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[Resolved] Slider hides drop down menu

  • Promotion Slider has begun to hide my primary drop down menu. Click here and hover over either of the drop down menus for an example.

    I checked to see if I was having a browser issue, but I had the same problem in IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Torch. So the only thing left I could think of would be the promotion slider itself.

    I’m using the standard wp menu under the appearance tab for menus. Should I get away from the wp standard wp menus?

    This is the first time I’ve had any problems with this plugin, hopefully somebody can explain to me how-to correct this.

    Thanks for your help!


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  • Plugin Author Micah Wood


    Ugh.. this has got to be a javascript conflict of some sort. You appear to be running three copies of jQuery… and two versions at that. I am also seeing ga.js included twice, a js color picker being applied to the front end, etc. I would daresay that you have a lot of poorly coded plugins on your site or that the theme has been poorly coded… possibly both.

    I would recommend you start with some basic troubleshooting.

    Ok, thanks! I’ll run through my plugins and find the conflict.

    I’ve got one question. How did find all this out?

    Plugin Author Micah Wood


    I opened up your site in Chrome and used the developer tools to view the JavaScript console.

    Google Webmaster Tools. I’m still learning. I have no ideal how-to use those tools.

    Hi guys,

    It seems i’m having the same problem: slider covers drop down menu after update.

    But i took a look at drandle1’s blog and it seems you solved it, right?

    Would you please be so kind to let me know how i can solve it too?

    I guess i should add something looking like this?


    But what exactly? I’m a beginner.

    Honestly, I cannot take credit for fixing the issue with the promotion slider. I like the slider, but I was having problems with my menu, so I re-positioned the slider elsewhere.

    And the slide on Durwin Randle’s Blog, is the default Quick Slider that comes with the PageLine theme. The problem with the Promotion Slider was on PhotoVid Gallery. I kept the slider, I simple re-positioned it on the page. That was my way of working around the issue. It might work for you as well. I moved a few things around, put an image at the top, and the slider further down the page.

    Sorry I wasn’t able to give a direct solution. Hope I was able to help.

    Plugin Author Micah Wood



    z-index is the solution to showing your menu on top of the slider and it must be at least 101.

    Hi Micah, thanks.

    I’m a beginner, so i only understood that’s the solution… But i still don’t know what to do.

    Could you please say what code i should paste?

    There’s a custom code section to do so in Pagelines Platform theme i’m using –where i guess i should do it?

    You may find the page’s code on Pastebin and a firebug screenshot on Picpaste in case that can help.

    Hi again,

    Does anybody know what z-index would push back the slider so that it doesn’t hide drop down menu?

    Hi again
    i have a same issue missing feature slider in Wp 3.5.1 . I tried to inset a code but i can’t get into my admin site any longer.

    This is the error message:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/mloga94/public_html/wp-content/themes/simple-catch/functions.php on line 135

    This is my website : http://www.logdeluxe.com

    Hi mloga94, You better start new topics, and preferably in the right forum: http://wordpress.org/support/theme/simple-catch (that’s what i’ve been said when i unintentionally included a new topic in a started thread). Anyway, i guess you can solve it by deactivating and eventually deleting the plugin causing trouble from Network Admin.
    If you have no Network Admin or no access to it, delete it through your host’s cpanel. That’ll at least allow you to access admin again 🙂

    Back to my question: Please, does anybody know what z-index would push back the slider so that it doesn’t hide drop down menu?


    Hi linkfr, I didn’t read everything here, just following mloga94. In the code you posted, try changing the number 10 to 101, like so:


    I’m not sure if this will work, I didn’t look in to this at all, just pieced it together from whats been said. I’m just here because mloga also posted on another unrelated topic I’m following, and I was looking to see if he had started a new topic anywhere and found this topic.

    @mloga94, please start a new topic so we don’t interfere with other unrelated questions. I’ve replied on the other topic I’m following.

    Thanks Web2Guru, but that didn’t work earlier (indeed i missed the 1 after 10).

    Please, does anybody know what z-index would push back the slider so that it doesn’t hide drop down menu?

    Plugin Author Micah Wood



    The key isn’t to push back the slider, but to bring forward your menu. That will depend on your site’s markup.

    You probably need to set the position:relative and z-index for both the menu and the slider, with the slider z-index set to 10 and the menu z-index set to 101. Post a link and I will take a look.

    Based on the code you posted, I do not see where the identifiant class is used, but this might work:

    .main_nav {
    .promo_slider_wrapper {

    But again, I’m not using this plugin, so I can’t be sure. You may not even need the slider settings if it’s default z-index is less than 101.

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