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Wordpress Menu Limit

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2013-04-04 2:17 pm EST

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WP 3.5.1 - still reached menu limit, about 108. can't add another menu item. followed instructions found in google and search "wordpress menu limit". this is an add on domain, installed WP with Softaculous. do i have a syntax error? the inmotion hosting guys are pretty good, the tech guys helped me edit these files, have no idea the problem. are there higher level files that need to be changed? does the server actually have to be restarted? any ideas would be appreciated. thanks!

max_execution_time = 90 ; Maximum execution
max_input_time = 60 ; Maximum amount of time
memory_limit = 512M ; Maximum amount of memory
max_input_vars = 2000 = 5000
suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000

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30,062 Points
2013-04-04 2:56 pm EST

It looks like you have multiple directories where the PHP.INI will need to apply. I also edited your root PHP.INI file to include the changes above (only one of them wasn't already applied). In order to make the root PHP.INI apply to all of the directories in your installation, you need to make the PHP.INI file recursive. This is done within the .HTACCESS. Here's the link for more information on how to do this (I've already made this change so you shouldn't have to do it):

How to make your PHP.INI file recursive ?

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still can't add another Menu item. all my sites on inmotion (Wordpress) are fine. only won't allow another menu item. (and this site happens to be the largest i've made). at my last 2 hosting companies i wouldn't have gotten 1% the help i've gotten at inmotion. so i really appreciate the inmotion guys really trying to figure this out!
14 Points
2013-04-04 5:57 pm EST
Hello TimesArrow,

The suhosin settings won't apply on our servers since that isn't running on them.

I did some searching on the Internet and this seems like a common problem and most suggestions do lead to upping the max_input_vars setting in the php.ini file.

With it being set to 2000 currently, I would imagine that would large enough for the slightly over 100 menu items that you currently have. So if you're still having issues with adding additional menu items I'm not quite sure what could be the issue.

I tried to raise it to 3000 and was still having issues myself with testing it for you. Unfortunately I didn't see anything else recommended in the WordPress community that lead to a resolution for this issue.

You might need to try adding a sub-menu to your main menu, and then adding items to that to see if it's just a limit on the amount of items per master menu.

- Jacob
9,968 Points
2013-04-05 2:19 pm EST
firstly, you guys at inmotion are incredible! i've never been at a hosting company (even lowes or home depot) where anyone actually tries to help you! LOL!

i've tried your, jacob's, suggestion and i WAS able to create a 2nd menu with ALL the left over menu items. the themes, 2012, 2011, only allow 1 active menu. i'm now searching for a WP theme that supports 2 active menus. thanks!!!!
14 Points
2013-04-08 12:24 pm EST
Hello TimesArrow,

We're glad to assist, that's what we're here for! It's nice to hear that you can add a 2nd menu to create links to the rest of your content.

You might try checking off the Custom Menu option in the Install Themes section of WordPress to try to help narrow down your search for themes with more menus available.

Please let us know if you had any other questions.

- Jacob
9,968 Points
2013-04-08 1:24 pm EST
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