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Vertical CSS menu not displaying child items

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by pjohnstone, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. pjohnstone

    pjohnstone Member

    Hi all,

    I am a bit stumped on this one. I am building a site in Wordpress and I have my primary navigation at the top which works fine.

    I also have a left sided navigation bar on selected areas of the site. Within these menus there are a number of parent - child menu strutures.

    The problem I have is that when I click on the parent item the child items appear, but once the page is loaded they then vanish. I can solve it by make the parent page and anchor # and it works, but I need to put information on these parent pages.

    So ideally what I want is that when you are on either the parent or child pages then the menu structure stays like this:

    Our Services

    etc and does not fold back in.

    Here is a link:

    Our Services | Vets Now Referrals

    Here is the CSS for this menu:

    ul {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    list-style: none

    ul li {
    position: relative;
    /* keep folowing styles together..........................*/
    * html ul ul {
    margin-left:-16px;/* ie5 fix */
    voice-family: "\"}\"";
    voice-family: inherit;
    * html ul li {float:left;/* hide float from ie5*/}
    * html ul ul {
    voice-family: "\"}\"";
    voice-family: inherit;
    * html ul ul {margin-left:0;/* hide margin from ie5*/}

    /* keep above styles together .............*/

    background-color: #D81939;
    -moz-border-radius: 10px;
    border-radius: 10px;

    #side-nav li ul {
    position: relative;
    #side-nav li ul li {

    /* Styles for Menu Items */
    #side-nav ul li a {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #FFF; /* IE6 Bug */
    padding:0 5px;
    font-size: 13px;
    background-image: url(images/left-menu-line.jpg);
    background-position: center bottom;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    #side-nav li li a {
    background-color: #7A0E21;
    background-image: url(images/left-menu-line-SUB.jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-position: center bottom;

    /* set dropdown to default */
    #side-nav li:hover li a, #side-nav li.over li a {
    color: #FFF;
    background-color: #7A0E21;

    /* this sets all hovered lists to red */
    #side-nav li a:hover,
    #side-nav li:hover a, #nav li.over a,
    #side-nav li:hover li a:hover, li.over li a:hover {
    color: #000;

    #side-nav li ul li { } /* Sub Menu Styles */
    #side-nav li.on ul { display:block } /* The magic */
    #side-nav ul{display:none}

    Also here is where it is called in the wordpress template

    <div id="vet-navigation-area">
    <div id="side-nav">

    'theme_location' => 'glasgow-vets',
    'menu_id' => 'nav',
    'child_of' => '$PARENT'


    Any help would be fantastic.


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