WordPress: Why won’t the menu/navbar show on mobile?

You may notice that your main navbar/menu does not appear on mobile or tablets. This can happen for 3 main reasons:

1. There is no menu assigned to the “Primary” position

This can happen if you have not created a menu and assigned it to the “Primary” menu position. You can do this from the Appearance > Menu section of your dashboard.

For more information on how to setup your menus please see this guide.

2. There is a plugin breaking the menu

A plugin might be breaking the mobile menu. You can test this by following the steps in this guide.

3. There is some broken javascript on your site

Broken javascript caused by other plugins/widgets may also break the mobile menu. It is possible to test this by deactivating all plugins on your site (except for the pipdig Power Pack). If the mobile menu starts to work, this means one of the plugins you deactivated was breaking it. Simply re-activate each plugin one-by-one until the menu breaks again. You can use this method to pinpoint the source of the error and remove any broken plugins.

There may also be some broken javascript within a widget. This can be tested by moving all your widgets to the “Inactive Widgets” section of the Appearance > Widgets page.

Article tags: mobiles, mobile menu, mobile, cell, phone, responsive, menus, tabs, pages

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15 Comments

  1. Peter

    Hi,
    I’ve question about menu on mobile. How I can change name (default name is infinite on black bar)? I don’t want included blog name in mobile menu because on the top I’ve blog logo with name this page.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Peter!

      The title will change from “Infinite” to your blog’s name. However if you would like to remove it entirely you can do so. This can be done by copying the contents of this page into the Additional CSS tab in the Customizer.

      1. Peter

        Hi Phil,
        thanks for fast feedback and help. I’ve question about add inscription “Choice menu” or “search button” It is possible add this function to menu bar?

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          No problem!

          Unfortunately this is not yet a feature in the Infinite theme. However it is avaialable in all of our other themes if you would like to look at an alternative from this page.

          1. Peter

            I have a problem when I added more than example five tags. In the mobile version, the tags and the number of comments overlap. Sometimes the problem will appear on desktop version. How fix it?

              1. Peter

                Ok, thanks agane for help me. But I’ve to last two question, I hope so:D The first problem, please tell me how I fix problem with option “recommended post” I have problem with this post link: https://dpblog.pl/?s=darsonval. You can see on this page recommended post is one but i’ve four post about darsonval. Where is problem?
                The second problem I’ve with header, please help me make narrower header.

                1. Phil (pipdig)

                  The recommended posts are found using post categories. So you may wish to check if that blog post is within the same category as others. For example you could add all the posts about darsonval to the same category.

                  Would you like to remove the space above and below the header image? If so, you can do that by copying the contents of this page to the “Additional CSS” tab in the Customizer. I would also recommend replacing the image with this version too.

                    1. Phil (pipdig)

                      If there are not enough related posts to display, the feature will not be shown. It should start to work better after you have published more posts in the same category

                    2. Peter

                      Hi, but I have a lot of posts in this category and only in this post I don’t have recommended posts 🙁

                    3. Phil (pipdig)

                      How many posts are in the same category?

  2. Shobhita Sidhu

    Hi there,

    How do I add my email and the search bar tool to my mobile socials menu as I already have it on my desktop website.

    Many thanks!
    Shobhita

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