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Show sub menu for top level ancestor

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Old May 2, 2013, 08:11 AM
4 posts · May 2013
Show sub menu for top level ancestor


I'm very sorry if this is already on the forum, but my search was fruitless.

I am working on a site: http://backgammon.edieandbup.com/

What I want is for the left sidebar to show a menu of the child pages of the current TOP LEVEL menu. So when you click 'WHO ARE WE?' you get the two child pages listed on the left - all good.

What I want is when you click one of those pages, the menu on the side stays as it was. As it is, it lists children of the current page.

I know how to get the top-level ancestor:

PHP Code:
$parent array_reverse(get_post_ancestors($post->ID));
$first_parent get_page($parent[0]); 
I poked around in the code of the theme, but got to wp_nav_menu() in bfa_new_wp3_menus.php - I couldn't see how to specify the parent.

I have tried a number of plugins and got closest with Custom Menu Wizard, which lets you specify that you want children of the current page. However I want children of the top-level ancestor of the current page.

Is there a way to do this?

Thank you for your help.


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