New: MD Main Menu 1.1 Adds Email Form Popup, Improved Search Bar Design and MoreAlongside under-the-hood improvements, MD Main Menu 1.1 is leaner, cleaner, and packed full of just the right features you want out of a main menu.
MD Main Menu 1.1 is now available from your WordPress dashboard—go to the Plugins menu to get the update in one click! Be sure to update the MD Theme + MD Popups from your dashboard as well.
I would pay $50 without hesitation for a plugin that created this type of menu. Luckily it’s included in Marketers Delight free of charge. – Jake O’Callaghan, MD user
During the initial development of Marketers Delight, one of the focuses I stuck with was the eventual development of addons that could extend the basic functionality of what MD could do.
Rather than packing tons of features and bloating the core of MD, I used my best discretion to include only the most valuable features to keep things as lightweight as possible.
Making the call on how to include the MD Main Menu was tricky, but I ultimately decided it was best to split from MD and release as an addon.
The cool thing is that the plugin snaps right into your site after you install it; no extra setup required.
The cooler thing, though?
You can now unlock a bonus feature if you have MD Popups installed. MD is really shaping up to be a powerful platform and I want to show you the next step in the evolution!
MD Main Menu 1.1: New Features, Fixes & Under-the-Hood Improvements
Here’s a quick overview of what’s included in the latest version of the MD Main Menu:
New: MD Popups integration adds 2-step popup of your choice to the menu
New: Improved, simplified search bar design
New: Added “Main Menu” settings into Appearance > Customizer
Fix: Add/remove menu on individual posts/pages from the Layout meta box
Fix: Menu triggers styling fixed on mobile
This is quite a big update! Let’s explore the big changes a little more.
MD Popups Integration
This is the best part and you’re going to love how little work is required to get the popup of your choice showing in the Main Menu.
After you’ve created a popup with MD Popups, head over to Appearance > Customize > Main Menu and you’ll see a list of your popups to choose from. Simply select the popup, save, and MD will take care of the rest.
Want to see a demo? Just try out the menu you see here at the top of Kolakube.
Simplified Search bar design
MD Main Menu has always had neat search functionality. Click the little search icon to the far right and any content you had on that side of the menu (like social media icons) will be replaced with a search bar.
…the only problem was the search bar had a clunky design and was often misaligned. This update removes all design elements from the search bar and now shows a simpler input area.
Fixed Meta Box Options
A key feature of MD Main Menu is the ability to add/remove the menu on an individual post/page basis by adding simple checkbox options to the “Layout” meta box in MD.
At some point these options stopped saving, breaking this important feature.
This update fixes that issue. You can also set a custom Menu on an individual post/page basis as well. It’s all in the details!
The code itself still has a ton of room for improvement, but the main focus of this update was just to get it out of your source code—and version 1.1 achieves this beautifully.
I also spent some time minimizing the additional CSS needed to style the menu and deleted some old options the menu added to the database. A smaller CSS file and a leaner database are victories for everyone!
The Future of MD Addons is Bright
I must sound like a broken record to some of you by repeating this, but I’m very excited for the future of MD and damn proud of how far its progressed. More and more people are creating outstanding websites with Marketers Delight and its addons like this that add the missing features to your website.
I can’t wait to show you the new stuff I’ve been cooking up. In the meantime, leave a comment below and let me know how you’re using the MD Main Menu on your own site and if you have any suggestions for Marketers Delight as a whole. Talk to you soon.
Thanks for reading!
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