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Expandable Menus


When creating a menu under the “Appearance -> Menus” tab it allows you to double click to expand and collapse a menu tree.

This is particularly useful for large menus or menus with many different sub trees that take up screen space.

Minimized menus will be saved as a cookie so when you return they should be minimized again.


  • Javascript is required.
  • A browser that supports the :after CSS selector is required to show the minimized indicators (IE7 and IE8 may not show them).

Future releases:

  • Images to show collapsed menus rather than just a blue marker.
  • Double-click visual feedback.
  • your ideas!


  • The edit menu screen with a couple menus collapsed.


Drop into either your /mu-plugins/ directory, or your plugins directory and activate it.

  1. Upload the expandable-menus directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress (if placed in the the /wp-content/plugins/ directory)
  3. Create a menu with some children elements and double click the parent.


None yet
Why isn’t this working?
  • Have you tried double clicking? A lot of people dont understand you have to double click to minimize as there wasn’t initially an indicator telling you to do so.


3 Ottobre 2018
This very simple yet very useful plugin still works after all these years (WP 4.9!). I can’t understand why this is not a built-in feature of WordPress 🙁
18 Gennaio 2017 2 risposte
This plugin solves a problem that should be build into WP When you have many menu-items in appearance > menusyou really need to be able to Expand and collapse menu items …. and this plugin will do the trick … but hasn’t been updatet for 4 years … and there is a bug But a friendly WP-user ( @dannyUnitel ) did find the bug and made an “easy to do” fix …. and with his changes it works 🙂 // Lars PS. I hope that @maxaud will update his plugin some day soon 🙂 Thanks @dannyunitel
3 Settembre 2016
Works as promised. Thank you!!!! Styling needs a little love.
3 Settembre 2016
If you have ever tried to drag a newly added page across a slew of other pages in your menu page to get to the proper location, you will definitely appreciate a way to collapse the menus and save a bunch of time. One thing I discovered on my server is that after a certain number of menu items, wordpress stopped adding a new page to the end. Turns out there is a php problem with passing these parameters. If you create a file named “.user.ini” that has the following contents: max_input_vars = 3000; And place that file in your public_html folder, the problem is solved.
3 Settembre 2016
With a large custom menu adding pages in the menus section has been painful. Wonderful to be able to add pages and rearrange things with ease. I don’t know how I missed this plugin before (possibly the name doesn’t help – expanded is the norm, I was looking to collapse) but I’m so glad it still works with 4.3. I agree with the first review – am surprised it’s not a native feature, each time I’ve updated WP I’ve looked to see if it has been added.
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Contributi e sviluppo

“Expandable Menus” è un software open source. Le persone che hanno contribuito allo sviluppo di questo plugin sono indicate di seguito.




  • First Release.


  • Fixed icon alignment issue.


  • Revamped javascript.
  • Supports over 200 menus now.
  • Different indicators on hover and when minimized
  • Saves minimized menus in a cookie so you don’t have to minimize every time the page is loaded.


  • Addresses a javascript error, see support forum.