UberMenu WordPress Mega Menu Plugin

10 days ago I spoke about how I integrated the new WordPress menu system into the WP Mods design as the navbar was previously hard coded. Introduced in WordPress 3, the WordPress nav menu allows you to easily create menus for your website.

The WP Mods theme was already styled for drop down menus however I was looking for something more stylish. Thankfully I found the perfect plugin that did exactly what I wanted. Retailing at only $14, the UberMenu from Seven Spark is the self-declared ‘WordPress Mega Menu Plugin’.

The plugin gives you complete control over your navigation menu. You can easily add icons and thumbnails to links, create multi column drop down menus and even add maps, contact forms and galleries to your menus.

If you don’t want to place a search box in your sidebar, you can place it in your navbar using UberMenu.

UberMenu WordPress Plugin

UberMenu works with your existing WordPress 3 menu system. The plugin simply lets you style your menu more easily. It includes a host of different settings that let you change how the menu operates. For example, you can set drop down links to appear when you hover or when you click on the parent link. Descriptions can also be added to your links.

21 style presets are included with the plugin so you are sure to find a design that suits your current theme. If you are looking for something a little different you can either modify the custom preset or use the plugins fantastic style generator. The generator lets you easily define the colour scheme of your menu.

UberMenu Style Generator

I am using the UberMenu style generator to define the drop down menu colour scheme and hover colours on WP Mods. Once I defined my colours, I simply had to arrange the pages in my menu in the order I wanted.

WP Mods Navbar Menu

This created the following:

WP Mods Navbar

Although creating a simple menu using UberMenu is straight forward, to create more complicated menus requires a little knowledge of CSS. You will be pleased to know that there is an extensive help guide which walks you through how to add columns, widgets and pictures to your menu.

I only added UberMenu this week so I am still getting to grips with what you can do with the plugin though I am planning on adding icons to drop down links and using the column option.

If you are looking to extend the functionality of your WordPress menus, I recommend checking UberMenu out. You won’t be disappointed :)

Kevin

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  • Hello Kevin, I’m Juan from Miami Florida and enjoyed reading your post – does ubermenu work with any theme ? It seems as though I’m having trouble making it look nice –

    Jcolome

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  • Kevin Muldoon (Admin)

    It will work with any theme that is set up to use the WordPress menu system.

    I had some trouble styling it at first as my styling was conflicting with the plugins styling. There is some good documentation with the plugin that helps you with customising the design. I recommend trying it out in a test area first before applying it to a live site so that you can get everything working ok first.

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  • Exactly! and thanks for the quick reply – only issue is that I don’t know squat about css or styling. I have several WP installations and will attempt to try your suggestions.

    Thanks again :-)

    Juan Colome

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  • Kevin Muldoon (Admin)

    You may struggle customising it a little if you have never used CSS though the custom style generator is very useful. You could always email the owner and ask for advice before you buy (not sure if you already have). :)

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  • I purchased last week and this is the message I get within my Geo-Places theme:

    The current theme does not natively support menus, but you can use the âہ“Custom Menuâ€Â widget to add any menus you create here to the themeâ€â„¢s sidebar.

    It works fine, only problem is it looks crappy :-(

    see here: http://yupitown.com/

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  • Kevin Muldoon (Admin)

    If your theme does not support WordPress menus then you may have to add it yourself. I wrote an article about this a few months ago entitled ‘How To Add A Navigation Menu To Your WordPress Theme‘. You may find that useful.

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  • Thats a great post :)

    i got the similar info in http://www.7tech.co.in/wordpress/how-to-add-a-wordpress-drop-down-menu-to-your-wordpress-theme/ too which is also good ;)

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