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    Hello,

    I am using the Colossus theme and cannot locate the Miva code for the topnav dropdown. I can see the categories to be included are "checked" on the "primary_navigation" Navigation Item, but where is the code that controls this section? In particular, the store has over 250 categories and manually adding and sorting each category in the "primary_navigation" is a major time waster. I would rather just go to the source code and change it all there.

    Pete

  • If you highilight the navigation set and then click the pencil edit button you should get to the source code.

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    • You can also double-click it to take you to the code.

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      • Face palm!

        Thank you to both of you :)

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        • Question - was this the "Omega Menu"?
          Leslie Kirk
          Miva Certified Developer
          Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
          Previously of Webs Your Way
          (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

          Email me: [email protected]
          www.lesliekirk.com

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          • Hi Leslie,

            Yes, it was/is the Omega Menu.

            Pete

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            • Originally posted by Pete McNamara View Post
              Hi Leslie,

              Yes, it was/is the Omega Menu.

              Pete
              Hey Pete, any luck on getting the source code to do what you needed?
              Leslie Kirk
              Miva Certified Developer
              Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
              Previously of Webs Your Way
              (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

              Email me: [email protected]
              www.lesliekirk.com

              Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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              • Yes, but it is not intuitive or easy. Frankly, I think Miva is making a major mistake with this code. I appreciate their rationale but it is code that would be great for large stores but it is too complex for medium and smaller stores. I just cannot justify producing a page with 4 times as much code to content, that I can produce, with exactly the same features. And as for having 36+ css files, don't get me started.

                Brendan however, is convinced this is the way to go, so there is nothing else I can do. I will just have to work with it as it is an equally bad mistake to take a direction opposite to that Miva is taking, even if the Miva direction is ill advised.

                Finding the source code for the nav is very unintuitive so I have attached 2 images.

                The top level nav in Colossus is "manual" i.e. it has been created manually, in the navset "top_categories". So, you have to create your own, using this particular set as a base.

                The rest of them are "auto" and it is only a matter of styling changes or additions (we put a few additional categories at the foot of the cattree).

                It costs me nothing to phone the US, so if you would like a chat (I would, as I haven't been at the last 2 conferences and thus haven't seen you) email me your number and some times that would be convenient for you (late afternoon, early evening your time (we are currently 19 hours ahead of Florida time)).



                Pete

                PS. I am 90% certain I will be attending the next Mivacon in March leslie2.pngleslie1.png
                PS. You have to double click the name "Top Categories", not the code.

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                • Hi Pete,

                  In creating the ReadyThemes, I have tried to accommodate the broadest range of development possibilities. Coming next year, I will be releasing an updated version which includes many updates and streamlined coding in addition to a tighter integration with the administration portal. I value all feedback when it comes to the use of the ReadyThemes. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, feel free to email me directly, send me a private message, add it to the ReadyThemes Wish List forum, or post it to the Shadows or Colossus repositories on GitHub.
                  Matt Zimmermann
                  Director of UI/UX Standards and Theme Development
                  / Miva, Inc.

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