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Menu font and sizing

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  • #11811

    I am trying to get the font for the menu larger as well as using a different font. I have tried putting the css into the child theme custom.css file as well as in the theme options custom css. Perhaps I have the wrong set of code? I changed the font family and size. I am using the classic blue menu.

    This is what I put in:

    #main-menu .classic-black .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-blue .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-brown .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-dark_purple .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-dark .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-green .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-light_blue .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-light .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-navy .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-orange .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-pink .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-purple .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-red .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-slate .menu a,
    #main-menu .classic-teal .menu a {
    	display: block;
    	font-family: "Palatino Linotype", "Book Antiqua", Palatino, serif;
    	font-size: 14px;
    	letter-spacing: 3px;
    	line-height: 100%;
    	padding: 22px 15px 19px 15px;
    	text-decoration: none;
    	text-transform: uppercase;
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  • #11813
    Jason Bobich


    What version of Alyeska are you using?


    3.0.2 and I’m using the child theme

    Jason Bobich

    For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

    From using our inspector, we can click on the anchor tag of the menu and see what’s effecting it.

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    So, we end up with a selector like this we can utilize in our overriding CSS:

    #main-menu .sf-menu li a {
        font-family: "Palatino Linotype", "Book Antiqua", Palatino, serif;
        font-size: 14px;

    Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.


    Thanks so much! Stellar help as usual! I got the menu size and font to change to what I was wanting thank you again.

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