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[Theme: Twenty Twelve] How to use customized navigation menu (5 posts)

  1. Marta.B
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm using the twenty twelve theme and I'm wondering if it's possible to use a personalized navigation menu (something like this: http://graphicriver.net/item/vintage-web-elements/1315158?sso?WT.ac=category_item&WT.seg_1=category_item&WT.z_author=jellygraphics) and how I can do it.

    I already searched a way to use custom images on menu items instead of the regular wordpress menu, but since I don't have any experience with WordPress, I'm asking here for some help.

    Best regards.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Likely, but before you make any modifications, you need to create a Child Theme
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  3. paulwpxp
    Font hero
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This is not WP specific, the only thing WP specific is that you have to make adjustments to a child theme.

    All the web elements there, not just the menu, could be used in TwentyTwelve or any other themes, it's just a matter of CSS work.

    And since TwentyTwelve is reponsive and mobile first, this makes it VERY difficult to customize the look of nav menu ( it's doable but very difficult ) not even to mention that it has IE specific CSS for menu thing.

  4. Marta.B
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thank you both for your answers.

    I know this might sound like a strange question, but I don't have much experience on this and I decided to use this theme because it has many options to work with (I found out it was harder to work with a premium theme, I couldn't get to what I want to achieve with the website).

    My goal was to customize the website through a child theme, but using this kind of elements.

    Paulwpxp, do you suggest other theme so I can get better results with customizing the website?

  5. paulwpxp
    Font hero
    Posted 11 months ago #

    You have to make the decision first, if you want a fixed width website or a responsive one. A fixed width one is not as difficult to work with compared to a responsive one, but people would prefer a responsive one these days.

    do you suggest other theme so I can get better results with customizing the website?

    It's hard to say which theme is better or easier to work with than others, but I would go with a theme that's built for customizing like _S theme

    https://github.com/Automattic/_s/

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