Categories widget works but not display the arrow…
Hi there, I’ve been testing a long category name with the Opti theme but I’m not seeing what you did; the categories ropdown menu is expanding to fit the width of a long category name.
Would you mind letting me know the exact wording of your long category so I can test it? Thanks!
I changed my longest category name and now the arrow is back – I just don’t agree that I should do that, as “a user”, this is something the programmers should be worried about to fix. As @justpi said:
“The correct solution is make the width of the dropdown bar independent of the actual contents of the dropdown. This already happens on some themes, but on most themes it has been neglected. “.
That’s why I reposted this on the Ideas’ forum.
Thanks a lot!
@kathrynwp: This is the problem:
The dropdown always expands when a category name is wider than the width of the sidebar. It’s the dropdown bar that shouldn’t expand accordingly (and get partially hidden): it should be confined to the width of the sidebar (as on the screenshots I linked to in my previous reply).
@justpi, you’re correct, but I still think that the arrow should always appear for the user… anyway, that’s just a suggestion now…
? That’s what I’m saying too: the dropdown bar (including the arrow) shouldn’t be allowed to become wider than the sidebar.
OK, thank you.
Thank you both – I see the problem now and was able to replicate it with a category dropdown menu in the left footer widget area. I’m going to report this to our developers so they can investigate a fix.
We just pushed out a fix for Opti. The select elements should now fit into their containers. Please let us know how this works for you.
@michaelfields: As I’m pointing out in a previous reply above, this has generally been overlooked. You need to add the same CSS to many other themes.
Guys, I confirm that at least for Opti theme, finally it’s working as it should, so I’m glad I was able to contribute with you all to make it WP even better.
I renamed my longest category back again and it’s working on the computer browser, iPad, iPhone, everything…
I’ll leave the thread opened so you guys feel free to close it as soon as you believe you should.
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