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Remove Title Attribute From WordPress Menu Link

Posted on the 16 February 2021 by Pro Webguru @prowebguru

Recently while working on one of the project, I needed to remove the title attribute of WordPress generated menu item.

It was a child theme and menu was already generated by the parent theme.

So to fix this issue, I had to write a small filter to remove the generated code. To remove the title attribute from WordPress menu item, we can use " nav_menu_link_attributes " filter.

" nav_menu_link_attributes " filters the HTML attributes applied to a menu item's anchor element.

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This filter runs per nav item. This is used to add, modify or delete HTML attributes of WordPress menus nav item, generated with the WP Menu API.

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Here is the WordPress filter to remove/modify link title attribute of menu nav item.

add_filter( 'nav_menu_link_attributes', 'remove_title_from_menu', 10, 4 );
function remove_title_from_menu( $atts, $item, $args, $depth ){
	return $atts;

Similarly, say if you want to add a custom HTML attribute or if you want to add HTML Data attributes to links, then you can use the same filter.

Here is a sample code to do the same

add_filter( 'nav_menu_link_attributes', 'add_data_attribute_menu', 10, 4 );
function add_data_attribute_menu( $atts, $item, $args, $depth ){
	$atts['data-info'] = 'Custom '.$atts['title'].' information';
	return $atts;

Also, if you want to add custom text for all links which are opening in new tab eg. external link. Then you can use this function to add custom class to WordPress navigation menu item.

If you want to know more about this filter, then here is a link to nav_menu_link_attributes documentation.

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