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    I’m fine tuning the active states when users are in a certain nested page. I manage well with pages and blog posts, but there’s a problem with the portfolio entries.

    When I’m at a portfolio page, and look in the source, it always displays the blog as active parent.

    current_page_parent class I’m talking about.

    How can I make it the page which holds the portfolio?

    By force if it has to.



    This is not possible because WP doesn’t know the “parent/child” relationship between portfolio single entries and portfolio overview pages. I”ll tag this thread for Kriesi – maybe he has an idea how to apply the right menu item classes.

    I’d recommend to use the “current-menu-parent” class instead of “current_page_parent” because then the “blog” page will not be marked as active if you’re on the portfolio page even if it’s a child page of the blog page.



    Noted as feature request. will see what we can do here :)

    Best regards,



    Hi Dude,

    I’m using page parent, because not all pages/posts have their own sub menu item. This way, when a user is in a deep nested sub page he still knows in which main menu item he is.

    It’s consistent everywhere except for the custom taxonomy portfolio.

    WP sees it as a blog post regarding page parent, instead of a portfolio post.

    I understand it’s hard to make the parent page correct for a portfolio post, but at least it shouldn’t make the blog page as parent, because now, when I click a portfolio item, my blog menu-item gets highlighted as active :)

    So if you could advice me where to comment out or edit where this happens?

    Basically all my portfolio items can have the same page parent, if this makes it easier.


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