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Using Bootstrap and Dynamically Generated Menus

Posted on 2016-09-08
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Greetings

I am trying to us Bootstrap with our CMS. Are there any techniques in Bootstrap that allows me to style a dynamically generate menu so that it behaves like one that has been hand coded.

I have tried using jQuery to add and remove classes with limited success.

Thanks



Here is some partial code on the menu structure and classes generated by our CMS:

<ul id="sectionMenuElementID_1" class="ipf-sectionmenu">
        <li id="pageid4949" data-pageid="4949" data-level="1">
          <div><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></div>
        </li>
        <li id="pageid151" data-pageid="151" class="ipf-parent" data-level="1">
          <div><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></div>
          <ul>
            <li id="pageid152" data-pageid="152" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid4869" data-pageid="4869" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
          </ul>
        </li>
        <li id="pageid104" data-pageid="104" class="ipf-parent" data-level="1">
          <div><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></div>
          <ul>
            <li id="pageid105" data-pageid="105" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid106" data-pageid="106" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid107" data-pageid="107" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid4965" data-pageid="4965" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid5126" data-pageid="5126" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid11991" data-pageid="11991" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
          </ul>
        </li>
        <li id="pageid145" data-pageid="145" class="ipf-parent" data-level="1">
          <div><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></div>
          <ul>
            <li id="pageid2474" data-pageid="2474" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid148" data-pageid="148" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid149" data-pageid="149" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid1838" data-pageid="1838" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
            <li id="pageid4653" data-pageid="4653" data-level="2"><a href="Item 1">Item 1</a></li>
          </ul>
        </li>
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Question by:RayBakker
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by:EddieShipman
ID: 41790053
Well, it depends on the CMS and how it handles the filling of the templates.
What CMS are you using?
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by:RayBakker
ID: 41791563
Greetings

CMS: Active Content Management

I create the templates, css, js, etc. and zip them and upload.

What were you thinking with regards to the filling of templates?

Thanks
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by:EddieShipman
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"CMS: Active Content Management"
That really doesn't give me enough info to understand how the system handles templates.
Have a link to the vendor?
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RayBakker earned 0 total points
ID: 41796559
Greetings

Thanks for you help, but I got it. I added the following code to the bottom of my template.

<script>
      $("#sectionMenuElementID_1").addClass("nav navbar-nav navbar-right");
      $("#sectionMenuElementID_1 li").addClass("dropdown-toggle");
      $("#sectionMenuElementID_1 li a").addClass("dropdown");
      $("#sectionMenuElementID_1 li a").attr("data-toggle","dropdown");
      $("#sectionMenuElementID_1 li ul").addClass("dropdown-menu");
      
      // By default Bootstrap display sub-menu items only on clicking the parent item.
      // The following code displays the sub-menu items on hover.
      $(function(){
            $('.ipf-parent').hover(function() {
                  $(this).addClass('open');
            },
            function() {
                  $(this).removeClass('open');
            });
      });
</script>
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by:EddieShipman
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Well OK, I thought you meant how to BUILD the menu using your CMS.
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by:RayBakker
ID: 41803593
More research and testing I was able to figure it out.
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