Add active class to Blog & Stream menu links on single posts

Add better site awareness with a subtle touch.

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Paste to your child theme's functions.php:

<?php
/**
 * Make nav menus active on other types of pages.
 *
 * @since 1.0
 */

function md_child_current_menu_item( $classes, $item ) {
	if (
		( $item->title == 'Blog' && ( is_category() || is_singular( 'post' ) ) ) ||
		( $item->title == 'Stream' && ( is_tax( 'stream_categories' ) || is_singular( 'stream' ) ) )
	)
		$classes[] = 'current-menu-item';
	return $classes;
}
add_filter( 'nav_menu_css_class', 'md_current_menu_item', 10, 2 );

Active Blog menu link on single posts

Make “Blog” and other post type archive menu links active when viewing single posts

Even when viewing single blog posts it is still nice to have the “Blog” nav menu link show the active status to give a feel for site hierarchy.

With this snippet you can match the nav link text with a conditional tag to add the <code>current-menu-item</code> class to a specific text string.

This code example targets a nav menu link labeled “Blog” and also highlights it when you are viewing category pages and single blog posts. You can also add more conditionals to target other text links like I have with the Stream.

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