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Force highlight a CSS Menu Writer menu item

Thread began 8/24/2009 3:59 am by cpfusion | Last modified 9/09/2009 10:19 am by cpfusion | 1847 views | 5 replies |

cpfusion

Force highlight a CSS Menu Writer menu item

I was wondering if it is possible to force highlight a menu item?

I have a menu with 7 main items, of which 2 have sub menus. All are working correctly, but I have a page which is not accessible through a sub menu, so it doesn't highlight the top menu item when the page is loaded.

e.g. the menu title is "Top Level", and the main page is "top_level.php". I then have a page which is "top_level2.php" which is categorised under "Top Level" but does not require a sub menu. I would like the "Top Level" menu to be highlighted when "top_level2.php" is selected. Is this possible?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'm not 100% sure I follow the question, can you p[lease post a link to demonstrate so I can get a better understanding.

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CraigRBeta Tester

I think I know what you mean.

i have a sample site gallery.stonepits.com

if you select the gallery page, the gallery is highlighted on the navigation bar.

if you select a submenu within gallery, the gallery link remains highlighted.

is this what you mean ?

there is a good article on how to do this here...

keepingcurrent/

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cpfusion

Craig,

Thanks for the pointer, but it doesn't really answer my question.

The page I have is not actually part of the menu system at all, but I would still like to force one of the menu items to highlight to indicate that this hidden page is part of that particular section without being selectable from the menu.

Craig

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CraigRBeta Tester

Doesn't matter

Hi,

it doesn't make any difference that the page isn't on the menu.

I have a couple of pages which are not navigable from the menu, where they have the current page indicator to be the same as a menu page, hence the menu is highlighted accordingly.

If you read through the article, it should help you achieve this.

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cpfusion

Hi Craig,

I appreciate your response and after reading the article again, I realised that the main issue was that I wasn't reading the PHP Include section. As I am using a PHP Include to add the menu to each page, this method was what I was looking for.

Many thanks for pointing this one out.

Best,

Craig

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