Can't get background color on dropdown menu anchors

Posted on 2014-03-19
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Last Modified: 2014-03-23
I've been futzing around with this for over an hour and I can't imagine what the problem is.
It's gotta be something bonehead that I'm doing.

When you hover over any menu item that has a drop down, the background for the anchors is transparent. This didn't used to be that way. I think the Wordpress menu update a while back broke it.

Anyway, no matter what I try I can't get the background to show up, nor the hover.


Thanks so much!
Question by:Alicia St Rose
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jtwcs earned 2000 total points
ID: 39940457
It looks like the declaration is already there but it's not targeting the correct element.

#primary-menu ul#menu-nav li ul li a, #page-nav ul#menu-nav li ul li a {
    background: #b5caa3;
    text-shadow: 0px 1px 1px #777;
    color: #fff;
    font-size: 1.1em;

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#menu-nav does not exist so it is not styling the drop downs.  The ul has an id of menu-primary.  Update your declaration to the following and it will give the drop downs the background color.

#primary-menu ul#menu-primary li ul li a {
    background: #B5CAA3;

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ID: 39940498
#primary-menu li ul, #page-nav li ul {
    background-color: #FF0000;
    border: medium none;
    margin-top: 8px;

i have just changed the background color

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by:Alicia St Rose
ID: 39948986
I think it was a caching plugin at work. I'd already had the #menu-nav changed to #primary-nav. I just went back to the page and it's working.


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