Categories widget works but not display the arrow…

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  • #1338956

    dutecnic
    Member
    #1339106

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    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!

    #1339138

    dutecnic
    Member

    @kathrynwp, thanks. Yes, it expands, but once it does that, the selective arrow on the right is not shown – @justpi is aware of that.

    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!

    #1339145

    justpi
    Member

    @kathrynwp: This is the problem:
    http://wpbtips.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/optilongcat.png
    http://wpbtips.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/optilongercat.png
    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).

    #1339146

    dutecnic
    Member

    @justpi, you’re correct, but I still think that the arrow should always appear for the user… anyway, that’s just a suggestion now…

    Thanks!

    Cheers.

    #1339147

    justpi
    Member

    ? That’s what I’m saying too: the dropdown bar (including the arrow) shouldn’t be allowed to become wider than the sidebar.

    #1339148

    dutecnic
    Member

    OK, thank you.

    #1339149

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    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.

    #1339150

    Hello,
    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.

    #1339152

    justpi
    Member

    @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.

    #1339153

    dutecnic
    Member

    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…

    Cheers.

    #1339154

    dutecnic
    Member

    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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