New navigation menu in version 1.4 – a heads up

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    Syahir Hakim


    Version 1.4 has just been released and is available from the theme repository.

    There has been substantial changes in the theme’s navigation menus, so before anyone come in here screaming because their menus look wacko, I thought I’d write this heads up.

    The new primary menu now supports description for each menu item in the top level menu (i.e. not the dropdowns). Unfortunately, the description field in the WP Admin > Appearance > Menus screen isn’t available by default. Couple that by the fact that WordPress automatically assigns the excerpt as the description, each of your menu item now will have a long description underneath.

    This is of course undesirable. The description in the theme was meant to be just a few words. See the demo site on how the menu is intended to look like.

    To set up your own custom description for each menu item, simple click on the “Screen Options” at the top right of the WP Amin > Appearance > Menus screen, and tick on “Description”. Once you’ve done this, each menu item now will have a “Description” field which you can edit. If you don’t want the description to be displayed at all, just simply delete the descriptions for all top-level menu items of your primary menu.

    Note that you will need to concern yourself only with the top-level menu item of the primary menu, as only these will show the description. All other menu items (dropdown menu items, secondary menu, and footer menu) will not show up any description.

    See screenshots below for visual clarification.

    UPDATE: As of version 1.4.1, menu item that has description longer than 50 characters will not be shown. This should also prevent the undesired long excerpt that WordPress automatically assigned to menu items as their description from being displayed.

    UPDATE 2: As of version 1.5, there’s an option to completely disable the menu description in Graphene Options > Display > Navigation Menu Display Options > Disable description in Header Menu.



    How the new navigation menu is intended to look like:




    That’s awesome, i love what your doing with the theme



    I llike the new version.

    Perhaps it is good to say also in this thread, that it is possible do only use the second bar with the code

    display: none;

    in the Custom CSS.

    And your Print Stylesheet Demo (this page links it) isn’t on the server:


    Syahir Hakim


    Tigeryoshi, thanks for the notice on the missing print stylesheet demo file. I’ve corrected it! 🙂




    Thanks for the latest update, but our menus have gone wako…

    I’ve followed the above instructions to get rid of the descriptions, but the drop down elements to the menus appear to be far too thin for some reason. I can’t find an option to change the width of them anywhere so if anyone could point me in the right direction I would very much appreciate is. Site is

    Thanks in advance,




    I’ve found the option to change the width, but when I try to change it I get the following message:

    Warning: Missing argument 2 for wp_kses(), called in /websites/123reg/LinuxPackage21/fr/ee/be/ on line 294 and defined in /websites/123reg/LinuxPackage21/fr/ee/be/ on line 502

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /websites/123reg/LinuxPackage21/fr/ee/be/ in /websites/123reg/LinuxPackage21/fr/ee/be/ on line 934

    But despite the above error message it recognises the new value so I think it’s fine.

    Thanks anyway,




    I also had a line 934 problem (when I tested the alpha).

    Try to delete ALL Theme-Data on your Server, download again the theme from, then upload and configure it anew (in your wordpress-backend).



    For some reason the screen options do not expand under the wordpress menu options. I tried in Firefox, IE, and Chrome. My menus are “amuck” and I can’t fix them without getting to these options. Any ideas?



    Hello, the new Update is great. How can I change the Highlight color in the Menu (selected Page is white/grey.) Sorry for Google translation 😉


    I also had a line 934 problem (when I tested the alpha).

    Try to delete ALL Theme-Data on your Server, download again the theme from, then upload and configure it anew (in your wordpress-backend).

    Sorry, I didn’t test it again. This is false in this version. I think it is a failure off the theme.

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