Upgrading the Core WordPress Custom Menu Widget

In this article, I walk through upgrading the Custom Menu widget for WordPress to offer the ability to use the Menu Name as the Title for the menu, without the redundancy of having to retype it. I do not hack the core to make these changes. I add code to the functions.php file of a child theme. That code could also be included in a custom plugin if desired.
The good old Custom Menu widget that gets installed with the default WordPress install could use an upgrade wouldn’t you say?

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Right or Wrong, Open Source Needs Opinionated Leaders

There is a lot of debate going on right now in the WordPress world about the WordPress Foundation barring all ThemeForest/CodeCanyon (Envato really) authors from speaking at WordCamp events.

I don’t want to rehash the argument here; the best place to get it is in the original post, and the comments on it.

Instead, I want to make a different point: Regardless of whether he is right or not, it’s good for WordPress that Matt makes these bold choices.

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