no frills layout, editable menu required

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I like the no frills layout but need to use an editable sub menu, any options? Its a vertical menu that I require, Thanks
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Hello irishshogun,

A solution for this is to use Squeaky Clean which is the equivalent horizontal menu of this open style. You simply move all the pages out of the default menu.

Set it up as a three column layout and create a manual menu in the left hand column. You can adjust the column widths to suit your purpose.

The reason to select this style is that it is very difficult to remove the space reserved for a menu and the horizontal menu of Squeaky Clean is way up the top and almost out of harms way and probably won't have a negative impact on your customised layout. If you used No Frills on the other hand, you would lose a lot of real estate by not using the in-house menu as you wouldn't be able to use the space reserved for this.
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Thanks a lot Gop, I'm going to give that a go now, I appreciate your help in this, I'll let you know how it goes.
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There would be nothing preventing you using the upper horizontal menu as your main menu then customise the sub-menus as a vertical array.
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Other than my inability to do that! Is there a tutorial I could follow? Thanks
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Hi,

There's a tutorial for showing how to create custom sub-pages

Custom sub-menus are really a variation of this where you create your sub-menu as a list and then link these sub-pages to the list content one by one.

So for your need you would create the sub-menu in the first column and add this list of sub-menu items to the relevant pages. This would need to be done on a page by page basis. having said that if you have a menu main page of say "content A" and the sub-menus are "sub-1, sub-2 etc" you could create the first page and save it as for example "sub-menu A proforma". for the sp[ecific sub-menu pages within this grouping then you would open "sub-men A proforma" customise it and then "save as.." the specific page name. This just reduces the duplication of the layout and can be used for all sub-menus within the group.

If you need further help with this, please let me know.

Gop.
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Thanks Gop, can you tell me how to get rid of the underline that occurs when the word becomes a link? Thanks
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Try this:

Paste the following snippet into an HTML widget preferably at the top of your page.

<style type="text/css">
a{
text-decoration:none;
}
</style>


This basically instructs the page not to use any decorative effects on active links. It shouldn't affect any other aspect like visited links etc.

If you need more let me know.
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Hi Gop, tried that, in a few different spots and pages but no joy,, thanks for the code though.
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This one should force the issue(?) as there may be another code over-riding somewhere. !important sets a precedence irrespective of the order that it comes in on the page.

<style type="text/css">
a{
text-decoration:none !important;
}
</style>
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Clear your browser cache after re-publishing to clear anything that may have been set.
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Sucess!! Thanks Gop, That did the job perfectly
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