Slick slide menu problems in VC

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  • #8956

    splash99
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    Purchased the Slick Slide Menu VC addon (V 1.07) via Code Canyon Thursday but having some issues. Plugin installed ok and the addon is available in Visual Composer as an element.

    In VC frontend I can add a menu as an element and set it up. However, I cannot subsequently edit it in VC frontend editor. I can add VC elements (images, text blocks etc) to the menu but for the menu itself the usual edit facility is not available.

    I can however edit the Slick menu options in VC Backend editor.

    Also, when adding a new menu to a VC page, either in the VC frontend or backend editors, I cannot change the background colours of either the menu or the transparent overlay. Every menu I’ve tried has a blue/green BG. There is no option for setting background colours in any of the 4 tabs (Settings>Icon>Design Options>General).

    I have a new Slick Slide menu Options in the WP dashboard. Using this I can set background and content colours etc but whatever is set here is not reflected in any new menu added in VC. Is this only for site-wide menus?

    I had assumed I would be able to simply add a menu to any existing page designed in VC and have the normal full range of options within VC? Am I missing something here or is the behaviour I’m seeing not correct?

    NB: VC is installed bundled with my theme (uDesign) but is still the full license (and current version). Does Slick Slide Menu work only with licenses purchased direct from VC?

    This is a potentially nice addon but no use unless I can resolve the issues above. Please advise. Thanks.

    PS: I also can’t see any option to adjust the width of the left or right menu panel. Is this feature not available? I would have thought that the ability to set the menu width as a percentage of page width would be good to have.

  • #8957

    Support Team
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    Post count: 446

    Hi Thanks for your purchases! This plugin works with every licensed standalone VC or bundled with theme.

    Plugin uses default WP color picker and you can use only one bg color at this time and if you want to use different colors, you need to tweak / inject by css or code.

    You don’t need to edit anything in frontend editor and you just need to edit all options from the backend editor.

    There are two options you can edit settings:

    1. By per page
    2. General options

    1. Per page: you can set any menu for per page
    2. If you tick and save “Do you want to activate slidck side menu site wide?” setting slick side will be appears side wide.

    Can you share your sample page and what you need basically? We can assist better to you quickly.

    Regards
    Jany J.

  • #8969

    splash99
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    Hi, thanks for your response. Sorry for the delay, have been away but now need to look again at this.

    Sorry, but I’m not following your reply. Are you saying that only the default BG color (#67b5d1) can be used for all menus? Or that this color can be changed but only via coding? If so doesn’t that mean the plugin is not really fully compatible with VC? The whole intent of VC is to create custom layouts without the need for coding. The ability to change colors within VC is a pretty basic feature.

    In fact, your own documentation shows a typical VC BG color picker in the ‘Settings’ tab of your screenshots. This appears to be a feature of an older version of the plugin. The current version no longer has that BG color picker.

    However, if you are saying that only one BG color can be used but that this color can be changed from the default #67b5d1 then I can live with that. What I can’t see is how a different color is selected. I can create a BG color in the plugin settings but it does not reflect in a Slick Menu element added to a single VC page.

    How do you make the functions set in the plugins ‘settings’ override that default #67b5d1 BG color? Do the settings need to be called with an extra class? Or does the style CSS file itself have to be edited? Or, do I need to create a VC template with a Slick Slide Menu to do this?

    Now that I have a bit more time I’ll experiment further to see if I can figure this out but if you can provide clear advice on how to do what I’m after (see below) that would be helpful.

    Unfortunately the site is in early development so I can’t give you access or a sample page but what I’m trying to achieve is:-

    1) I do not want to use a Slick Slide Menu site wide;

    2) I want to add slide menus to a range of different pages created in VC. These menus would then be populated with VC elements/links that are slightly different for each page;

    3) Ideally, each of these ‘page’ menus could also have a different BG color set individually but this is not vital – a single BG color for all page menus would be ok, but they cannot be that default #67b5d1 color. So the most important thing I need to know is exactly HOW I set a different BG color on a page menu.

    It’s clearly possible to do this because your own demo shows a similar presentation. Unfortunately your documentation does not provide much in the way of explanation of how it’s achieved. I suspect a lot of people who might be interested in this plugin are like me – not especially knowledgeable about coding or css (we probably wouldn’t be using VC if we were) and need a bit more in the way of clear documentation.

    Please let me know if what I’m after is possible and if you can assist. If the plugin is not capable of this, fair enough, but I’ll have to look for another solution.

    Thanks for your help.

    Regards

  • #8977

    Support Team
    Keymaster
    Post count: 446

    First of all you need to set plugin general settings under the settings menu. After that you can use it as you needs. I hope these are clear.

  • #8991

    tc33
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    Post count: 2

    Clear as mud. I’m with spash99 on this. I just purchased, and the documentation is incomplete, and the inability to easily control the background color is just poor.

    While I appreciate the fact that this is a VC plugin, it’s really missing the mark.

    If you are using specifically in VC on a page (not sitewide), sitewide controls have no affect on anything. Additionally, there is no ability in the VC plugin options to control colors at all.

    The fact that you need to use your own css to do this is a major oversight on your part.

  • #8992

    tc33
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    Post count: 2

    Here’s the problem. You’ve got this hardcoded in your stylesheet for Slick Side menu in vc_slidemenustyle.css

    /* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
      SLIDE AND PUSH MENUS COMPONENT
      
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- */
    /**
     * Menu overview.
     */
    .c-menu {
      position: fixed;
      z-index: 999999;
      background-color: #67b5d1;
      -webkit-transition: -webkit-transform 0.3s;
              transition: transform 0.3s;
    }
    
  • #8993

    Support Team
    Keymaster
    Post count: 446

    Hey there, if you know how to use visual composer, you don’t need extended documentation more than included one.

    Also you don’t need to edit default css. You’ll be allow to edit options under the settings.

    I hope those are clear.

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