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Currently I'm using the customization plugin to style our new website. I chose it over the child theme method for various reasons.

One customization is changing the color and general style of the static nav bar. I am aware of the Crackbar plugin. But decided I can do the css myself.

So using Firebug I found the code to change the Nav Bar. I did tests and got the style I needed. Then I added the code to the style.css file in the customization plugin directory. When I refreshed my browser to look at changes they happened in Chrome/Safari Mac (Webkit) and not Firefox Mac/Win (Gecko).

Upon doing some searches in the forums here I found another person complaining about the customization plugin not applying their CSS. I saw that someone suggested using the Custom Code form field in the Pagelines Global Settings.

Here's the code I used. You may notice that the classes say 'grey' but some hexidecimal colors are not grey but green.


.navbar.pl-color-grey {

    background-color: #80953a;

    background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top,#80953a,#80953a);

    background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(top,#80953a,#80953a);

    background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear,0 0,0 100%,from(#80953a),to(#80953a));

    background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top,#80953a,#80953a);

    background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top,#80953a,#80953a);

    background-image: linear-gradient(top,#80953a,#80953a);

    background-repeat: repeat-x;

    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr='#80953a', endColorstr='#80953a', GradientType=0);

    border-top: 1px solid #cbe82e;

    color: #ffffff;



.navbar.pl-color-grey .navline > li > a {

    color: #FFFFFF;

    text-shadow: #FFFFFF 0 0px 0;


.navbar.pl-color-grey .navline > li.current-menu-item > a {

    color: #80953a;

    background-color: #FFFFFF;

    text-shadow: #FFFFFF 0 0px 0;



.navbar.pl-color-grey .navline > li > a:hover {

    color: #0E4EA2;


I took out the CSS to change the top nav bar from the customization plugin style.css and pasted it in the Custom Code form. THEN it works in Chrome and Firefox. Most oddly IE 8 Windows shows the new Nav Bar colors for a few seconds then reverts to the original NavBar colors I'm trying to override.

Why did this work when just editing the style.css did not? Specifically with how Firefox handled it differently than Chrome. Can I use both methods of editing CSS at the same time without side affects?




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Hi Brian


The CSS validator is saying this line isn't correct:

background-image: linear-gradient(top,#80953a,#80953a);


17 .navbar.pl-color-grey Value Error : background-image top is not a color value )


To answer your question though, when it comes to the menus I always recommend using Dashboard > PageLines > Site Options > CSS Rules.


We have a plugin called Browser Specific CSS, which lets you specify the CSS for IE8 or other browsers.


Also, you may want to try the Google IE Compatibility option in Dashboard > PageLines > Site Options > Advanced, to see if that helps.

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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Thanks Rob. I'll definitely be using the Browser Specific CSS plugin. :)

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Hi Brian - let us know how you get on. 

The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 


Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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