lost custom menu function

Posted on 2012-08-10
Last Modified: 2012-08-11
Somewhere, somehow, my WP custom menus have stopped working. The structure is still there in the menu dialogue box, but the theme (even twentyeleven and twenty-ten) show the whole menu and not dropdown boxes.

At the same time, (may be related, probably not) the screenshot.png's have stopped showing up in the Select Theme dialogue tab

Not a biggie on the screenshots, but I need my menus to work. Obviously something got corrupted or misdirected, but what?
Question by:David Brugge
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    Have you installed or updated any plugins recently? If your menus are not using any plugins, a quick thing to do is rename your plugins folder (to disable all of your plugins) and reload the site. With all plugins disabled you will quickly see if a plugin conflict/bug is responsible.

    Otherwise, how about a URL?
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    by:David Brugge
    Thanks Sonic. Yes, turning off my plugins is always my first reaction when something strange happens.

    As it turns out, I was building a child theme. When switching from one to another, the default navigation menu setting got turned off. I thought something was wrong with the child but I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it could be since you're only importing the same CSS.

    Going back to my original theme, I saw it was now messed up as well and I started to panic. Always happens when I mess around with a live site instead of using a testing server.

    Anyway, going into Appearance > Menus and resetting the dropdown box that sets the menu for the theme and all was well (except my forehead after I slapped it so hard).

    I'm handing out points because you were the only one to come to my rescue in my hour of need [grin]
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    by:David Brugge
    sometimes you get points just for showing up.

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