I’m using the Encounters theme in a blog (plus) section of a website. We are temporarily not using the same navigation menu as on the website proper (the main website is not using the Encounters theme). To avoid being too user “un”friendly I would like to use the side bar for the main navigation instead of the menu across the top header. I’ve placed a Pages Widget in the side bar. This of course poses a problem with navigation on a mobile phone or tablet.
I see if I don’t have the menu across the top, with the Pages “navigation” in the side bar, it slides down below the content on the page. Is there a way either to create a separate menu for mobile or force the side bar content to display at the top? Or, I’m open to other suggestions/recommendations.
I know I’m trying to make the theme do something it wasn’t intended to do, just curious if there’s a way to make this work.
Unfortunately the main navigation is designed to be at the top where it was developed (coded) into the theme. The only method is to use the sidebar columns, either the left or right, but as you said, these fall below the main content. You might be able to find a plugin that offers a floating menu that you could use, but other than that, custom modifications might be needed which I might be able to do, but that becomes billable time. Please note that when in a mobile view, the top main menu does become a button at the top. I’m assuming you would like to keep that but not have the menu show in normal view at the top at all?
You’re very welcome Ellen, and thank you too…I still hate giving bad news when someone wants to do something different, but if you decide to opt in for something custom, this will be dependent on my available time, but contact me later and we can go over the details and cost of course.