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Not sure whether this is a Pagelines, WordPress or my coding issue, but I have a multi-site install of wordpress (v 3.5.1), with Pagelines v2.3.5 and the Woocommerce plugin.


I'm using a custom menu to display product categories on the left hand side of the page. Currently, when you hover over the 'Engine parts' category, the 'Aprilia' child category appears. There's also a grandchild and great grandchild category, but these don't appear on hover, but I'd like them to.


Can anyone see where the error is?




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James B

Hi there


How have you implemented this, just put the code into a text widget? Or used a custom menu widget?


Looking in the source code it stops after the second tab, there's no more code in the widget.

Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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Hi James


It's the custom menu widget.


Some css that may be an issue (added for the hover/display effect):

li.widget_product_categories a:hover{background-color:#fe4101;color:#ffffff}
li.menu-shop{background-color:#fe4101; color:#ffffff}
ul.submenu a:hover{display:visible;}

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With WordPress, you'll not get a great-grandchild menu item in WordPress, normally, without considerable custom coding. There may be plugins out there that will extend this.


This topic may be helpful: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/limit-on-items-in-custom-menus-30


I think that for some odd purpose, WP limited the number of child menu items when the menu is used vertically in a sidebar.  I've tried this myself a few times and haven't had much luck past.


Personally, I'd recommend using UberMenu from CodeCanyon.net. I has many built-in overrides and is very easy to customize.

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Thank you, Rob


Just checking out UberMenu now - looks great!


I may change to a horizontal menu (subject to client's approval) to get the functionality (and usability) I need, and abandon the custom menu in the sidebar for now - the mega dropdowns seem to work to much better.


Thanks for all your help!

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You're very welcome!

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