I have 3 text Fields that I use for URLs, attached to a Panel Page. I'd like to create a menu with these URLs.

I've sort of done this with a View, by setting the Contextual Filters to use the node ID, then adding the Fields output and setting the Format to a pre-made Menu format I've used in the past. I've used Rewrite Results to make the <a> tag.

However, the issue is that all my fields are treated as a single menu item, not 3 individual ones.

Instead of the desired result being something like:

<span class="menu-item"><a href="url">Link Name</a></span>
<span class="menu-item"><a href="url">Link Name</a></span>
<span class="menu-item"><a href="url">Link Name</a></span>

The result I get is:

<span class="menu-item"><a href="url">Link Name</a><a href="url">Link Name</a><a href="url">Link Name</a></span>

Would anyone know how I can iterate through and Format each Field within a View?

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OK, so the only way I could do this was to adjust the Features .module file to register both a theme and a CTools plugin:

 * Implements hook_theme().
function mycomponent_theme() {
  return array(
    'mycomponent_links_menu' => array(
      'path' => drupal_get_path('module', 'mycomponent') . '/templates',
      'template' => 'mycomponent_links_menu',
      'variables' => array(
        'config' => array(),

 * Implements hook_ctools_plugin_directory().
function mycomponent_ctools_plugin_directory($owner, $plugin_type) {
  if ($owner === 'ctools' && $plugin_type === 'content_types') {
    return 'plugins/content_types';

Then, I needed to create an .inc file (mycomponent_links_menu.inc) to enable me to add the menu as a component. On that file I created the plugin, , eg:

$plugin = array(
  'single' => TRUE,
  'title' => t('Link Menu'),
  'description' => t('Displays links.'),
  'category' => t('Mycomponent'),
  'edit form' => 'mycomponent_link_menu_panel_settings',
  'render callback' => 'mycomponent_link_menu_panel_render',
  'defaults' => array(),
  'all contexts' => TRUE,

and rendered the panel to a block, grabbing each Field from the node's array:

function mycomponent_link_menu_panel_render($subtype, $conf, $args, $contexts) {
  $node_context = reset($contexts);
  $block = new stdClass();

  $field_text1_items = field_get_items('node', $node_context->data, 'field_text1');
  $field_text2_items = field_get_items('node', $node_context->data, 'field_text2');
  $field_text3_items = field_get_items('node', $node_context->data, 'field_text3')

  $panel_content = array(
    '#theme' => 'mycomponent_links_menu',
    '#config' => array(
      'link_to_something' => l(t('Something'), $field_text1_items [0]['safe_value']),
      'link_to_anotherthing => l(t('Anotherthing'), $field_text2_items [0]['safe_value']),
      'link_to_somthingelse' => l(t('Invision'), $field_text3_items [0]['safe_value']),

  $block->content = render($panel_content);
  return $block;

Then I created a .tpl file that actually wrapped the rendered links in HTML, eg:

  <li class="menu__item">
    <?php print $config['link_to_somthingelse']; ?>

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