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Issues with Navigation Menu Drop Down Boxes (14 posts)

  1. mmarlin74
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having some issues with the drop down menus of my navigation bar.

    1) I would like the drop-down boxes to be the same size. Currently, the boxes only extend as far as the text. I would like them to be uniform.

    2) One of the drop down menus are lining up horizontally under only one of the navigation tabs(Portfolios). I have no idea why this would happen.

    Any thoughts? I'm using the Duster theme.

    http://www.michellemonterophotography.dreamhosters.com/

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Remove the width on line 407 of syle.css of

    #access ul ul

    or set to auto

  3. mmarlin74
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Seacoast, but that didn't do it. The drop downs shrunk and stretched further down the page (if that makes sense).

  4. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it does, unfortunately with this theme there seem to be few options....can you please test if theme supports a custom menu and create one, then reply back...

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Menus_Screen

    This may resolve the issue....

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like you have a couple of CSS errors that may be causing that -

    .entry-title, .entry-title a {
    color: #825f6b;
    font-family: nixie one;
    font-size: 24px;
    text-decoration: none;
    }
    }
    .entry-title a:hover {
    	color: #1b8be0;
    }

    and

    .entry-content,
    .entry-summary {
    	color: #49505c;
    	font-family: simonetta;
    	font-size: 16px;
    	padding: 1.625em 0 0;
    }
    }
    .entry-content h1,
    .entry-content h2,
    .comment-content h1,
    .comment-content h2 {
    	color: #000;
    	font-weight: bold;
    	margin: 0 0 .8125em;
    }

    The extra brackets...

  6. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Which can effect the CSS that follows...good catch Yogi!

  7. mmarlin74
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi - I was so hoping that was the answer, but another no go. Dang.

  8. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try deactivating CommentLuv, then plugins one at a time and see if that helps...

  9. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, try adding this to your CSS:

    ul.sub-menu li {
        float: none !important;
    }

    But BTW, do you have Custom CSS set up or a child theme?

  10. mmarlin74
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, WPyogi, sadly another dead end.

    And, that is an excellent question. I'm very new to WP (only used blogger) so I'm not incredibly familiar with a child theme. What I can tell you is that I installed the Duster theme and started updating the CSS style sheet from the Editor. If there is a better way, please let me know. I do have CyberDuck, should I make changes via FTP?

    Also, I noticed that there is a "Navigation CSS", would this have anything to do with the navigation menu, or would that be something different?

    PS - Thanks for your help.

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any changes you make in the theme's files (including style.css) will be erased when the theme is updated. You can avoid that by using a Child Theme or custom CSS plugin such as JetPack. I'd strongly suggest you go back and use one of those options - Child Theme is better if you intend to make any major changes to your site (i.e. custom template or functions changes).

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  12. mmarlin74
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi thank you! I will do that.

  13. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's a bit more work right now - you'll have to redo some things from your site in the child theme - as not everything will transfer over - but in the long run, you'll be SOOO much better off - you really don't want to get in the situation of not being able to update or inadvertently updating and losing a lot of work :)!

  14. mmarlin74
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you! I 100% agree!

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