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[resolved] Custom menu setup & formatting problems (10 posts)

  1. paintedcliffs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Novice here! I'm trying to set up a web site (not a blog) to support an upcoming CD release. Currently using the theme 'minimalism' at http://www.janiechristensen.com but getting nowhere fast. I've tried so many of the suggestions on this site and have come up empty.

    I'd like to achieve a custom menu on the sidebar with Home, About, Music, Lyrics, Photos, etc., and I'd like the submenu items (like the individual songs under the Lyrics heading) to be invisible until the main menu item is clicked. These are the things I need help with:

    - Hide submenu items (in this case, the song name "Come to Harm")
    - Remove bullet formatting
    - Increase font size of menu titles

    Have I just picked the wrong theme? Thank you!

  2. paintedcliffs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see that the line I added to the above question didn't take. This is my site address: http://www.janiechristensen.com

  3. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. Try looking for an jQuery accordion script or plugin.

    2. Edit your theme's stylesheet.

    3. As (2).

  4. paintedcliffs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for your quick response, Esmi! I have just added the jQuery accordion plugin and will follow their instructions on getting it to work; I hope that solves all the problems.

    As far as #2 on your list -- I'm just beginning to unravel stylesheets, so I wouldn't know how to edit it without guidance. And I'm sorry, but I don't understand #3. I'm trying to learn but I'm just beginning. Thank you again.

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Some useful CSS resources:
    CSS Tutorials
    Learning CSS

    I'd also suggest that you carry out this work using Firefox with the Firebug add-on. It makes it a lot easier.

  6. paintedcliffs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Excellent. I will follow both of those links. I've already found that a book from the library (CSS the Missing Manual) is helping to decode things and make it all seem less esoteric. I used to love cracking codes as a kid and this is reawakening that part of my brain. Will use Firefox per your suggestion. I'm grateful for your help!

  7. paintedcliffs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Esmi, following your instructions has helped me so much and the CSS tutorials are a treasure-trove. I've set up the framework for the jQuery accordion menu and will begin to fill it with content shortly, but the custom menu that I created to act as the basis for the jQuery menu is showing up above the jQuery menu on my home page and I can't get rid of it. Firebug is giving me this as its location but I haven't been able to locate this anywhere in my theme's editor:

    <div class="menu-custom-menu-container"><ul id="menu-custom-menu" class="menu">

    (The actual string is much longer, listing each menu item.)

    Can you point me in the right direction to get this off my page?

    Thank you!

  8. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds like it's being generated by <?php wp_nav_menu();?>.

  9. paintedcliffs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're brilliant. It's gone! I removed <?php wp_nav_menu($args); ?> from the sidebar.php and it worked beautifully. I really can't thank you enough. What a relief!

  10. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad to have helped. :-)

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