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how to fix menu that got deleted

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  • Started 8 years ago by duckylucky
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  1. duckylucky

    I hit delete on the menus section by mistake and both top and bottom menus disappeared. I created a new menu, but I must have the wrong name for the menu. I have renamed the menu every possible name I found in the style and footer files (footer, menu-footer-navigation, menu, subsidiary, etc.), and none work. I assume that there is a formatting routine that requires the menu have a particular name to work. Please tell me the name I should give the menu so that it appears the way it was before. My webpage is:

    Thanks very much in advance.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Try inspecting googles cache to find the name,

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. duckylucky

    Thanks, but I made this mistake a few weeks ago, so the cached version is after the deletion.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. The menu breaking because it was deleted means the CSS is too specific, so instead of targeting the class with the name "#menu-footer-navigation", try targeting the "#footer .menu" which would be more generic.

    If you want to find the original name, it should be referenced in your CSS file, just remember WP/Thematic will add "menu-" before the name of the menu. In your css file i see "#menu-footer-navigation" which would be a menu name of "footer-navigation".

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. duckylucky

    Thanks again for your help. I tried,, #footer-navigation, footer-navigation. Unfortunately, none worked. I noticed that the formatting for the no bs and no tie signs is controlled by a section titled subsidiary, but I do not see any reference to a menu. I tried calling it subsidiary, no go. I opened the style, functions and footer files, but can't seem to find the right name.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. agree w/ scott about the overly-specific CSS.

    #menu-footer-navigation { list-style:none; margin:0px; } #menu-footer-navigation li { display:block; float:left; margin:0px 36px;} #menu-footer-navigation li a { text-decoration:none;} #menu-footer-navigation li a:hover { text-decoration:underline;}

    is the relevant CSS and i'm not sure how you force a widget to have that ID for the ul element. so i'm wondering why put this menu as a widget? if you are duplicating the same menu below, well... why not just duplicate the menu?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. duckylucky

    I don't know. I am not an expert at this. I didn't create the page. I assume that a widget was used as a way to get the menu in between the 2 round signs.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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