Get menu name from parent page
Posted on 2013-11-20
I'd like to keep the amount of page templates to a minimum in a theme I am creating but would like to add the ability to have secondary menus on a page based on which page the user is on.
For instance, we'll always have the primary navigation at the top of the page.
But I'd like to build separate menus that the user can custom create in the appearance >> menus area.
I'd then like to add some dynamic code in my page.php template that determines which parent page we are on, then displays any extra navigation if there is one or goes to a default otherwise.
I'm looking for some pointers on how to select the secondary navigation menus because I am not adding them into a location in the menus area. Mainly, needing to create a variable for the menu name, then use that variable to select a menu with wp_nav_menu();