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Helping a friend w/ a navigational menu on a WordPress PHP site -- called it Primary Menu. I'm trying to override the default navigational menu with the jquery-mega-menu I created in the widget area I created.

Here's the problem:

I'd like to have the menu in the widget area I created, "my_mega_menu", which calls the Primary Menu. But the inkthemes_nav() function adds the Primary Menu also. When I comment this out in header.php, it shows only the menu I want it to show, but it breaks the functionality of the menu; the drop-downs don't drop down into the sub-menus.

Does anybody know if it's possible to eliminate the inkthemes_nav native menu, but maintain the functionality of the jquery-mega-menu I created?

Double Menu

Here's the code in my header.php:

<div class="menu-bar">
<div id="MainNav">                  
<a href="#" class="mobile_nav closed"><?php _e('Pages Navigation Menu', 'colorway'); 
?><span></span></a>    

<?php inkthemes_nav(); ?>            
<?php /* Widgetized sidebar */
if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('my_mega_menu') ) : ?>
<?php endif; ?>            
</div>
<div class="clearfix"></div>
</div>
<!--End MenuBar-->
</div>

Thanks for any guidance anybody can offer to point me in the proper direction (what I should be looking for, what to do, etc.)!

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The Problem here is that you call your function inkthemes_nav() and also call the sidebar with the widget for the menu in it dynamic_sidebar('my_mega_menu').

So you have two solutions:

  • Skip the Function, just calling it from the Widget inside your sidebar
  • Skip the Sidebar, and let the Function handle the Menu

As I suppose you have to use your Menu in a Widget due to the MegaMenu Plugin (please correct me if I am wrong), I'd suggest the first Solution.

You do not have to have an extra Function for your Menu - registering and putting it into the Widget does the Trick for you.

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Hi Fishi. Thanks for taking the time to respond! I went into my header.php, and just changed it to this: <?php inkthemes_nav(); ?> <?php dynamic_sidebar('my_mega_menu'); ?> ...... –  Jason Weber Mar 3 '13 at 17:50
    
But if I don't include <?php dynamic_sidebar('my_mega_menu'); ?> in the header.php, of course it doesn't show. If I erase <?php inkthemes_nav(); ?>, his theme's native menu, then the drop-downs stop working on the mega_menu. Yes, I'm using the named plugin. I'm assuming that's what you meant when you said "skip the function, just calling it from the Widget inside your sidebar -- meaning eliminate the my_mega_menu function from header.php ... Again, I appreciate your time! Thanks ... will continue to work on it! His site is currently at daydreamshotel.com/wordpress ... –  Jason Weber Mar 3 '13 at 17:53
    
Ooops ... I just put the mega-menu inside the inkthemes_nav() parenthesees, and that just put the native menu underneath the mega_menu ... still tryin'! –  Jason Weber Mar 3 '13 at 17:57
    
I just used CSS and display:none to get rid of the menu ... I guess that's a better fix, anyway, than messing with the header.php or functions.php. Thanks again for taking the time to help, fischi! –  Jason Weber Mar 4 '13 at 5:54
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it seems that you're calling a sidebar. Is your menu within the sidebar, as a widget? Where is your new menu registered? You need to register a menu in function.php (see here) and then call in it your theme

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Hi Got Fever ... yes, I created a sidebar widget in functions.php (have done this with other themes), and placed the widget in the header ... but the results are just that ... daydreamshotel.com/wordpress ..... if you hover over the top, above the index link, you'll see there's still a menu there ... I just made it blank for a temporary fix. For whatever reason, when I delete the native menu, the drop-down functions of the widget menu I created stop working .... but with the native menu, the drop downs work fine ... –  Jason Weber Mar 3 '13 at 5:47
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