Venture Theme: Get the drop-down menus in the demos?

Mo_Kargas
Tourist
4 0 3

Hey all

In the Venture demo, we have these lovely image mega nav drop downs - see here: https://themes.shopify.com/themes/venture/styles/outdoors/preview. Looking at the slugs for these drop-downs, it looks like the collections are nested. I can't find a way in Shopify to arrange that structure, or display those drop-downs.

However, I can nest navigation menus. See this example: https://imgur.com/a/BbQqA

In this example, Men's is a hash link, with the Tees collection menu-link as a child, however this doesn't render any products in the menu and doesn't replicate the same structure as the demo.

The Venture theme documentation also doesn't cover this. Can anyone tell me how to arrange this?

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Mo_Kargas
Tourist
4 0 3

After a bit more play, I figured this out.

 

The top level navigation link must also link to a Collection, called Mens for Venture to pick up and display the products appropriately in the menu. That's because there's a check for a collection link type in the code - it can't be a hash link

skrumpe
Tourist
5 0 0

Huh, I am clueless... been working on trying to figure this out for two days now... if you are still on here, I'd love some more help.


@Mo_Kargas wrote:

After a bit more play, I figured this out.

 

The top level navigation link must also link to a Collection, called Mens for Venture to pick up and display the products appropriately in the menu. That's because there's a check for a collection link type in the code - it can't be a hash link


 

GabrielWebber
New Member
1 0 0
DouglasCL
Excursionist
18 1 6

Hi!

 

Can you elaborate on how you linked to a colletion?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

DouglasCL
Excursionist
18 1 6

@Mo_Kargas wrote:

After a bit more play, I figured this out.

 

The top level navigation link must also link to a Collection, called Mens for Venture to pick up and display the products appropriately in the menu. That's because there's a check for a collection link type in the code - it can't be a hash link


Hi! Can you elaborate on how you linked to a Collection, step by step?

Thank you in advance!

Tmac
Shopify Partner
13 0 4

@DouglasCL 

You need to link your nested dropdown to a collection or product to display

i.e
Nested MenuNested MenuEdit nested menu linkEdit nested menu link
 

MalloneeMedia
Excursionist
11 0 7

You must have your "Main Menu" item linked to a collection for the Mega Nav to show up.From you 

From you Online Store menu go to Navigation

Click you menu (usually "Main menu")

Click edit on the menu item you want to have a mega nav

Click "Link", choose a collection to link to 

Click "Apply Settings"

Click "Save Menu"

Now go to your site and you should have a Mega Nav!

beaux5452
New Member
2 0 0

I did exactly that and when i go to my header menu it still doesn't drop down. I can still only click the main link and it will take me to the collection/s that I linked it to. No dropdown.

Heavenlyterp
New Member
1 0 0

Same here. I'm really frustrated because I need a drop down menu and it's not allowing it. I've tried every single YouTube video and I'm really considering having to redo my entire website:/