Menu Item Settings & Configuration

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Each menu item can be configured individually in the Appearance > Menus Panel.

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Configuring Menu Item Settings

To access the Menu Item Settings, hover over the menu item you wish to configure. A button labeled Uber will appear.

Click the Uber button to open the Menu Item Settings Panel for that item.

The Menu Item Settings Panel

The Menu Item Settings Panel contains a variety of settings specific to that menu item, including its submenu.

Along the top, you’ll see the menu item’s name, ID (useful for CSS), and item type (Page), as well as the Save Menu Item button for this specific item. Click the × in the upper right or press escape on your keyboard to close the panel.

Along the left, you’ll see a list of tabs which organize the settings by group. The blue tab is highlighted, and you can click on each tab in succession to reveal its settings.

To the right of the tabs is the content panel for each tab, which contains the settings themselves. Note this panel is often scrollable. Setting each have a description and helpful hints which appear over certain items when hovered.

When a setting is changed, an alert box appears next to the save button, warning you that there are unsaved changes.

Hover over the status icon for details.

Save your changes by clicking the blue Save Menu Item Button. The changes will be saved via AJAX, and when the process is complete the status icon will turn green

Custom Defaults

Out of the box, the Menu Item Settings have defaults which are applied to each newly created menu item (some settings also inherit from their Control Panel counterparts).

Say you want to create a series of menu items with similar properties, which differ from the out of the box defaults. You can customize the defaults for future menu items to save yourself some time. Once you’ve configured an item with the defaults you want to use, hover over the gear icon to the left of the Save Menu Item button, and check the Set as Defaults box. Save your menu item, and its settings will become the defaults for any additional items you add (or any items which have not yet had their UberMenu settings saved).

Be careful to reset the defaults when you no longer need these custom defaults, as using your own custom defaults changes the default behavior and can lead to unexpected results.

Keep in mind that the defaults will be applied to any items whose UberMenu Menu Item Settings have not yet been saved. So the strategy for using this feature is this:

1. Create a menu item with the settings you want to use as defaults.

2. Check the “Set as defaults” option and save those menu item settings. Any items that haven’t had their UberMenu Menu Item Settings saved will now default to these options – so it could create a mess (temporarily)

3. Add any additional items that should also have these settings. They will inherit these defaults. Then Save the settings for these items to lock in those defaults.

It is important not to save the settings of any items that you don’t want to have inherit these defaults while you have your custom defaults in place.

4. Once you’re done adding the new items, click the “Reset Defaults” setting on any item and save to restore the original menu item defaults. Any items that haven’t had their settings saved will now inherit the original defaults again (cleaning up any “mess” from step 2)

5. In case you copied the custom defaults to items you didn’t intend to have those settings, just click the eraser to clear the settings for that item – it’ll wipe that item’s settings and revert in inheriting the current defaults.