Knowledge Base support case for AllWebMenus,  abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
Frank
Initial Email Subject: AWM with WordPress
Support Case Month: December 2012

Making good progress. Have two issues remaining:

1) The existing wordpress menu appears behind my AWM as a white box. Is there a way to remove the white box or WordPress menu (and keep the links to AWM)?  The white menu is not AWM, but WordPress. I've tried setting the menu background (in WordPress) to a transparent image, but that seems to be ignored and/or it doesn't expect transparency. At worst I can remake every AWM image to be larger so it covers the white background, but this is a minor pain. I had hoped AWM would "replace" the existing menu.

2) When you select a page, the old WordPress menu changed the color of the menu item to indicate you were in that page. For example, when at the Home page, the "Home" text was in a different color. With AWM there is no indication of what page you are in. Is there an option to handle this without having to add tags to every page in the site?

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

1) You just have to disable the WordPress menu from WordPress. The AllWebMenus-WordPress plugin will take the menu structure directly from the database, regardless of the visibility status of the specific WordPress menu.

2) You can achieve this using the “Automatic Highlight” option:

automatic highlight menu option

Let me know if you need anything else.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Reply From: Frank

Hi,

I couldn’t find any way to disable the menu in WordPress (only delete). If deleted, only the AWM menu edges appear, but there are no AWM items to select. (I upload the AWM zip after each test, since it goes away when the menu is changed).

wordpress menu is not appeared properly

I partly solved it by using a transparent background on the theme’s menu and modifying the theme templete’s CSS (yes a bad way to do it, but I have no intention of loading any theme updates).  Image above has the transparency trick applied to get rid of the WordPress White menu background.  While the menu is really still there under AWM, it’s no longer seen except for a flicker of the selected menu item or if you hover near the bottom of AWM (since the old menu extends 5 pixels below AWM).  I guess I’ll look for the menu php code inside WordPress and try and modify it.  Are you aware of any other tricks to getting rid of the existing menu, yet having AWM work?

The auto-highlight option works great! Thanks.

Rather minor, but is there a way to have each button’s width set to a fixed size (but auto-adjusted to fill the total menu width)?  I see in Main Items Style, Size, it’s either Auto or a fixed value, but the fixed value is not an ideal way to do it.  I’m looking for some Global option to auto-adjust the size to fill the menu area BUT in a way each button’s width is the same. If there is no option for this, I can experiment with fixed size that gets it close to the full width.

samw width menu items

Best regards,

Frank

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Frank,

Regarding hiding the menu, you should be able to do this by simply not selecting any menu to show:

select no wordpress menu to show

Regarding the menu items having the same size, you can achieve this with the “Uniform Items” property inside the “Menu Type” options:

uniform property - same size menu items

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
Create any type of javascript menu (CSS menu, drop-down menu, sliding menu), button, html tree, modal window, tooltip, accordion, tab, scroller, jQuery slider or design for your websites!
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