Adding Easy Digital Download Cart Quantity to Menu

When using the popular e-commerce plugin Easy Digital Downloads it is very common you will want to add the cart quantity to the menu. There are a few ways to do this but I have found adding it to the wp_nav_menu is great for styling consistency and maintainability.

First lets look at how to get the cart quantity.

<a href="<?php echo edd_get_checkout_uri(); ?>">
    Cart (<span class="edd-cart-quantity"><?php echo edd_get_cart_quantity(); ?></span>)

The above snippet links to the checkout page. It will also update the quantity via ajax if ajax is enabled in Easy Digital Downloads and the edd-cart-quantity class is present.

The above snippet works well for general use, but a few things need to be adjusted to add it to the menu.

By utilising the items_wrap parameter that wp_nav_menu has we need to create a little function to pass in our cart quantity link so all the PHP functions output correctly.


function wdw_nav_wrap() {
    $new_nav_wrap  = '<ul id="%1$s" class="%2$s">';
    $new_nav_wrap .= '%3$s';
    $new_nav_wrap .= '<li class="menu-item">';
    $new_nav_wrap .= '<a href="' . edd_get_checkout_uri() . '">';
    $new_nav_wrap .= 'Cart (<span class="edd-cart-quantity">' . edd_get_cart_quantity() .'</span>)';
    $new_nav_wrap .= '</a>';
    $new_nav_wrap .= '</li>';
    $new_nav_wrap .= '</ul>';

    return $new_nav_wrap;


And then we need to add that to our wp_nav_menu like so:

<?php wp_nav_menu( array(
    'theme_location' => 'primary',
    'menu_class' => 'main-menu',
    'items_wrap' => wdw_nav_wrap()
    ) ); 

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