I’m making a child theme based on the default 2014 theme. I understand that the drop down navigation functionality is part of the responsive design…but for the purposes of the site I’m building, I can’t have the drop down functionality every time I add child pages to the parent category.
I understand that the drop down navigation functionality is part of the responsive design
Not specifically. It’s just part of the general design. Lots of non-responsive themes have dropdown navigation menus too. Are you using a child theme? Only category pages are not listed in the primary menu by default.