Menu Changes

As some of you know, we updated WordPress, our theme, and all available plugins during the week of July 4. After that update was completed, we began to receive reports that strange issues were occurring with navigation menus on various sites. Eventually, we tracked the issue down to a change that was made within Genesis, the "parent theme" used as a base to the UMW website theme. Basically, the option to enable/disable the primary and secondary navigation menus was removed in a recent version of Genesis. Normally, with Genesis, regardless of those settings, if you want a menu to appear in either of those spots, you have to create a custom menu within Appearance -> Menus. However, within the UMW theme, if you had either of those settings enabled, and you didn't have a custom menu created, the system would automatically generate a menu based on your page hierarchy. Since those options were not used within Genesis itself, they were removed. However, the values for those options were … [Read more...]

Recent Theme Changes

Recently, we upgraded many pieces of the website, including Genesis, the "parent theme" that helps provide much of the features and functionality found in our website theme. As part of that update, the authors of Genesis removed the option to enable and disable the Primary and Secondary Navigation menus. The UMW website theme used the Secondary Navigation Menu option to determine whether or not to display the gray menu bar at the top of certain sites. As a result of this change, we had to remove the dependency on that option. Therefore, many site owners may now be seeing a large, ugly gray menu bar at the top of their sites with all of their pages listed. If this is the case, you can solve this issue fairly easily. To do so, please go to Appearance -> Menus in your administration area. Then, create a new menu and leave it empty (don't add any links to it). Once you've saved the new, empty menu, choose that menu from the "Secondary Navigation Menu" dropdown box (EDIT: Make … [Read more...]