11. Custom Post Type Auto Menu

Custom Post Type Auto Menu allows the user to choose a custom post type, a menu, and a menu parent item to which new custom post type posts will be added automatically.

Custom Post Type Auto Menu
Custom Post Type Auto Menu

12. Voce Submenu Items

This plugin adds Menus themselves as an item you can put in other Menus as placeholders representing their contents. When a Menu containing other Menus as items is rendered, the “submenu” item is expanded out into all of its items.

Voce Submenu Items
Voce Submenu Items

13. WP Symposium Toolbar

This plugin is targetted for WP Symposium sites. However, if you’re not running a Social Network site but you’re willing to customize the Toolbar, you may use this plugin and benefit from its generic per-role settings, its custom menus, as well as its styling settings.

WP Symposium Toolbar
WP Symposium Toolbar

Shortcodes in Menus