Navigational menu dropdown arrow formatting issue

  • southxwest


    First off, thanks a ton for developing and maintaining this awesome wordpress theme. I’ve used a few and this has by far the best options, customizations and out of the box features.

    One small problem developed after I did the 1.4 update though. My menus picked up some down-turned arrows when they had child pages within them. I like the look of these arrows on the demo page, however in my page they are smashed into the titles of the menus and looks kind of funky. I tried changing to custom menus but that did not help the issue. Is this a spacing issue in the CSS? Thanks in advance for the help.

    The page can be viewed here…



    Syahir Hakim


    Looks like you customised the menu through a child theme in previous versions. Version 1.4 featured a complete rewrite of the navigation menu function, so the old customisations for the menu will not work anymore.

    Just remove the customisations for menu in your child theme, and it should be fine.



    After quite a bit of messing around I replaced my child theme style.css sheet with the 1.4 version and got my menus back to normal. I don’t recall customizing them previously but I guess I did. They are still a little funky but I can massage them from here.

    Thanks for the help Syahir and keep up the good work!



    I have the same issue… Is there any way to disable the arrows? The version upgrade offers many wonderful new features but I think the old menu style works better for me. Thanks for all of your hard work!


    Syahir Hakim


    Insert in your child theme’s style.css or in Custom CSS option:

    #header-menu > > a {
    background: none;
    padding-left: 10px;

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