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Menu Child Indicator


This plugin adds the css class .has-children to menu items that have a submenu to allow css styling.


  1. Upload menu-child-indicator.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add styles with the CSS rule “.menu .children .has-children” (Hint: use the pseudo-element ::after along with content: “\00a0\bb”; to add a double arrow pointing to the right.)
  4. That’s it!


  • What style to you use for your indicator?
  • Glad you asked! See the css block below:

    .menu .children .has-children::after {
    content: “\00a0\bb”;
    position: absolute;
    top: .3em;
    right: 10px;
    font-size: 18px;
    color: white;


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Change log


  • Update “tested up to” version


  • Add sample css and screenshot


  • Minor readme tweaks


  • First version