When creating WordPress themes, sometimes it’s necessary to create your own menus. With 3.0+ you are able to create menus as well as a fallback menu.

Within the fallback_cb, you can actually call your own functions to create a customized menu (helpful when developing for network of blogs).

Here’s what you’ll need to do.

1. Activate Custom Menus

How to Add Custom Navigation Menus in WordPress 3.0 Themes

2. Place your Menu in the Template


  wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'top-nav', 'depth' => 1, 'menu_name', 'Top Nav', 'menu_class' => 'menu', 'fallback_cb' => 'yourCustomMenuName') );

3. Create a new Function (within functions.php)

function yourCustomMenuName() {
    <div class="menu">
            <li>Menu Item 1</li>
            <li>Menu Item 2</li>
            <li>Menu Item 3</li>

4. Test it!

Add and remove your custom menu (from Appearance => Menu) to see if your custom menu displays as the fallback and you’re done!