Limited Number of Menu in WordPress

I’m having limited number of menu issue in my WordPress. I’m having about 100 menu + sub menus on my page. In my previous hosting, I don’t have this limited issue. After I reached about 80 menus, I couldn’t create more.

I’ve Google on this issue and found many suggestions and I have tried the following.

  1. Edit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini by changing max_input_vars from 1000 to 5000. Restart apache

  2. Create a new php.ini and put in wp-admin folder.

Change max_input_vars = 3000 
upload_max_filesize = 70M; 
post_max_size = 128M; 
upload_tmp_dir = 70M; 
max_input_vars = 3000; 
memory_limit = 256M;
  1. edit .httaccess by adding
<IfModule mod_php5.c> 
php_value max_input_vars 5000 

None of them works.

I also found a suggestion that it’s the limit that can only be adjusted by hosting. However, I have already asked the support team, but they said they can’t help on this setting.

This’s very important since I really need to have a lot of items on my menu. Really appreciate anyone help.

Note - I’m using WordPress App image from Digital Ocean on Linux 14.04 Apache server.

Thank you,

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Change max input vars by uploading php.ini in wp-admin, this way seemed to work for me How to Increase the Menu Items Limit In WordPress

FYI : It seems that the problem was ignorance. So I thought I would share.

In the PHP.ini file if something has a semi-colon at the start then it is text. To actually make the change you must remove the semi-colon

Of the below lines, line one is inactive while line two is active. It should be noted that by default the php.ini file has max_input_vars as inactive. Once I removed the semi-colon and change the variable. All I needed to do was power off the VPS and turn it back on. This resolved the issue for me.

; max_input_vars = 3000     
max_input_vars = 3000

Having same issue with no resolution.