How to get menu object using menu name or menu location wordpress

Some time we required to display menu item in custom as per design.

Recently i worked on one wordpress project but this projects designs are differently from other projects. Here main Problem is that display menu links in custom way.

I researched some time in Google about wp nav menu but i didn’t find solutions for display custom menu our own way. Some of people saying that use custom wp nav menu or change the core files but these not recommend by wordpress .

Finally i checked wordpress fuction refernce in Codex here i found dome of useful functions but it’s really useful fuction refernce on codex everyone should read WordPress fuction reference before any project handle

However i found wp_get_nav_menu_items fuction to get menu items in custom foreach loop

Using wp_get_nav_menu_items() fuction you will get the all menus object but you need to call menu term id in this function parameter.

For menu term id you need to call the wp_get_nav_menu_object but need to some pass parameters like menu name or menu location.

See below example to get menu object

<?php $menu_name = 'sidebar-menu'; //menu slug or menu location
$locations = get_nav_menu_locations();
$menu = wp_get_nav_menu_object( $locations[ $menu_name ] );
$menuitems = wp_get_nav_menu_items( $menu->term_id, array( 'order' => 'DESC' ) );

echo "<pre>";
print_r($menuitems);
echo "</pre>";
?>
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