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  • Hi,

    I’m brand new to WordPress and I “try” to use it. But, honestly, I don’t think it the CMS I need … I try to find an answer for my issue, but I didn’t.

    Here is my problem:

    I try to style a menu. But WP output a bunch of CSS classes and IDs out of nowhere! Is it possible to output my menu without any classes or IDs applied to my ul and li tags?

    I’ve always code my site by hands and never use CMS, it’s so much easier. WordPress seems to complicate everything …

    What I’m looking for is no CSS applied to nothing except the one I declared!

    Question #2: Do you think, honestly, I should no use WP and try Joomla!orDrupal? Do you think one or the others of these CMS would better respond to my needs?

    It’s easier with Joomla!to deal with multiple articles in a page. WP wasn’t built with that in mind (I think). I didn’t build any templates with Joomla!but an Ad Agency I work with did.

    My goal here is to learn by myself … Just to let you know that I start with WP.

    Thanks for your input.

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  • By adding all the classes to the menu it saves you a lot of time! just style the classes it outputs.

    If you want specific classes for specific menu’s just wrap the menu in a div and use that as the selector.

    The menu’s are “built” dynamically based on what pages and or if you use the appearance -> menus

    Theme’s can be made to denote their own class/ID’s for the beginning of the menu’s but not necessarily the content classes/id’s for the containers on it’s dynamic output after the fact.

    So even though when the menu’s are generated the class/id’s will be consistent when new items are placed on the menu.

    If you wanted to, you could modify the theme you are working on (the menu’s are generally in the header.php file – in the theme; dependent on the theme ;/ ) – You *could* just write your own menu from scratch by editing that header.php

    More appropriate to use a child theme which overrides the original theme, you would copy that header.php into the child theme directory then modify it.

    Whether or not you choose one product over the other is all up to you and how much your going to get “into” each of them. Pick the one that your client’s/you are going to use in the end run and then get into it. You will find that they all have dynamic content creation just different methodology for implementation.

    I may save me a lot of time, but the problem is I have to re-style all of those classes … I would like to have more control on my code and my CSS styles.

    My menu is wrap inside another div that I styled, but I have to mess with my original style to make sure the specificity is high enough to be applied.

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