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Need to highlight menu item when page is active

Posted on 2013-05-30
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I am using php to include a menu on my individual pages which is a common practice. What I'd like to do is highlight the menu item when the corresponding page is active. I've tried a few methods but have been unsuccessful.

Any help is appreciated.
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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When a page is active, give the menu item that represents that page a different CSS class. Simply have two CSS rules in your stylesheet:  one for inactive tabs and the other for the active tabs. Just toggle between the classes as the pages change.
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COBOLdinosaur earned 500 total points
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Just give each of the menu tabs a unique id, and then generate a style tag in the head with a single rule for the target id and the highlighting you want:
<style type="text/css">
#idnumber1 {background-color:magenta;}
</style>

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by:J C
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Thanks, that works.
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