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I need to change the color of some custom link elements in dropdown of my wordpress custom menu here. There 3 items in my dropdown that dont have any url associated with them:

  • Air Duct
  • Chimney
  • Dryer Vent

They will be just the headers for other dropdown items below them.

I need to be able to change their attributes such color, font-family and size, etc.

I was trying to create menu-item-type-custom and menu-item-object-custom and even menu-item-#### classes, but it didn't do it... :( Please help!

  • Why use CMs for this? – onetrickpony Apr 6 '12 at 22:50
  • what do you mean? – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 22:52
  • I need to create a drop down like here - bit.ly/okHDHb (look under Services) – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 22:54
  • I see, so those items act like headers for a group of menu items – onetrickpony Apr 6 '12 at 22:55
  • yes exactly. What is the best way to achieve this? I need to be ablo to style just those headers. – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 22:59
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Enable the CSS Classes (Screen Setting -> Flag CSS Classes) and use it to customize every menu item that you want to be styled in a different manner.

You must use a Custom menu, of course.

  • I've created class "gh" : .gh {color: red;} .gh A:link {text-decoration: none; color:red;} .gh A:visited {text-decoration: none; color:red;} .gh A:active {text-decoration: none; color:red;} .gh A:hover {text-decoration: none; color: red;} , But for some reason it still showing regular dropdown style. Is there any special css that I have to use for that class? – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 23:13
  • Is it possible it gets overriden by ul ul li class? – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 23:26
  • The class is applied to list items, so use it like li.gh a{color:red;} and so on. Some pseudo classes may not taken into consideration because the item is an anchor. – onetrickpony Apr 6 '12 at 23:28
  • Right now I have this in my style.css : .gh {color: red;} .gh a{color:red;} .gh a:hover {color:red;} . I can see with my developer tools that the style applied to the item, however still no change in appearance.. I see there are some other class applied as well, maybe they override gh class? – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 23:37
  • could be.. try #top-menu ul li.gh a{color:red;} – onetrickpony Apr 6 '12 at 23:44
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Another way, using a filter if you want to do this programmatically:

add_filter('nav_menu_css_class', function($classes, $item, $args){

  if(empty($item->url))
    $classes[] = 'your-header-class';

  return $classes;

}, 10, 3);

But you should go with keatch's solution :)

  • yeah, I was just reading about wp_nav_menu_items hook before I started this thread.. You're right, I really hope to make the custom menu css classes to work – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 23:20
  • anyway, where should I add your filter, in what file? – Acidon Apr 6 '12 at 23:24

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