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Hot Flashes Menu - WordPress Menu Slideshow

WordPress Menu SlideshowHot Flashes Menu combines slideshow of images with WordPress menu. Animations based on JavaScript libraries, such as jQuery are future of the web design. They will probably replace Flash based animations completely. Although this plugin looks like a Flash based animation, it's not based on Adobe Flash. Therefore, it works perfectly on all machines, even those that doesn't support flash (such as Apple mobile devices).

Menus are available in WordPress since version 3. They are basically collections of menu items (weblinks) that connects parts of your site or link to the external resources. More details about WordPress menus can be found on the WordPress Codex.

WordPress Menu Slideshow ParametersEach menu item from the first level has its slideshow image. Those images should be named as bg1.jpg, bg2.jpg, bg3.jpg, etc. The menu items from the first level are shown in a row that covers the images. The slideshow is divided into the several equal parts. The number of the parts is determined by the number of the published menu items from the first level.

The menu items from the second level are shown above their parent menu item from the first level. The active menu item is selected by default and their children are also shown. When user move the pointer over the another menu item (from the first level), the slideshow animation starts and shows the image for the selected menu item. The menu items of the second level also have the background images. Those images are PNG type (they can be transparent) and they should be named as sub1.png, sub2.png, sub3.png, etc.

The menu items from the third level are shown when user move the pointer over the menu item from the second level that has children. The third level menu items are shown in a pop-up balloon.

The menu used for the Hot Flashes Menu can have menu items that's maximum 3 levels deep.



Basic Options

  • SELECT MENU: Drop-down list shows all the menus available in your WordPress. Select one for the Hot Flashes Menu widget.
  • LOAD JQUERY: If your theme loads jQuery, disable it here to avoid conflicts.

Flashes Menu Options

WordPress Menu Structure

  • IMAGES FOLDER URL: Specify the folder where images for the slide show are stored (relative to WordPress root).
  • WIDTH: Width of the widget in pixels.
  • HEIGHT: Height of the widget in pixels.
  • ROOT ITEMS TOP OFFSET: Distance between the top margin of the widget and the row that shows menu items from the first level (in pixels).
  • ROOT ITEMS HEIGHT / TEXT COLOR / BG COLOR / TEXT HOVER COLOR / BG HOVER COLOR / FONT SIZE: Various settings for the row that shows menu items from the first level. Height and Font Size are in pixels. Colors are selected from the integrated color picker.
  • SUB ITEMS HEIGHT / TEXT COLOR / FONT SIZE / TEXT HOVER COLOR: Various settings for the second level of the menu items.


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