Submenus Are Not Opening

Written by the Divi Engine Documentation Team


Follow these steps if your submenus are not opening.

Step 1: Double-check Your Setup

Head over to Appearance > Menus and ensure that your menu has a name, that it contains at least one submenu and that it is set to primary or secondary. After checking this, make sure that you have assigned the menu in Divi Mobile > Menu Style & Settings. Lastly, make sure that you have styled your submenu in the Sub-Menu Appearance section of Divi Mobile. Following our step by step guide by selecting Divi Mobile in the menu above for more information on the set-up.

Step 2: Update, Disable & Flush

Very often, WordPress Divi problems can be solved by updating. Make sure that Divi Mobile and Divi are updated (do this on a staging website or with the ability to restore). If your submenus are still not opening after the update, disable the Divi performance options that are related to JQuery, CSS and JS (Javascript) in Divi > Theme Options along with the static CSS file generation found by going to Divi > Theme Options > Builder > Advanced. End off by flushing your permalink structure twice by saving the permalink structure. Go to Settings > Permalinks > Save Twice. Now open in a cache free browser.

Step 3: Find A Plugin Conflict

OK, so your submenus are still not opening after all that. Let's keep exploring. Please test to see if there is a plugin conflict. Disable all plugins, clear your browser cache and then see if the issue goes away. If the submenus are now opening then you know that it is a plugin conflict. Reactivate each plugin one at a time until you find the troublesome plugin.

Step 4: Restore Your Website

We have found that when our customers update a plugin or theme, things break. Perhaps your submenu issue has to do with a recent update. To get your live website working again, please restore it to a version from before the update (when the submenus worked) and then contact us. We will then ask you to create a staging website where we can update again and test to see where the problem lies.

More Support?

Please email us at [email protected] if you are unable to get your Divi Engine plugin working.

Did this answer your question? Thanks for the feedback There was a problem submitting your feedback. Please try again later.