1. This website uses cookies to improve service and provide a tailored user experience. By using this site, you agree to this use. See our Cookie Policy.
    Dismiss Notice

[WP Help Needed] Can't Create Menu

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Holzr, May 21, 2020.

Tags:
  1. Holzr

    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating Cookies
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    Hi all,

    Not much luck searching on Google. I'm unable to create a menu on WP, either through customize or through appearance->menu. I've tried disabling plugins (all but elementor and elementor pro). Anyone run into this before? Hoping it's an easy fix, otherwise will probs. need to reinstall WP idk. WP/Web dev. isn't my strong point :)

    Appreciate the help.
     
  2. BBulldog

    BBulldog Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    536
    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    Have you tried switching to the default theme and then trying it? What happens when you try to create it?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Th3 Canadian 3h

    Th3 Canadian 3h Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    341
    Occupation:
    Business Consultant
    Location:
    Canada
    There are a few click boxes at the bottom of the menu setup they will place the menu where you want it to go some of them don't have this setup and it needs to be done manually
     
  4. Holzr

    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating Cookies
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    Current theme is the stock 2017 theme atm. You think it's worth trying to switch to 2020? I'm worried about design/formatting. I guess I could export everything as elementor templates and add into new theme if it works. I build everything using Elementor Pro.

    Here's a screenshot of menu settings. Entering new menu name and clicking create menu does nothing, local site menu issues.png
     
  5. zippyants

    zippyants Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    95
    Try in a different browser?
     
  6. Holzr

    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating Cookies
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    Just tried incog. and Firefox no luck unfortunately.
     
  7. zippyants

    zippyants Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    95
    OK - so defo ALL plugins been deactivated to test??
     
  8. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    3,376
    Likes Received:
    4,279
    Occupation:
    Internet.
    Location:
    Internet.
    Home Page:
    As other people have said, you have to switch themes and try that, that's the only thing it could be, if yu haven't made any other changes.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Holzr

    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating Cookies
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    I've deactivated everything but Elementor/Pro. I don't want to lose progress. I'll create a backup and save page templates first then try disabling.
     
  10. Dr. Reddit

    Dr. Reddit Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    141
    Gender:
    Male
    Did you write a menu name first and then click create menu? That should work. As per the screenshot everything looks normal to me.
     
  11. zippyants

    zippyants Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    95
    As others have said (and having tried to disable plugins and flush cache) and going off you image, theme you’re using doesn’t have any defined menu areas and changing theme (temporally) may have to be the way.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. Mr Positive

    Mr Positive Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2018
    Messages:
    5,636
    Likes Received:
    2,731
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    If you need an extensive review I’m your guy.
    Location:
    I Post Reviews under 12 Hours
    Home Page:
    Try using wp bakery it’s easier and should work
     
  13. Holzr

    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating Cookies
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    Changed theme, no change, will disable all plugins and activate one by one next.
     
  14. Holzr

    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating Cookies
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    Just disabled everything and changed theme even tried in new browser. Still issues. I've got pages saved as templates so I'll probs create fresh WP install and start over.
     
  15. Veil123

    Veil123 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    1,703
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Artificial Intelligence
    Location:
    Macedonia
    Home Page:
    Do you want a hand over TeamViewer/AnyDesk? If so, send me a PM.
     
  16. Holzr

    Holzr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Eating Cookies
    Location:
    UK
    Home Page:
    Thanks for the offer, everything is saved with templates so I think I'll do a fresh install as that won't take too long. It's a small local lead gen site so only a few pages luckily.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  17. greydingo

    greydingo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    You could set WP_DEBUG to true in your wp-config.php.

    Then there would be a possibility you could get an error message to find out what is wrong.
     
  18. Stackz

    Stackz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,834
    Likes Received:
    2,457
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Posting GIFs
    Location:
    Lounge
    Sometimes this weird shit works: Change your PHP version.

    Do you have any cache/"speed" plugins installed?
     
  19. greydingo

    greydingo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Yeah I suppose if he was running a new version of wordpress on an old version of php that could cause issues.
     
  20. seotechlab

    seotechlab Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Internet
    first of all try to uninstall theme second one is try with new wp