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  • I’m having some issues with the drop down menus of my navigation bar.

    1) I would like the drop-down boxes to be the same size. Currently, the boxes only extend as far as the text. I would like them to be uniform.

    2) One of the drop down menus are lining up horizontally under only one of the navigation tabs(Portfolios). I have no idea why this would happen.

    Any thoughts? I’m using the Duster theme.

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  • Remove the width on line 407 of syle.css of

    #access ul ul

    or set to auto

    Thanks Seacoast, but that didn’t do it. The drop downs shrunk and stretched further down the page (if that makes sense).

    Yes, it does, unfortunately with this theme there seem to be few options….can you please test if theme supports a custom menu and create one, then reply back…

    This may resolve the issue….

    Looks like you have a couple of CSS errors that may be causing that –

    .entry-title, .entry-title a {
    color: #825f6b;
    font-family: nixie one;
    font-size: 24px;
    text-decoration: none;
    .entry-title a:hover {
    	color: #1b8be0;


    .entry-summary {
    	color: #49505c;
    	font-family: simonetta;
    	font-size: 16px;
    	padding: 1.625em 0 0;
    .entry-content h1,
    .entry-content h2,
    .comment-content h1,
    .comment-content h2 {
    	color: #000;
    	font-weight: bold;
    	margin: 0 0 .8125em;

    The extra brackets…

    Which can effect the CSS that follows…good catch Yogi!

    WPyogi – I was so hoping that was the answer, but another no go. Dang.

    Try deactivating CommentLuv, then plugins one at a time and see if that helps…

    Okay, try adding this to your CSS:

    ul.sub-menu li {
        float: none !important;

    But BTW, do you have Custom CSS set up or a child theme?

    Thanks, WPyogi, sadly another dead end.

    And, that is an excellent question. I’m very new to WP (only used blogger) so I’m not incredibly familiar with a child theme. What I can tell you is that I installed the Duster theme and started updating the CSS style sheet from the Editor. If there is a better way, please let me know. I do have CyberDuck, should I make changes via FTP?

    Also, I noticed that there is a “Navigation CSS”, would this have anything to do with the navigation menu, or would that be something different?

    PS – Thanks for your help.

    Any changes you make in the theme’s files (including style.css) will be erased when the theme is updated. You can avoid that by using a Child Theme or custom CSS plugin such as JetPack. I’d strongly suggest you go back and use one of those options – Child Theme is better if you intend to make any major changes to your site (i.e. custom template or functions changes).

    WPyogi thank you! I will do that.

    It’s a bit more work right now – you’ll have to redo some things from your site in the child theme – as not everything will transfer over – but in the long run, you’ll be SOOO much better off – you really don’t want to get in the situation of not being able to update or inadvertently updating and losing a lot of work :)!

    Thank you! I 100% agree!

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