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How to Customize the Standard NavBar

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Best Answer James B† , 27 February 2013 - 01:00 AM

Thank you very much for sharing this, I know there will be many users who will find this extremely useful :-)

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#1 gamarayllc



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

I had a hard time finding everything in one place when I started trying to customize my navbar but after a ton of hunting with Firebug / Chrome's development tool I was successful.


Let me point out that you should really learn some CSS when doing this. At the bare minimum selectors and how they inherit. I've been writing CSS for 10+ years and I still learn something new about it everyday. Please please use tools like Firebug and or the browser development tool for inspecting elements. It's not only helpful for understanding the structure of the CSS but will save you tons of time. 


Under NavBar I opted to use the Standard NavBar - Light Grey Theme and the Standard NavBar is my Main Nav.

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Screenshot of my NavBar selection and how my customized navbar looks. 


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:00 AM   Best Answer

Thank you very much for sharing this, I know there will be many users who will find this extremely useful :-)

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:01 PM

Strange, I tried using this, and it did nothing for my website.  I changed things up too, so I can see a difference, and nothing.  Strange.  Has the code to change the standard NavBar changed?  I've tried using Firebug to figure this out on my own, but I can't seem to find the CSS I need to fully customized this NavBar.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:05 PM



Where did you paste the code? Do you have NavBar or Nav Classic implemented?

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:44 PM

Why though aren't the settings in the NavBar more more powerful to be able to do this without css and why does a user have to provide the helpful solution?

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 01:32 PM

We do not like to overload the user with options for every small detail, we did this with Platform Pro and the majority of the feedback from that was that users were confused. So we limited the options in PageLines Framework.

In DMS you have more control as the navigation options have several color schemes to choose from.


Also, as far as I can tell, the code the user has provided is something I wrote years ago and added to a forum post when we used Vanilla forums.

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