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Advice Request: Horizontal navigation within a page (5 posts)

  1. AGardnerSOLID
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hi There, I'm hoping someone will be able to point me in the right direction. I'm looking for the best way to include a horizontal menu bar within a page.

    I have a primary navigation area on my site called 'features' but would like to include a 'sub navigation' on each feature page that makes it easier to navigate just those pages.

    This is an example of a page where I'd like to include a separate menu along the top (but within the page): http://www.soliditech.com/software-features/dashboards-track-business-metrics/

    I've looked at loads of plugins but can't seem to find anything that's right (or that I can figure out how to use). The one that looked the best (Shortcode Menu) clashes with my theme - throwing out the shortcodes.

    Pulling my hair out to find something that works. Hoping someone can help with some suggestions?

    Thanks very much

  2. I'm not sure that you will be able to do it with a plugin only.
    You may need to hack the theme in order to add an area where that menu would go.

    How are your theming skills. Do you think that you can figure out how to make a child theme and add a menu area?

  3. AGardnerSOLID
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure my skills are up to that. In your opinion, is there a better or different way I would be able to achieve what I'm looking for?

    Thanks, Annette

  4. RossMitchell
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    An easier way, providing you only have a handful of different features.

    Firstly you should be working in a child theme, if not start now.

    Create a different menu for each feature group.
    Create a different page template just copy the page.php. Customise the page template for the first of your feature pages, in the php load the feature menu in the sidebar. Copy this template and customise it to load each feature menu.
    Not super elegant I know, but providing there are only a dozen or so different feature types, a workable and quick solution.

  5. AGardnerSOLID
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Ross,
    Thanks very much for your advice. I'm not sure my knowledge is solid enough for that but sounds like it's the way to go as Christine also suggested a child theme. Will get my reading hat on to figure out how to set that up.

    Thanks!
    Annette

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