Mobile Menu Display Mode

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Control Panel > Configuration > Responsive & Mobile > Mobile Menu Display

UberMenu provides two mobile display modes, which control the positioning and display of the menu when in its mobile layout (below the responsive breakpoint).

Inline Mode

By default, UberMenu will display inline on mobile.

That is, when you click the responsive toggle button, the menu will be revealed in its natural location within the theme’s layout, pushing content below it down (unless the theme is positioning it absolutely or fixed).

The menu is just another element in the layout, it is simply revealed inline. You can scroll and interact with the site, leaving the menu open while doing so if desired.

Modal Mode

In Modal mode, the toggle will remain inline, but when the menu is toggled open, it will display as a full screen modal overlay. The user must interact with the menu – either selecting a link or tapping to close the window – before proceeding.

Generally, when in Modal mode, it makes sense to set the Mobile Submenu Type to Accordion for best results.

In addition, the modal menu has settings for custom header and footer content, which can contain HTML and/or shortcodes. The header shown above is just custom HTML for an image and button.

You can also set the background of the overlay, which is important if your menu is transparent on desktop.

If you’d like to create a similar header, here’s the markup used

  <img src="/path-to-your-image.jpg" alt="logo">
  <a href="" class="button-mobile">Get UberMenu</a>

and the CSS used to style it:

.ubermenu.ubermenu-main .ubermenu-mobile-header > div {
    display: flex;
.ubermenu.ubermenu-main .ubermenu-mobile-header img {
    padding: 20px;
    width: 100px
.ubermenu.ubermenu-main .ubermenu-mobile-header .button-mobile{
    padding:.7em .8em;

which can be added in your CSS Tweaks setting.

To add a custom close button in your header or footer, you can use the [ubermenu_mobile_close_button] shortcode

Shortcode Attributes

classesCSS classes to apply to the button element. Will be appended to the existing ubermenu-mobile-close-button class


The content appears between the opening and closing shortcode tags and will be the content of the button.

The content will default to the × glyph if no content is provided.



[ubermenu_mobile_close_button classes="my-button"]Click Me[/ubermenu_mobile_close_button]


<button class="ubermenu-mobile-close-button my-button">Click Me</button>

Inline vs Modal Tips

Sticky Header scenario

If your theme has a sticky header, the Inline option will likely cause problems as the sticky header will prevent it from scrolling. Switching to the Modal option bypasses the sticky header issue.

Partial-width theme layout scenario

Most themes will wrap the menu in a full width block on mobile, but some themes will place it in a smaller column. In those cases, the Inline menu will be forced to be squeezed into that column. Switching to the Modal option avoids the need to rework the theme layout or move the menu.

Mobile Menu Theme Residual Styling

If your theme interferes with the menu on mobile due to its CSS styles, switching to the Modal mode may help – this is because in Modal mode, the menu is moved out of the header and into the footer when toggled open, which in most cases will prevent interfering styles from the theme from applying.