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  • I need sub menus (multilevel drop down) on hover and it won’t work even though my menu is setup properly in WordPress admin. The sub menu link is showing all the time but I only want it to drop down on hover – just like on the basic Twenty Eleven theme. (BTW, preview of Twenty Eleven theme in dashboard has sub menu working perfectly.)

    Can anyone help me please?


    Checked on following browsers/systems:
    Windows 7 64: IE9, Chrome 19, FireFox 12
    Mac OS X Leopard: Safari, Chrome, FireFox

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  • There’s no submenu set in the CSS, it just has:

    #menu_container { padding: 5px 0; border-bottom: 1px solid #FFF; border-bottom: 1px dotted #ccc;}
    #menu_container ul { list-style-type: none; }
    #menu_container ul li { float: left; font-size: 14px; }
    #menu_container ul li a { display: block; padding: 5px 20px; color: #999; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #fff; }
    #menu_container ul li a:hover { color: #999; border-color: #00AEEF; }
    #menu_container ul li.current-menu-item a { border-bottom: 1px solid #999; }

    But nothing for #menu_container ul li ul li a

    Have you noticed the html mark up has stuff before the <!DOCTYPE> as well? Where did you get the theme?

    Hi johnfotios, thank you so much for the reply.

    Yes, I did notice the CSS but the only problem is, I am not very good at CSS and don’t know what will be needed. Any suggestions?

    The theme is a free one (Architekt) provided by They don’t offer any support for their free themes.


    If the menu works perfectly in twentyeleven, you should be able to copy the necessary CSS code from there — though you’ll have to make sure that classes and/or ID’s match up.

    Also agree with johnf that you should have a look at the validation errors, including the code above the DOCTYPE:

    Yes, I agree and I was trying to do so but the CSS classes are different and I have limited knowledge of CSS. The default theme uses ACCESS but my theme uses menu-container from what I can tell.

    Any help is much appreciated!

    Well, now it appears you have a different theme? And menus work? So do you want help or are you okay with that?

    Yes, and I am sorry for any trouble. It got pretty frustrating not being able to get ANY support at all from the theme developer so I opted to go with a theme where the developer is SUPER HELPFUL. Truly, thanks WPyogi!

    Excellent decision! And the site looks great too. No support is not worth any theme…


    A bit late here, but I just got the Architekt theme and was wondering the exact same thing. Would it be possible to still get a solution for a dropdown?

    Thanks much!

    I’m sorry but as you are using a non-WPORG theme, you need to seek support from the theme’s developers – paid or otherwise. We only support themes downloaded from here.

    And next time, please post your own topic instead of posting to a 9-month old one.

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