Using Menu_Manager on zpBootstrap

I'm testing using the Menu_Manager plugin on zpBootstrap theme. It is supposed to work without any mods to the code. Has anyone used these feature on Bootstrap? I don't get any new menu. The stock menu disappears, but the custom menu does not show up.

From zpBootstrap options.

"Check this if you want to use the "menu_manager" plugin if enabled to use a custom menu instead of the standard one.
Note: A custom menu named "zpBootstrap" is used automatically. You can change this custom menu in "menu" tab."


  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2023

    You are using the version from The official one is not fully ZP 1.6 compatible.

    Did you check that the menu is really there and correctly named? Did you check the theme option to use it?

  • fretzl Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2023

    It's a bit confusing.
    The menu looks exactly the same with or without the Use custom menu option checked and with or without the menu_manager plugin enabled.

    When you have enabled the menu_manager plugin you'll see a new tab Menu on the backend.
    Click the tab and you should see the Menu Manager page where you should find a menu called zpBootstrap.
    You can now change that specific menu the way you want (it should be self-explanatory).
    The last thing to do to get your modified menu working on the frontend is to check the Use custom menu theme option.

  • Thanks Fretzl. I have employed all the correct settings as you suggest. But no menu appears (no menu at all). I am running this locally with no mods to the Bootstrap theme.

    I am using the latest zpBootrap vers., and 1.6.1a, on my local install. So maybe zpBootrap is not compatible.

    I am curious to learn if anyone has successfully used the Menu_manager on bootstrap?, with these vers.

    Unfortunately zpBootstrap appears to be abandoned by Vincent, and I have 24 years of images devoted to using this theme.

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2023

    As noted above already - also a note our site's entry for the theme - we have forked the theme and at least fixed the compatibility issue as far as we knew of them. Please try that version.

  • tplowe56 Member
    edited July 2023

    I am using the forked theme. And I have also tested on Zenpage theme. All files are, as written, no mods. It works on Zenpage, but there is no option for zpBootstrap in the drop down at menu_manager.

    The switch in the zpBootstrap theme options to use menu-manager, should add that option on menu-manager? Correct?

    The header file in Bootstrap contains:

    <?php if ((extensionEnabled('menu_manager')) &&(getThemeOption('zpB_custom_menu'))) { ?><?php printCustomMenu('zpBootstrap', 'list-top', '', 'active'); ?><?php } else{ ?>

    But still does not show the menu.

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2023

    but there is no option for zpBootstrap in the drop down at menu_manager.

    That means simply no menu named "zpBoostrap" exists and you need to create it and add menu items to it yourself. Probably Vincent choose not to create a default menu like Zenpage since the point is a custom menu in the first place.

  • Yes.......I created a number of custom menus, and then chose in drop down, with no effect.

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2023

    Just to check again:

    • menu_manager is enabled
    • menu "zpBootstrap" exists with items
    • zpBootstrap theme option to use the menu_manager is enabled

    Correct? Can't check the theme myself right now but will try tomorrow.

    Also please check the logs for any related error or notice.

  • Ok....that works. Documentation should be more clear, that admin needs to create an exactly named menu "zpBootstrap", to use menu manager in a specific corresponding theme.

    Also.... the difference between creating a "New Menu" and "Add Menu Items". The "New Menu" needs to be exact to use on a theme.

    Sorry for the confusion.

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2023

    Great we could solve it. It was actually always that way and is the standard way. Even is in the Zenpage theme. It has a slot for a menu named "zenpage" and no other one menu will work. The only difference is that the zenpage theme creates a default menu when you enable the theme.

  • fretzl Administrator, Developer

    My bad @tplowe56. I already did have a menu called zpBootstrap from long ago so I didn't notice that the current version has a bug and will not create that menu automatically.
    Working on it ;-)

  • fretzl Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2023

    @tplowe56: the bug was in the menu_manager plugin itself. Fix is in the development build 1.6.1a

  • Thanks!

    Another question on using mneu_manager plugin.
    Since the zpBootrap theme employs a menu bar rather than a sidebar as garland and zenpage use. Is it possible or are there plans to create a hierarchical menu that drops down, providing for more links.

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    Certainly that is possible. It would be up to the theme to provide such a menu styling.

    Since the actual future of the theme is unclear we don't know if that is planned. We only fix compatiblity issues.

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