Snippet: Remove or replace one ore more classes from wordpress menu

Add following snippet to “functions.php”


add_filter('wp_nav_menu', 'wpds_wp_nav_menu');
function wpds_wp_nav_menu($text) {
  $replace = array(
    'current-menu-item'     => 'current',
    'sub-menu' => '',

  $text = str_replace(array_keys($replace), $replace, $text);
  return $text;


“sub-menu” class is removed from the generated navigation and “current-menu-item” class will be replaced with “current”.

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