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Menu writer wizzard update

Thread began 10/31/2012 4:46 pm by bill3786 | Last modified 2/07/2013 2:34 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1064 views | 9 replies |

bill3786

Menu writer wizzard update

After creating a menu with menu writer 2.0.6 I made some simple manual changes to menu.php and menu.css in the styles panel. Then on rentering the menu writer wizzard these changes were not displayed.

Is it possible to somehow update the wizzard to reflect changes made in the styles panels?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, custom changes will not be recognized by the wizard.

to prevent the wizard from over writing custom CSS Changes, you should make a new CSS style sheet and make the custom changes in that file. Changes to the menu structure though will be over written

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bill3786

Ok, thanks.

Its quicker to make custom changes in the styles panel but not always easy to know which parameter to change because of the amount of detail.

Do you have any information on which parameter controls what in the styles panel?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'm not sure i understand your question, each element in the styles panel is labeled with the parameter that it controls.

the width settings control the width, the padding controls the padding and so on.

Is there something specific you are trying to accomplish?

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bill3786

1. I've attached the menu.css file which doesnt show comments or labels for each parameter. I can make changes by trial and error but it would be useful to know what each parameter controlled. Can the labels you mention be added?

2. A separate question

Can individual images be added to each menu item on the main menu level instead of text.
If so, can they be added through the wizzard or the styles panel or both?

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menu.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) I misunderstood your question, I thought you where asking about the Wizard, not the CSS file directly.

the best way to determine which style controls a specific element is to use a tool like Fire Bug in Fire Fox. Fire Bug allows you to select elements on the page, and see the CSS Styles that are controlling that element. it also allows you to make changes to the css and see the results in the browser for experimenting.

see the following road map article on using Fire Bug:
roadmap_10.php


2) The wizard does not allow you to set individual background images for the main level items, you would need to edit the menu code and a an inline background style to accomplish that.
For example, the top level menu item may be:

<li><a href="home.html">Home</a></li>



to give that item a unique background , add an inline style to the anchor:

<li><a href="home.html" style="background-image:url('plugins/images/home.jpg');">Home</a></li>
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bill3786

Thanks, as always, that did the trick.

How do you centre a menu on the page?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see the "How to center your Menu Writer menu on your page" tutorial in the how to section of the menu writer support page:
css-menu-writer/

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info290144

CSS Menu Writer - Theme Define Error

I have created a verticle menu, and saved it. When I try to edit it by clickinhg on the Theme: Define button, I get a error message. See attachement. I have unistalled it and reinstalled the CSS MenuWriter extension yet the error is still occuring. I'm using Dreamweaver CS5

Thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

can you export a copy of the preset and attach it to your post so i can try to reproduce the error.

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