Dropdown Menu Widget

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Dropdown Menu widget adds a beautiful dropdown menu, listing pages and categories of your blog. You can also turn your wordpress navigation menus into beatiful dropdown menus using this plugin.

  • Automatically generated menus (Pages/Categories/Custom Menus)
  • More than 11 beautiful themes
  • jQuery Effects (must be enabled from panel)
  • Customizable color scheme
  • Widgets enabled
  • Vertical or Horizontal Menus
  • Supports Multiple Instances
  • Can be embedded via PHP Template Tag

[note]Please note following before asking any questions:

  • Menu themes use CSS. That’s why it doesn’t work same on all themes. If you think it has styling issues, please take a look at this post.
  • Effects use jQuery. If your theme changes default jQuery, effects may not work.
  • IE6 is not supported. Why not upgrade your browser?

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Installation

Dropdown menu widget is so easy to setup. Just follow the steps below to add it to your site.

  • Login to your wordpress dashboard and go to Plugins > Add New.
  • If you have downloaded the plugin, click on “Upload” link and upload the plugin.
  • If you haven’t downloaded yet, type dropdown menu widget to search field and click “Search”.
  • Click on “Install” and click “Activate plugin” once it is loaded.
  • Go to “Dropdown menu settings” under “Settings” to change dropdown theme and edit your settings.
  • Add the dropdown menu to your site using “Widgets” or template tag codes.
  • Done. Enjoy!

[note]If your theme doesn’t support header widget areas, you can add dropdown menu using php template tag. Read how to add it here. Read more about custom dropdown template tags here.[/note]
Here is a video on installation and setting up a custom dropdown menu :

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371 thoughts on “Dropdown Menu Widget”

  1. Hi,

    love your plugin!

    I got a question concerning highlighting of active links. This I need for another plugin called ‘Navigo’ I’m using for my sidebar navigation menu.

    How can wordpress tell which page currently is active and so forth such that the css style defintions

    #access .current-menu-item > a,
    #access .current-menu-ancestor > a,
    #access .current_page_item > a,
    #access .current_page_ancestor > a {
    font-weight: bold;
    color: red;
    }

    will be used, i.e. where do you assign the attribute .current-menu-item to the active page?

    Thanks in advance!

    Hannes

  2. Hey,
    very nice menu!

    Is it p√ľossible to set the startdepth to Level 2.

    Example:

    Level 1
    Level 1
    – Level 2
    — Level 3
    — Level 3
    – Level 2
    Level 1
    Level 1

    I want your menu to display only the level 2 and 3 links.

    Greez!

  3. With this version i cannot change the name of “Home”-Button anymore. But the Changelog only say “Added: More detailed faq and plugin banner.”…hmmm, what happened here?

    1. Yes, actually you can imitate this by giving padding to anchors instead of li elements. This works on some themes by default. On others, you have to fix this using customization. Which theme are you using?

      1. Thanks. I actually figured that out this afternoon. I’m using a custom theme to fit my WP theme, hence why it probably didn’t work out of the box. Thanks for the followup! Great plugin.

  4. Hi!
    I’m using your amazing Widget but I’m facing two main issues I can’t seem to solve:
    1. The sub-menu has a line limit and then creates a second column of text. Can I stop that/ increase the line limit?
    2. When a sub-menu expands sometimes it will stay hidden behind the upper level items. Is there any way to solve this? Can I have a fixed width of each column?
    Thank you very much.

  5. Great plugin but it seems to conflict with my theme’s CSS. Would it be possible to work in an “!important” rule (or other code) so that the plugin’s CSS is strictly followed?

    Thanks!

    1. Unfortunately I can’t do this, because it would affect all the users of the dropdown. Many users over-write menu’s style using important keywords. If I put important keyword too, this would remove their over-written rules.

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