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Advanced Megamenu Dropdown

We built our simple Megamenu in previous section. We are now going to build a little complex mega menu using Visual Composer.

Revisiting Test Megamenu Item Static Block

  • Navigate to Static Content > Static Blocks.
  • It should display the "Test Megamenu Item" that we created from previous section.
  • Click on edit and you should see an existing text block.
  • Delete the text edit block by hovering over the block and clicking on the button which has the trash icon.

A complex Megamenu Item

1. The Grid

  • Our Complex Megamenu item will now have 4 columns.
  • On the top-right of each row, you will find a grid icon, next to the move icon.
  • Click on the grid icon and it will expand to various grid option available.
  • We will select a predefined grid which is 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4.

  • Once you click on the predefined grid layout it will look like this :

2. Populating the Grid

  • Visual Composer comes with lot of elements that can be added to the Grid.
  • Column 1 - Click on the Add button. It should popup Add Element button. Let us add WP Custom Menu widget under Wordpress Widgets. I have already created a menu (via Appearance > Menus).
    • Widget Title : Categories
    • Menu : Main Menu ( name of the menu created already)
  • Column 2 - Click on the Add button again and choose Video Player under Content.
  • Column 3 : Click on Add button and add Text Block under Content. Edit the text block and add this code :

    <h3>Find it Fast</h3>
      <li><a href="#">Accessories</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Cameras &amp; Photography</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Clothing</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Gadgets</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Laptops &amp; Computers</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Music</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Posters</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Smart Phones &amp; Tablets</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">TV &amp; Audio</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Video Games &amp; Consoles </a></li>
  • Column 4 : Click on Add button and add WP Calendar Widget under Wordpress Widgets Menu.

3. How does the Grid look after populating ?

Click on Publish button and view the output.

4. The Output

5. Making the megamenu dropdown full-width

The megamenu now looks advanced and neat. What if we want the megamenu to be full width ? It is easy.

  1. Go back to Appearance > Menus .
  2. Click on the caret on the top-right of menu item that contains the megamenu subitem to expand it.
  3. In the CSS Classes text box, enter yamm-fw. This will make the subitem extend to full width of the container.
  4. If the CSS Classes field is not visible. Click on Screen Options on the top-right corner of the screen and check on CSS Classess under Show advanced menu properties.
  5. Click on Save Menu.

6. Megamenu Full-width