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  • Resolved mshoptaw


    I have a site that has a parent page and child pages. When you click on the parent page in the left nav, the list of child pages appears to the right. However, if the list of child pages is longer than content window on the right allows for, the menu gets cut off. Does anyone have a suggestion for fixing this?

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  • Moderator Kathryn


    Could you please provide a link to your site so folks can help you more easily? Thanks.

    I apologize for being slow providing a link. The owner of the site had it in maintenance mode and I had to convince them to turn maintenance mode off so you all could see it. The site is Click on the gallery menu item and you’ll see the menu is cut off at the bottom. If you go to a page that has more content in the main panel, the entire menu is visible. Thanks foe any help you all can provide.

    Moderator Kathryn


    Thanks for making the site live. I’ve taken a screenshot so feel free to hide it again. I’ll investigate and keep you posted.

    Moderator Kathryn


    Your site seems to have some syntax errors – unclosed divs and the like:

    Have you made any theme file or CSS edits at all? I noticed that the dark brown sidebar isn’t fully extending down the left side of the screen like it should, and the footer is missing. I have a feeling this is causing the menu issues.

    Here are some troubleshooting ideas:

    – if you’ve made any theme or CSS edits, revert back temporarily to a default version of the theme
    – if that doesn’t work, try deactivating all your plugins temporarily to see if something might be interfering. If the problem goes away, try reactivating them one at a time to find the culprit.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Thanks Kathryn. I spent some time looking through the changes I made to the site and I think I created it when I was trying to get rid of the comments. I tried your recommendation from a few years ago: Settings > Discussion > uncheck “Allow people to post comments on new articles” but the Comment boxes still appeared. Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong? I’ve reinstalled the theme and want to make the changes the right way this time so I don’t create a problem.

    I realized I need to turn off comments on each existing page as well. Unfortunately, now that I’ve done that, the menu gets cut off again. I’ve made no changes to any of the theme files since deleting/re-installing. Any ideas what I might have done wrong? I’ve opened the site up turning off maintenance mode if you want to take a look.

    Moderator Kathryn


    Thanks for the updates. I see what you mean and have been able to replicate this on a test site. The conditions seem to be:

    – a very short page
    – a dropdown menu whose sub-menu items are so long that they fall below the page footer

    I’ll have our developers take a look and see if there’s anything that can be done, considering the way the theme is structured.

    As a workaround, I can suggest that instead of using a dropdown menu on Gallery, you consider adding links – perhaps a bulleted list? – to the gallery categories (floral, nature, etc.) on your gallery landing page:

    Would that work for you?

    Theme Author Automattic



    Just a note to say we’ve fixed this issue in the latest version of Sunspot, which you can download here: (Edit: corrected URL)

    Thanks for bringing this bug to our attention!


    Moderator Kathryn


    You can always download the latest zip file from the right sidebar here, where it says “Download Sunspot for your self-hosted WordPress site”:

    Thanks for the quick response and for fixing the issue!

    Moderator Kathryn


    Our pleasure. If you run into any further issues, feel free to start a new thread.

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