WordPress Mega Menu Block


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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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.




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


03 January 2024 1 reply
Le plugin parfait pour faire des méga menu en mode Gutenberg. fonctionne vraiment bien. le Bloc “mega menu” fonctionne bien, par contre erreur sur le “plain bloc” sur la version actuelle 1.0.6
19 November 2023
This plugin saved the day for my plunge into building a custom block theme. The alternatives were ugly, huge mega-menu builds that are not easy to implement for a smaller site.
15 October 2023
Simple to use. I hope more people start using FSE/block-theme-friendly mega menu plugins. The mobile menu toggles should change to the ones from core navigation block. The “Plain Menu” block works the same as the core Nav block (did I miss something?)
10 July 2023
This plugin was very useful for adding a megamenu to my shop, I had to modify it a bit but the result is excellent! Definitely does not deserve this rating, keep it up guys!
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.
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1.0.6, Nov 16 2023

  • Improved compatibility with WordPress 6.4.

1.0.5, May 22 2023

  • Added the ability to change the mobile menu toggle button markup via a filter.
  • Fixed performance issues that can be caused by a large quantity of child blocks in the menu dropdown.
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 8.
  • Minor style improvements.

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.