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Make one of the parent page links non-clickable?

(6 posts)
  • Started 12 years ago by Manuel
  • Latest reply from Technokinetics
  • This topic is not resolved


  1. Is there a way to make a parent page in the drop down page nav that is not clickable but opens the drop-down on hover/click to reveal some clickable childpages?

    Like so:

    Home (clickable parent)
    Archive (clickable parent)
    About (clickable parent)
    ----- Contact (clickable child/sub)
    Social stuff (non-clickable parent)
    ----- My Facebook (clickable child/sub)
    ----- My Twitter (clickable child/sub)
    ----- My Flickr (clickable child/sub)

    Sorry for my weird english. ;)

    And btw, I made those Facebook/Twitter/Flickr links redirect via .htaccess, is that somehow SEO unfriendly? Example: (About & Contact contains the childpages for now)

    Posted 12 years ago #
  2. krhysling

    A couple of options are discussed here:

    Non-clickable parent items

    I don't know the answer to your SEO question.

    Hope this helps,

    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. Thank you krhysling! The page lists plus plugin seems to do just that! :)

    Thematic wise is this topic resolved, but answering the SEO question is still up for grabs. ;)

    Posted 12 years ago #
  4. My CSS is not rock solid, but it looks and works rather nice now (at least in Safari and FF/Mac). Care to comment/correct the CSS? Dunno how to do it better. (Check the social links.)

    Posted 12 years ago #
  5. krhysling

    Something I discovered regarding that plugin is that you don't need to mess with your CSS if you change your link target to # rather than unlinking the item.

    I'm sorry that I don't have time to look at your site but I'm no CSS expert either. :-)

    Posted 12 years ago #
  6. Hi krhysling,

    As of PLP v1.1.2, there's another option to disable a link without messing with your CSS: unlink it as before, and enable the "Unlink using javascript" option on the Settings > Page Lists Plus page in the dashboard. This method leaves the anchor tags in place, so won't affect your styling, but will disable the link.

    Of course, it's better to unlink in the old way and then fix your CSS, but for users who for whatever reason can't do that, this method is available as a backup.

    - Tim

    Posted 12 years ago #

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