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OH GOD! did they changed the Vigilance theme functions?

  1. As much as I liked the slight changes of the Vigilance theme such as new comment boxes (or maybe those were overal worpdress changes),
    now its truly messed up. For example, in Safari browser, only the parent pages would show up at the top (horizontal navigation menu). Now all the child-pages get squeezed into it too?! I have a page with 50+ child pages, and now they all get displayed at the main page.

    In Firefox child pages get displayed in a drop down, but with 50+ child pages, the list is becomes way too long and you cant scroll down.

    What on earth has happened to Vigilance? These new changes are messing up the whole blog. Somebody knows whats happening?

    The blog I need help with is chokochokoc.wordpress.com.

  2. I'm using Safari 4.0.5 and I see drop down menus when I hover over menu items with children.

    Clear your Safari cache and then try again. Your site is working fine for me.

  3. oops, forgot the link,

    bloglink of malfunctioning Vigilance theme: http://chokochoko.wordpress.com/

    *OMG, the horror! I can't look at it!!!

  4. Thanks sacredpath. Im using safari 4.0.4 (like just that 0.0.1)

    The thing is, there were never dropdowns in Vigilance before (I just discovered it was scrambled up like half an hour ago). I have a page that has over 50 child pages (and they didnt need displaying in a menu). And also, the dropdown doesnt scroll down (so like 20 something gets displayed and the rest you cant reach). The new (recent) changes messed up the whole menu (not to mention in safari 4.0.4 you'll see all the pages and all the child pages displayed in the menu).

    Bottomline is, I dont want no child pages whatsoever to be displayed (not even in a dropdown). Any thoughts?

  5. This is the relevant thread posted by Staff 4 days ago >
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/vigilance-theme-improvements?replies=37

  6. GOSH! seems like I'm not the only one. Like another said, don't fix what wasn't broken! Arrrrck!!!!! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. All themes are updated by their creators but here at wordpress.com we have not had this ongoing updating so now that we do some members are disturbed when it happens and when their blogs are negatively affected.

  8. Yea I just read that thread, it seems like everybody was upset about this. I mean, I understand they makes changes with good intentions, but maybe they didnt stand still that a lot of those changes messes up a whole deal for a lot of users. I wanted to post but the thread was already shut down after a day. Seriously, there were only complaints regarding the changed, what do they mean then when they said they'd 'improved' things...? Now I need to conctact support again (takes forever).

  9. I'm REALLY DISSAPPOINTED by these 'improvements'.

  10. They're slowly updating older themes to include the new menu function. Look here.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    Once you get over the initial shock, this feature is actually useful.

  11. Since this feature is so new, not all themes support it yet. These themes are the first set of themes with the custom menu feature built-in: Twenty Ten, Structure, Vostok, Bueno, Enterprise, Notepad, Paperpunch, MistyLook, Under the Influence, and Vigilance.

  12. The way I see it is that there will always be those who are disappointed and those who are delighted. Obviously, themes are not frozen in time and now there is a Theme Team there will be updates. The most desired feature has been dropdowns to chils pages and Staff are delivering what was requested.

    Currently, the Bueno, Enterprise (2 dropdown levels – Top level – Pages & Sub-Pages – Bottom Level – 10 Categories & Sub-Categories) ), iNove, Inuit Types, Monochrome, Neutra, Notepad, Sandbox 1.6.1, Structure, Twenty Ten, Titan, Vigilance and Vostok themes are the only ones that have drop-downs to child pages from parent pages in the top horizontal menu.

    When CSS editing is affected by a theme update Staff has helped with the changes for example on Vigilance and I assume they will continue to accomodate those with CSS upghrades. But when there isn't an issue with CSS upgrades I don't expect that they will 'correct" problems that occur.

    The bottom line for you will be finding a solution for hiding the huge whack of sub-pages you have created. I'm sorry but I don't have a fix for that other than the obvious one of changing themes. Hopefully, another Volunteer may have another solution for you.

  13. ~~ waving to Jennifer :)

  14. pornstarbabylon
    Member

    Oh yeah I hate when months or years later, something small changes but it was so important to your blog. Has happened a couple of times to me already.

  15. Changes would be good if they'd add to functionality etc. (or whatever minor beauty changes). But not when they mess up things and things start to not display well (or no need for displaying) etc. Then it gets frustrating and annoying. (like the gazillion ppl who expressed this at the vigilance thread).

    @timethief
    Yea, that is the thing, I have a bazillion child pages and they just dont fit (not to mention, the dropdown is displayed horribly, complete with uneven white boxes around the links). They were never displayed. I need to hide the children!

    this is frustrating...!!!

  16. @starsquid
    Check out what Jennifer posts about custom menus. Vigilance has this feature:

    Pages
    * Most Recent
    * View All
    * Search

    * Welcome
    * Popular Posts
    * All Posts
    * Contact

    * Home
    * Contact
    * Popular Posts
    * Welcome
    * All Posts

    Select All - - - Add to Menu

  17. Take a look here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#multiple-menus .

    You can create your own custom menu with only the items you want on it and then activate that menu.

  18. Thanks a lot Justjennifer, Timethief and thesacredpath. It worked by creating a custom menu. I tend to overreact always...! The problem is solved! I can sleep again, phew.

    Thanks again guys!!

    @pornstarbabylon
    Yea, cus everything is working just fine and then its messed up suddenly.

  19. starsquid-I had the same problem on my knitting blog using Bueno and was just waiting (quite impatiently I might add) until the Custom menu was finally introduced so I could clean up those child pages. It takes some work, but once you've done it, it's over.

    What is nice is that you can now feature a tag or category in the navbar if you wish, or create an entirely different second menu for use exclusively in the Custom Menu widget.

  20. Yay!

  21. @starsquid, Glad you got it sorted out. I think once people work with the custom menus a little and get used to them, they are going to like them a lot. They give us incredible flexibility and even allow us to have several menus that we can activate at a moment's notice if we need to.

  22. Yeah, I suppose its much more versatile, just confusing since I suddenly had over 50 child pages all splashed across the front page menu. (the horror!)
    :)

    hmm..how do you feature a tag in the navbar? I didnt see that in the menu option.
    I only see 'Pages' and 'Categories' to choose from.

  23. Go to that tag (click on the name in the sidebar) and then copy the URL and enter a menu item with that URL.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-custom-links

  24. Aha, got it. Thanks for the info!

  25. Yay! You used the custom menu feature and sorted your problem. :)

  26. Yea I gave in to change...(bah)
    :)

  27. chillipepperpenguins
    Member

    Haha, I screamed when I saw the changes to my blog. We must have screamed at the same time.

    I'm still figuring out some solutions for me. I am contacting support.

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