8 Awesome WordPress Navigation Menu Plugins

If content is the heart of every website publication, then navigation is its brain and a fundamental pillar of information architecture design. In this post we look at some plugins that extend the functionality of WordPress menus and allow website admins to create more innovative navigational menus on their websites.

Multi-level Navigation Plugin for WordPress

The plugin generates the code necessary to create a Son of Suckerfish horizontal dropdown, vertical flyout or horizontal slider menu. The plugin produces W3C valid HTML and CSS and only requires JavaScript to function for very old browsers such as IE 6. The Javascript is held in an external file which is linked via IE conditional comments, so only the browsers which require it will download the file. You have control over what items (pages, categories, archives, blogroll etc.) appear in your dropdown via the plugins options page.

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UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin

UberMenu - WordPress Mega Menu Plugin

UberMenu is a user-friendly, highly customizable, responsive Mega Menu WordPress plugin. It works out of the box with the WordPress 3 Menu System, making it simple to get started but powerful enough to create highly customized and creative mega menu configurations.

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CSS3 Mega Menu WordPress Plugin

CSS3 Mega Menu WordPress Plugin

This CSS3 Mega Menu WordPress Plugin will help you to create easily your own “Mega Menus” with WordPress.

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Menu Management Enhancer for WordPress

Menu Management Enhancer for WordPress

The WordPress 3 Menu Management System is excellent, but it can be a bit cumbersome if you’re managing many menu items. The Menu Management Enhancer for WordPress aims to improve the menu management user experience.The Menu Management Enhancer is a back-end (it won’t affect anything your site visitors see) administrative utility for WordPress which improves your menu management experience.

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Sticklr WP – Sticky Side Panel WordPress Plugin

Sticklr WP - Sticky Side Panel WordPress Plugin

Stickr WP, a sticky side panel menu WordPress plugin. Inspired by Envato site-switcher, after released as CSS3 +jQuery, due to popular demand I decided to create this WordPress plugin version. The features are similar with jQuery version, only WordPress version has an intuitively easy administration panel, so you don’t have to know the coding behind it.

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PBK Mega Menu for WordPress

PBK Mega Menu for WordPress

PBK Mega Menu Plugin for WordPress is your easy way to add a functional and customizable Mega Menu to your WordPress website. Adding menu items and content is just like adding posts or pages… If you know how to use WordPress, then you already know how to use the Mega Menu plugin.

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WP Sticky Menu Plugin

WP Sticky Menu Plugin

Sticky Menu Plugin has it’s own option panel from where you can select your styles, the alignment of the menu (Top or Bottom), the width of the menu (980px or Full Width). You can also select the animation effect for the sliding out and in of the menu.

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Smart Skinable Tabs

Smart Skinable Tabs

This is one of the great jQuery tabs plugin’s word press version.skinableTabs is an unobtrusive jQuery plugin allowing you to organize your content in attractively skinned tabs.

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