Make Slide-in Menu Top Level Items into Links

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The Divi theme's Slide-In Menu displays menu links in a vertical bar which is revealed when you click the menu button. When opened, it displays a list of top level (parent) menu items. Normally, clicking on one of these menu items takes you to the linked page. However, If a top menu item has submenu items (children) then clicking on the parent link will instead expand the list of children items. This means clicking on the parent no longer takes you to the linked page. Here's how to fix that.

Making Slide-In Parent Links Clickable with jQuery

The following jQuery code changes the behavior of the Divi slide-in menu such that only the "down arrow" toggle button will open the list of child links. Clicking on the text (or background area) of a parent link, whether it has children or not, will take you to the linked page.

<script>
jQuery(function($){
	setTimeout(
		function(){
			$('#mobile_menu_slide a').click(
				function(e) { 
					if (e.target.nodeName === 'A') {
						e.stopImmediatePropagation(); 
					}
				}
			);
		}, 
		100
	);
});
</script>

You can paste this, for example, into the "Divi > Theme Options > Integration > Add Code to the Head of your Blog" box.

8 Comments

  1. hi! it's works well for me but when i'm on a parent page (active link) their child page doesnt show, thje toggle kind of leave ! Do you know how to fix it?

    Reply
    • Hey Marjorie, hopefully I'm understanding correctly what you need… I've just put up a post explaining how to make the slide-in menu open the submenu for the current page. If you're on either the parent page OR the child page, it should open the corresponding submenu. I hope that helps, but let me know if it's not what you need. Thanks!

      Reply
    • Hey Nito, I can see that site has a slide-in menu on mobile, and the top level items in it are clickable links (i.e. clicking on "JÓVENES LECTORES" and "INFANTIL" takes you to the corresponding pages). The instructions in this post should allow you achieve the same linking effect using the Divi slide-in menu. If that's not working for you, are you able to send a link to the site you're working on so that I can take a look? Or if you want to copy some other aspect of the Mr Books site, please let me know which one(s) and I'll try to help out. Cheers!

      Reply
  2. Dan, isn't working in my phone is still "down arrow"

    Reply
    • Hey Spah, if you haven't already, try clearing your phone's browser cache. Note that the code should make it so that text of top level items can be a clickable link, rather than just opening the submenu. In this case, the down arrow will still be visible and can be used to open the submenu. I just tried this out on my test site and it's still working for me with the latest version of Divi. If the cache clearing doesn't work, are you able to send me a link to the site you're working on so that I can take a look for you? Thanks!

      Reply
  3. I kinda love ya for this… Thanks

    Reply
    • Ha ha! You’re welcome, Brian :)

      Reply

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