WordPress Mega Menu Block

Description

This WordPress mega menu plugin enables you to build tailor-made site navigation menus in Gutenberg.

Note: this WP navigation block is made for the full-site editing experiences in WordPress. Until full-site editing is available in Core, the plugin provides limited options since it can’t fully integrate with the navigation menu.

The WordPress navigation menu plugin adds a few free mega menu Gutenberg blocks for different purposes:

  • Mega menu block.
  • Mega menu item block.
  • Plain menu block.
  • Plain menu item block.

The mega menu item block is very flexible – it allows you to add drop-down menus that can handle any WordPress block, giving you full control over the look and feel of your menus.

How you can approach the WordPress mega menu plugin:

  • The mega menu block is a container that can handle only mega menu items, which, in their turn, can handle nested drop-downs, i.e. contain any other blocks.
  • Plain menu blocks can contain plain menu items that can handle drop-downs with other plain menu items.
  • The width, color, font size, layouts (horizontal and vertical) of some navigation blocks are fully customizable.
  • You can optionally transform a WordPress navigation menu into the “hamburger button” for mobile devices.

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Copyright

WordPress Mega Menu Block, Copyright (C) 2020, MotoPress https://motopress.com/
WordPress Mega Menu Block plugin is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Credits

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Reviews

04 January 2023
When I first added the plugin, I would have rated it high as it did the job I needed: adding a non-menu menu as a block with Gutenberg. It worked perfectly fine with my main theme & blocks builder: Kadence Pro.I haven't had need to change any of the places where I'm using the blocks till now - and frankly, there are major issues with compatibility and the blocks cause the WP editor to be unresponsive. (Though the front end continues to display fine.) After much back and forth, this plugin has a major conflict with Kadence theme & blocks - and it appears that the plugin's developers have abandoned it, or changed directions that no longer align with Kadence. Sounds like it still works for some, and it still works on my site's front end. But the plugin is unusable on the backend now with Kadence and would not recommend the combo.
03 November 2022
The plugin works and it's easy to create a mega menu if you know how to work with blocks. I would suggest that there is no transitions for the menu, so that would have to be added with css. It lacks a few options such as controlling what gets clicked and you will have to completely style it yourself. This is suitable for developers but not DIY types that want theming to be part of the menu.
03 August 2022 1 reply
This doesn't work in Wordpress 6.0.1 on 2022 Theme and no tech support being provided despite several people requesting and even making suggestions for a fix.
15 December 2021
Thanks for creating this gutenberg block. Sadly, there is no stock gutenberg block to build mega menus and this one fulfils the basic requirement. I tried this for a minute. Will try in depth once FSE rolls out.
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Mega Menu Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.4, Sep 16 2022

  • Fixed an issue when the submenu icon may not be shown if the user does not logged in.

1.0.3, Aug 04 2022

  • Improved compatibility with FSE.

1.0.2, Apr 04 2022

  • Improved compatibility with WordPress 5.9.

1.0.1, Mar 22 2022

  • Fixed an issue with font sizes.
  • Added the ‘is-current’ class for a current menu item.
  • Added filers for menu item classes to the Menu Item and the Plain Menu Item blocks.

0.0.3, May 28 2021

  • Fixed an issue with additional CSS class(es).

0.0.2, Aug 04 2020

  • Minor bugfixes and improvements.

0.0.1, Jul 27 2020

  • Initial release.