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Wordpress Plugins Frequently Asked Questions - jQuery Slick Menu

Adding jQuery to your theme files using wp_enqueue_script

If jQuery is hardcoded into your theme files this may cause plugins that rely on jQuery to break as reloading the jQuery library a second time overwrites previously loaded jQuery plugin files.

To avoid this you can add jQuery via your functions.php file using a built-in WordPress function. This will coordinate between all of the files that require the library … more

Widget does not appear on page when using twentyeleven theme

The twentyeleven theme has a setting, which allows you to turn off the sidebar for pages/posts.

If your widget is only appearing on the home page go to:

Admin-Appearance-Theme Options

Check the setting for “Default Layout” – make sure that the “One-column, no sidebar” option is NOT selected. … more

Adding vertical text to the slick menu tab

Unfortunately HTML cannot create vertical text therefore in order to add vertical text to the menu tabs you need to use CSS and background images.

First create your menu tab in any graphics program – as a gauge the “Contact Us” tab on this page is 40 pixels wide.

Delete any text in the menu tab text field in the … more

The menu appears on the page but does not work

There are several reasons why the menu may fail to load properly:

1. The necessary code is missing from the page footer. The plugin adds the required jQuery code to your template footer. Make sure that your template files contain the wp_footer() function – this is usually located just before the closing body tag in your theme’s footer file.

2. … more

Custom skin file gets overwritten every time the plugin updates

Whenever WordPress updates any plugin file ALL files in the plugin directory are first deleted and the updated files reinstalled.

This means that any modifications you may have done to the plugin files or if you have created your own custom skin in the plugin’s skin folder, will all be deleted.

Any changes you make to the plugins CSS should … more

8 Comments

  • Awesome plugin! Is there any way to configure it to work in relation to a specific div instead of the browser screen?

    • Hi,

      The current plugin doesnt have that option unfortunately. You would need to modify the jquery plugin to change where the menu is inserted

  • Hi,

    I tried both the floating menu and slick menu unsuccessfully. Using Firebug, I see the error:
    Error: jQuery(“#dc_jqslickmenu_widget-2-item”).dcSlick is not a function

    I’m guessing this is a conflict or the js is not loaded. Can you please take a look and advise? We’d like to use it on our site to link to pages we’ve created for a festival in March.

    Thank you, jim

  • Hi,

    slick menu very useful, great work.
    I try to add a google map inside the div slik but no map appears. If I put the div map in an other part of my page it’s ok. So is there a restriction or a conflict with google maps (v3).
    Thanks for all

    • Hi,

      Update to the latest version, which includes the ability to add callback functions. The map needs to be initialised after the slick menu in order to work. Use the onLoad callback function in the options to add the google map

  • Oh, figured it out myself. I just had to change the CSS for the class sub-menu.

  • Any idea how I could add a submenu using this otherwise awesome plugin? Right now submenus just appear below their parent menu with no indication that they are related.

    Thanks.