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  • I am having a problem with my menu display. I am not that knowledgeable about PHP but I get by enough to make things work by editing. Basically, I finally got my menu to work how (drop down effects with jQuery Superfish) sort of how I want it to but it just does not look right. It still had a white space on the top, though I was able to get rid of the bottom space. All tutorials I found on Google to get rid of the white space did not work for me.

    Then today it started displaying two arrows for pages that have submenus, which pushed my menu into two layers. This does not work for me, and looks ugly. Hence my being here now. The odd thing is that when I print-screened to show a friend what was happening, the printscreen showed no white space. My menu has been the bane of my template since day 1, and I cannot get something nice and simple like some of the other sites I’ve found, despite many tutorials. Back information: working with a child twenty-twelve theme, here is my site:, best viewed in 1366×768, I have my own host/domain, it’s a very simple site (I am not a pro). I searched for days for a simple, slide effect, drop down menu that worked with my site but I couldn’t integrate anything successfully.

    Anyway, thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

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  • You really need to go back and make a valid child theme – the only thing in your child theme style.css file should be the changes you are making to the CSS. See:

    Then it will be much easier to keep track of what you have changed and what is going on.

    I did that…and some of the modifications I made the to site required me to change other pages as well. From everything I read in the tutorials, it said to copy it so that things wouldn’t be overwritten later. As far as just the mods in the CSS, it’s already changed so it is what it is now.

    Do you have any suggestions for the menu?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    There’s probably an underlying problem with Superfish, which I don’t know how to fix.

    For a temporary fix, enter this into your Child Theme style.css file;

    .sf-sub-indicator ~ .sf-sub-indicator {
     display: none;

    Thank you so much! That fixed it. I really appreciate your knowledge. 🙂

    Do you know if it’s possible to assign a set width for the menu so that it’s always lined up all the way across with the header image?

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