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  • Resolved Akasashasha



    how to highlight the current page in the menu (I’d like to change the background color of the current menu) ?

    thank you

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  • WPyogi


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    Depending on your theme, generally, each page has a unique class or id assigned to it (look at the code using Firebug) — so you can use that as part of a CSS selector to target the menu when on that page. Without seeing your site no way to be more specific.

    thanks, I found the solution … sorry I forgot to say I’m using Esplanade theme by …

    sooo in case someone needs it, it is very simple :
    if using this template, edit the file wordpress/wp-includes/css/admin-bar.css and add this line :

    #access li.current-menu-item a { background-color:#code_of_the_color_you_want_as_background; }

    thats it !

    see you guys

    PS : I think it is the same process for theme twenty eleven



    Forum Moderator

    Are you trying to change the menu on your actual site? If so, that file is not the correct place to make CSS changes…

    I’m working locally at the moment … why isn’t it the right place ? if that is a question of child theme, I made a complete copy of the theme and renamed it so no problem if an update comes … anyway, I always update my website with winmerge or the likes … more work, but much safer, and this enable me to learn about any new features.



    Forum Moderator

    admin-bar.css styles the admin bar, not the theme. You should be putting any CSS changes in a style.css file (unless you theme is very atypical and has some other set up).

    so … that means I should make the changes in my style.css and enter a lign of code for each of my menu item ?
    is that right ?

    edit : ok, I added this line in my style.css

    #access li.current-menu-item a {

    … funny that firbugg was pointing to the admin-bar.css …

    thank you for your help

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