Twenty Twelve menu problem

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  • #1017066

    chrislear
    Member

    I’m using Twenty Twelve with one of my sites on WordPress and someone told me that the site wasn’t appearing as it should. She told me that instead of the menu, she saw a “MENU” button, which if clicked, gives a long list of all the pages. After some investigating I found that if a browser is resized very small, or when viewing on mobile browsers, the menu is replaced by this button. I’m not sure how big her browser window was, but seeing as she was viewing it on a PC I’d not have thought it was that small.

    My question though, is it possible to disable this feature? It’s highly annoying, it really needs to be optional. Having to click ‘menu’ to get a list of pages just isn’t user friendly.

    Thanks
    Blog url: http://chrislear.wordpress.com/

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

    #1017161

    timethief
    Member

    hi there,
    This thread has been flagged to be moved to the Themes Forum where Themes Staff can address this issue.

    #1017297

    superbunker
    Member

    The Twenty Twelve theme shows the “mobile” menu with Internet Explorer 8 and below, no matter how wide the browser is.

    It seems to be a bug in the theme.

    #1017298

    I’ve been using this theme and it looks completely different on two different computers (and of course my iphone). I still can’t figure out how to do columns and am about to quit wordpress.

    #1017319

    alangray101
    Member

    I’m having the same problem with this theme. A menu button instead of the actual menu. It looks terrible.

    #1017320

    timethief
    Member

    Are any on you using an IPad? https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/the-onswipe-ipad-theme-is-no-longer-available-on-new-blogs?replies=1

    Are you using the updated app? http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/wpios-3-1/

    Have you tried simply disabling the mobile theme? > Appearance > Mobile

    #1017321

    alangray101
    Member

    I’m viewing this on my PC. The site looks fine on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, but not IE.

    #1017322

    superbunker
    Member

    On a Windows desktop or laptop, using Internet Explorer 8 or below, the Twenty Twelve theme is broken. It only shows the pull-down mobile menu, at all window widths.

    Since it shows the pull-down “menu” button at full browser width, it looks really bad. I don’t think the Twenty Twelve theme should be used on any website that has visitors using Windows/IE.

    #1017323

    alangray101
    Member

    This is very disappointing. Is this an issue with the Twenty Eleven theme?

    #1017324

    timethief
    Member

    Themes Staff appear to be on walkabout or something. ;) I have flagged this thread so our Support Staff give them a nudge.

    #1017325

    macmanx
    Staff

    Thanks for letting us know, we’re looking into it.

    #1017329

    alangray101
    Member

    Any update on this?

    #1017330

    superbunker
    Member

    It looks like this issue will not be fixed.

    WordPress has decided to abandon IE 8 support for the default theme.

    #1017331

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the update. Frankly I’m not surprised as the latest stable version is IE9 and as lance says “… older versions of IE don’t support modern CSS and media queries very well. We looked at a lot of angles and solutions and nothing worked perfectly, see more discussion at http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21440.

    I can’t upgrade from IE8 to IE9 because I’m running Windows XP but it doesn’t matter to me as I rarely use IE8. I’ve been using Firefox since IE was IE6. You can upgrade or download any browser version here http://browsehappy.cvom

    #1017332

    superbunker
    Member

    I don’t expect all the features of a theme to be supported in old IE, but I would expect any well-made theme to fail gracefully, and allow basic site navigation through a useable menu system.

    I don’t like the fact that I have a lot of IE 8 users but I do. I’m afraid this lovely new default theme is totally useless for me.

    #1017333

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, this appears that it will not be fixed. From what I gather, defaulting to the mobile version (or something similar) for IE 8 is “failing gracefully,” as there’s quite a bit in the standard Twenty Twelve that it simply butchers.

    As for the menu, users stuck on IE 8 should be able to click the “Menu” button to reveal the menu.

    #1017334

    superbunker
    Member

    Clicking the “Menu” button revealed a list of all the pages. On a site with a lot of pages, it’s a uselessly long list.

    I suppose this is a problem with the mobile menu overall? But when I have to support IE 8 users who are, shall we say, less than technologically adept, this mysterious page list is a total deal-breaker. Sad.

    #1017335

    macmanx
    Staff

    Instead of having a menu with all of your pages up front, try adding some structure to it (or removing unnecessary pages) with a Custom Menu: http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    #1017336

    I do not have the settings option when I am logged in. I tried deleting my cookies and rebooting my pc but the problem is still there. What can I do?

    #1017337

    timethief
    Member

    @kimberlylrobinson
    You post is off-topic in this thread. Please click this link and start your own thread > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/?new=1

    Also note that you must be logged in under the username account that registered the blog in question to have full Admin access to any blog.

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