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Elegant Themes "Chameleon" Theme Custom Dropdown Menus

  • Hello everyone. First time ever posting here. So, I have WordPress setup on my site and after spending days searching for the perfect theme, I finally decided on the Elegant Themes “Chameleon” Theme. The only problem i’m having with it so far is, I can’t seem to get my custom menus to work or dropdown menus on my navigation bar in particular. I’ve done this before with other themes and I know i’m doing it right, but the custom menus I create just won’t show up in my pages with this theme for some reason. When I go to my Appearance > Menus in admin it does say:

    Your theme supports 2 menus. Select which menu appears in each location.

    So… I would presume that the theme is supposed to support custom menus, right?

    I found the following tutorial and tried editing my functions.php and header.php files exactly as he suggested and that didn’t work either, so I just changed them back:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Navigation_Menus

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    ~ Aedryan

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  • WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Elegant themes are paid themes — so you should direct your question to their support forums.

    Errr… Their themes are available for free download all over the place, though. Just as this one was… My first thought before posting my question here was to go to Elegant Theme’s support forum, but you have to be a paid member to even view their forum apparently…

    So… Does anyone have any help or suggestions for me on this?

    Thanks in advance.

    Resolved…

    Please tell me how you resolved this!! I’m having the same issue re dropdown menus are not showing up (www.motherhooddiaries.com).

    Many thanks!

    Are you using the Chameleon theme too? I LOVE it!

    Anyway… Dropdown menus are created automatically when you assign a page or categoriy to a “parent” page or category. All “child” pages are shown below parent pages in dropdown form. To assign a category to a parent category, log in to the WordPress Dashboard and click Posts > Categories. Choose a category and click “edit.” Locate the “Parent” dropdown menu and choose your parent category. The same method works for Pages.

    It’s important to not that if you are using the Appearances > Menu system to manage your menu, then this method of creating dropdown menus does not apply. You must create your dropdown menus from within the Menu system.

    I hope this helps.

    ~ Aedryan

    Hey thanks for getting back to me 🙂

    It’s an awesome theme!

    I used the Appearance > Menu system in my previous theme and left it as it was when transferring to the new Chameleon theme. It was working at first but now it’s not working anymore. You can just see the Parent pages 🙁

    Hi everyone,

    I have read your posts but I cannot find the section where these changes need to be done to create a dropdown menu with Chamaleon theme.
    My understanding is that I don’t have to go to Appearences > Menu system.
    Where else?

    Thank you thank you thank you.

    renzo adagio

    Appearance > Menus is exactly where you go. Create whatever menus you want and add them to your custom menu then you click on them and drag them over to the right and they become dropdown menus.

    Hi,

    thanks for the quick answer.
    To make it work, I had to delete the old custom menu.
    I have a number of parent and child pages, which they now appear directly on the home.
    Problem solved.

    Renzo Adagio

    Errr… Their themes are available for free download all over the place, though. Just as this one was… My first thought before posting my question here was to go to Elegant Theme’s support forum, but you have to be a paid member to even view their forum apparently…

    …which is why you should have gone there for support.

    These forums are not the appropriate venue for support for commercial Themes, or for Themes from shops that have commercial support options. The purpose of these forums is neither to support (for free) products for which the developer is paid to support, nor to deny that developer income from that paid support.

    Moderator cubecolour

    @numeeja

    Chip is correct.

    The Official line is stated in the forum welcome page http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome

    We do NOT support premium themes as you paid for their support when you bought it.

    If you are using a commercial theme you should pay the vendor for support.

    If you did not get the theme from the vendor but elsewhere, that makes no difference it is still a commercial theme.

    If you download a commercial theme from a secondary source for free you are opening yourself up to the risk of all kinds of dodgy stuff being added to the theme – such as adding links to your site, adding a backdoor to your site to make it easy for your site to be hacked, exposing your visitors to malware. See http://www.themelab.com/2009/12/08/stop-downloading-wordpress-themes-from-shady-sites/

    Old news… And, these menu questions weren’t hardly theme specific questions anyway in all actuality…

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