How to add images inside WordPress 3.0 custom menu

Everyone is quite good in using WordPress 3.0 custom menus. I am going to write about a hack. with which we can put an image inside the Menu. 🙂

Some basic information about menus :

  1. Theme Location : Shows where to place the menus.
  2. Instead of pages or categories we can also place a Custom Link with custom URL inside Menus.
  3. The main container area: Which has the actual Menu.

To place an image inside WordPress 3.0 menu, we will go for a Custom Menu. In the custom menu there are two options:

  1. URL :-  Link of the menu
  2. Label: – What should be the label of the Menu.

See the Image below to add an image over the Menu: –

  1. Place your URL
  2. Place your complete image path
  3. Click on the Add to menu

After doing this , you will get the following screen:

After clicking on save menu refresh the web page, the final output is like this as seen below :

  1. Image through custom menu.
  2. WordPress default pages.
  3. You can see the image code inside the code.

Now you can see, that you have an image inside a menu or we can say you have an image over the menu. The main purpose to show you this example is that we can place an image inside a WordPress custom Menu. Basically this is a hack to place an image inside the Menus, but it can come handy in some other situations also. 🙂

If you have any other such hack do share it with me through your comments. 🙂

Published by Sneha Mutha

I am a Web Designer and love to create Creative presentations of content....:)

23 replies on “How to add images inside WordPress 3.0 custom menu”

  1. amazing!! thanks a lot!
    but i’m still struggling to insert blank lines between the links, is it possible?
    thanks again, it’s been ages I’ve been looking for this!

  2. I want to be able to hover over the menu image and have the image change. Is there a way to use this technique to do that?

  3. This is exactly what I needed to insert a transparent gif into the menu to push some items along! Thank you.

  4. Superb… Worked like a charm for me… Thank you… Thanks a lot…. You should develop a plugin based on this one..

    Again Thank you….
    Helped me a lot…

  5. Attempted to use your instructions twice, placing the image code

    in the label bar of the custom links tool. What results in the menu is something titled “(Pending).” This has the correct URL, but nothing else. “Navigation Label” is blank.

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