Menu Firstchild enables you to create a parent item, without any path, that
links to its first viewable child item.

This module makes alterations to menu items so that "" can be
used to send the visitor to the first viewable child item below the menu
item that uses it. Similar in fashion to how "" is used in paths for
going to the front page.

Simply by installing and enabling the module, the functionality of
"" becomes available.

This module has been ported from version 7.x-1.1+1-dev.


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Navigate to admin/structure/menu and choose the menu you want to customize.

  • Add a new menu link or edit an existing link then enter as the
    link path to turn it into a parent item linking to its first accessible child.


Additional documentation is located in the Wiki:


Bugs and Feature requests should be reported in the Issue Queue:

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This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for
complete text.