15 Dec 2017 at 16:49 #17132
#0 in nav menuResolved
Actually this pertains to more than just the Modern theme, but I notice you’re using #0 in the menu items that only have children and don’t actually link to a page. In your documentation it looks like you’re showing only # should be used but when I look at the theme demo I’m seeing #0 for those links. Maybe you could clarify what you’re doing there.15 Dec 2017 at 19:22 #17133
This is really nothing but dummy, blind links :) I started to use
#0some time ago instead of just
#as the zero link will not cause the page to jump up, unlike the later (the hash only). Actually, it doesn’t have to be
#0, it can be any
#textwhile there is no element with
id="text"on the page as that would mean the page would jump (scroll) to that element after clicking the link. And as there is no
id="0"element on any of my s pages, I simply use that one as a convenience ;)
The screenshots for megamenu in my themes documentations are a bit old. But still relevant, and really doesn’t really matter what blind link you use there – it’s your own preference.15 Dec 2017 at 20:42 #17137
I surely appreciate your explanation. I’ve been leaving the link field empty with my dummy links, which of course recently I found is a problem for accessibility because you can’t tab to the link.
I did some searching and it appears using the # is what other folks do, but I like your addition of the 0. I’ll be using that going forward. Thank you!15 Dec 2017 at 21:45 #17138
Actually, I think that from accessibility point of view no blind link is OK. Ideally all links work and directs you to somewhere.
If you are using a megamenu, try to link the megamenu column title menu item to some page maybe. To a page, where you can use a “List child pages” page template if you are using a Reykjavik WordPress theme. Or you can simply put links to the child pages in the parent page content if you are using Modern theme (or use a page builder to create some interesting layout for that page).
Really, you have many options how to deal with this, but I really think that blind links are not ideal from accessibility point of view. I only use them on demo websites.15 Dec 2017 at 23:55 #17141
I’m sure you know more about what’s acceptable regarding accessibility than I do. At least using the #0 instead of leaving the link field empty like I’ve been doing, allows someone using a keyboard to navigate to the link. I didn’t even realize until I started working on making websites accessible that my child links were NOT accessible to someone using a keyboard.
But your “List child pages” template in Reykjavik is brilliant. What a wonderful solution. Thank you for being so thoughtful with your theme design.16 Dec 2017 at 00:03 #17142
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16 Dec 2017 at 13:59 #17144
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