Change the Background Color/Text Color of the 3-Bar Menu dropdown


Note :This snippet works only with the Classical style option. The Classical style option can be enabled in Appearance > Customize > Advanced > Theme Style. More about the theme style option here


Last Reviewed: 2-Apr-15 (3.3.13) 3.1.* 3.2.* 3.3.*

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2 thoughts on “Change the Background Color/Text Color of the 3-Bar Menu dropdown

  • Rob Holland

    Hi, I am trying to make the 3-bar menu dropdown have different colors than the regular menu (preferably, I’d like to change my link colors as they are currently white and blend into the white background). I have noticed here and elsewhere that everyone says to use “.nav-collapse .nav” coding to do this. However, with every code snippet I’ve tried, including the one above, it modifies both the regular menu as well as the 3-bar menu dropdown. Has something changed within the Customizr framework where references to “.nav-collapse .nav” now affect all menus rather than just the 3-bar menu dropdown? Thank you for your help!

  • alexandrospiperakis

    Hello and thank you for your time. I m using your code but it seems that it doesn’t cover more than 1/4 of the bar that I want to. How can i change the width of it in order to fully cover that bar. To your own information the bar is now on default colour ( white) can you help me fix it? I am brand new to coding html.

    I appreciate your time and patience.

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