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[Resolved] [Plugin: Advanced Sidebar Menu] Number of levels deep and presentaiton of parent page.

  • toyshot

    @toyshot

    I was looking for a menu plugin that took into account the page hierarchy, and I must say that the Advanced Menu, Sidebar is the one who has come closest of the ones I looked at. It is easy to use.

    I’d like to give some suggestions on functionality and that is that the menu that is generated that the parent may be bold and a few pixels bigger. Think it will make the presentation look prettier.

    Another thing I noticed and did not find any setting for, was how many levels down it would build the menu. Now it seems as if it only goes two levels down and I think it would be nice to be able to specify the number of levels it would build. I have some pages that go down 3-4 levels.

    It was my proposal and I may say that it is the closest I found that suited my needs.

    //Benny

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-sidebar-menu/

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  • Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    @mat-lipe

    Thank you for the feedback toyshot.

    I agree it could probably use some default CSS. I gave each level (at least three) different classnames but at the least it could probably use some default margins, boldness etc. Also having the ability to choose how many levels it goes down would be a nice addition. I think I’ll have to add that on my next version.

    The way it currently works now is it shows the top level parent and 1 level of children if you are on the top parent page. If you are on any of the child pages and they have children, it will display all the children of that child as well as many levels deep that exist. Does that make sense?

    I welcome suggestions and am happy to add new cool stuff with each version.

    toyshot

    @toyshot

    Hi

    The way it currently works now is it shows the top level parent and 1 level of children if you are on the top parent page. If you are on any of the child pages and they have children, it will display all the children of that child as well as many levels deep that exist. Does that make sense?

    That makes perfect sense but there are no visible indication on the second level if there are any more under that. You have to select to find out. Maybe a visual indication that there are more pages on the menu choices would help.

    For me would the possibility to how many levels to present solve my presentation problem. 🙂

    Thanks for answering and keep up the interest. =)

    //ToyShot

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    @mat-lipe

    It’s been a while.

    The lastest version now includes the ability to display a desired number of levels always, among other new options.

    Hope this takes care of some of the needs out there.

    Cheers!

    Hello Mat, as toyshot I do appreciate your plugin and the added option for the desired number of sublevels.
    I was wondering if you have in mind to add some stylistic options (such as boldness for the parent page, or more important to place the parent page a little to the left in the column).

    Thank you for the great work 🙂

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    @mat-lipe

    Hey Cloudfe,

    I have been racking my brain trying to think of the best way to add some default styling.

    Each level of the menu has it’s own classname. The parent page could end up in any of the three classnames depending on the user’s setting, excluded pages, site structure etc.

    I know if definitely could use some default styling. Probably with a checkbox to use it or not.

    I’ll see what I can come up with.

    If you have a particular way you are using it and would like me to write some styling you could add to your stylesheet I would be happy to.

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    @mat-lipe

    Alright,

    I have now added some very minor default styling to version 2.1. You will now find a checkbox in the widget which will allow you to enable it.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers

    Thank you Mat, this helped a lot 🙂

    For the styling, I was thinking of something quite simple, like the “contents menu” style you can find in wordpress.org itself (the irony, right? :p ) at this address: http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_Your_Sidebar#Nested_Lists

    Do you think something like this can be achieved?

    Hello Mat, I was hoping you could tell me if something like that can be achieved.
    Thank you 🙂

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    @mat-lipe

    Hello cloufe,

    I took a look at the link you posted, but I could not find any styling on the page.

    Please explain what you are looking for, and I will see what I can do.

    Thanks.

    I was referring to this: http://imgur.com/tFl4i
    Do you think it is achievable?

    Mat, is your plugin just for pages? Will it show heirachy in posts, categories, etc. Thanks!

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    @mat-lipe

    Cloudfe –
    Give this a shot. It should get you closer.

    .advanced-sidebar-menu a,
    .advanced-sidebar-menu a:visited{
    	color: #257e9e;
    	font-size: 12px;
    }
    
    .advanced-sidebar-menu.widget ul li,
    .advanced-sidebar-menu li{
    	list-style-type: square;
    	list-style: square;
    }
    
    .advanced-sidebar-menu.widget ul{
    	margin: 0 0 0 18px;
    }
    
    .sidebar .advanced-sidebar-menu.widget{
    	background: #f1f1f1;
    	padding: 15px 0 15px 15px;
    	border: 1px solid dadada;
    }
    Plugin Author Mat Lipe

    @mat-lipe

    Dpaule-

    Currently the plugin only works for pages.
    It’s not a bad idea to add category support and such.

    I may have to look into adding that on the next version.

    CHEERS

    I was asked to move a fully functioning wordpress-based site to a new server.

    I’ve moved the files and the database, set everything up, and it all seemed to work. When I load the homepage of the site on the new location, the page loads as it should. Opening one of the internal pages, however, generates a broken link error.
    The same goes for wp-admin: I get to the login screen, from there on I get broken link errors no matter what I try.

    I can get the site to work by switching off Pretty Permalinks.
    Using default “Ugly Permalinks”, everything works fine.

    .htaccess currently contains the following lines:
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    Which, if I’m not mistaken, is the default wordpress .htaccess rules for Pretty Permalinks.

    The server runs a plain vanilla Debian install. The site has been installed in a subfolder of /var/www

    According to the sys-admin, mod_rewrite is enabled.
    Since the site runs with Uggly Permalinks, I think we can rule out any problems with PHP or the database.
    http://www.ledlightingwholesale.com

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