I’m looking into a website that wasn’t made by me and I’m learning on the ropes. The header menu has a sub-menu with some categories, but I wanted to change one of the links to it.
I initially went to the code base and into header.php, but it says the <li> of the menu has an href=”/healthcare/” – which is kind of confusing because I couldn’t find any external links. I can easily change it to an external link and it would work, but I wanted to find the right way to do it how they did it.
I then tried going into Customize -> Menus but the menu that is being used isn’t matching up with the header… (Appearance -> Menus gives same results) I can see some of the links but not the full header.
I can see they also used ACF for the homepage and I see the connection and can make changes in the codebase to the homepage in WP. I went into Custom Fields and saw a field group for the header. My question is how would I access the header menu?
I’ve tried changing the external link but it’s always connected to that one page regardless of link change.
It would be hard to say. You need to find where the menu is show n the page and then you need to follow the code through. More than likely I’d guess that there is a filter somewhere that is applying the changes to the menu, however, there are a lot of possible filter hooks and methods that this could be done. So basically find the function that’s showing the menu, look at that function, look for any apply_filters() calls and then search the theme for filters that may be running, continue following the code and looking at filters until you find it. Welcome to debugging.
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