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Hi guys. Just now trying out Platform 5. I like the reletive simplcity of the new interface but there are things I'm used to in DMS that I'm not seeing yet in 5. Is there a good manual, documentation, video series about some of the basics?

In particular, I've got a simple navigation menu, created the standard way in WP menus section with several top level parents, then 3-4 children menu items below a couple parent items. Have them moved to the right to create the standard parent-child relationship but all I see on the page is the parent level items - no dropdown!. So I changed themes from Platform5 to the standard 2015 default theme and now I see absolutely no menu at top, except for the mobile (hamburger?) icon.

In DMS, one had Navi and Navbar, etc sections and each would work differently and give different results. How do you work the menu system in 5? And how get different results ?


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I am going to do my best to help you through this and not make it overly complicated.

To begin the basic menu section does not have sub level capabilities. That particular menu is designed to be used for multiple things.

  1. You can use it as a replacement for simple-nav a popular singular style menu from dms.
  2. As a simple main site menu if you dont need drop downs options just be sure to check mobile menu option so that you can get the hamburger on mobile devices.

For all other menu that require sub menus it is best to use the mega-nav.

Because Platform 5 is a plugin and not a theme it is designed to work with any theme. With that being said the header and footer of another theme will override those areas of the plugin. For example you can use Platform with Avada but the header and footer areas will not be open to you unless you use a child theme and include some code to activate those portions of the theme for drag and drop.

It is recommended that you use  the framework theme to have total creative control.

As for documentation that can be found here .

There are some additional guides/courses being developed which I hope to release by the end of this month. 

If you have any further questions just ask. 



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Thanks! that's helpful

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