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    multiline menu with shrinking header
    (The values refer to two lines – more than two lines work, but there we have to make some compromises. because the size of the shrunken header limits the number of lines – so for 3 lines it would be an alternative to have the menu-items centered horizontaly)

    How to give a custom-class to a menu-item:

    On dashboard – appearance – menus we had on the very top a slide-out button “Screen Options” with options to set for menu-dashboard

    so press this “Screen Options” slide-out settings dialog and mark the things you like to have for menu-styling
    we need for it the “CSS Classes” – each menu-item has that little arrow on the right side
    (see my comment in the image: here you can open the menu items to adjust the settings)

    you will see for one menu-item the following:

    on that “Navigation Label” input field you can put in what you like to have (even image links – you know that)
    for multiline you can use the br-tag ( <br> ).
    Put in the CSS Classes input field : multiliner

    these are all menu-settings to have


    We now had to bind the shrink calculation to the padding-top for menu-items and set the line-height to a different amount then the default one for oneliners

    So upload a copy of the avia-snippet-sticky-header.js Script to your enfold-child/js folder (on default there is no js folder – create one ) – this one will be used for your enfold installation now.

    and we need this snippet to have a child-theme shrinking script:

    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'wp_change_sticky_header_script', 100 );
    function wp_change_sticky_header_script() {
       wp_deregister_script( 'avia-sticky-header' );
       wp_enqueue_script( 'avia-sticky-header-child', get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/js/avia-snippet-sticky-header.js', array('avia-default'), $vn, true);

    Goto Dashboard – Appearance – Editor
    here you have your child-theme files – and now on the js subfolder the new script.
    Under “Theme Files” you can click on this script because we had to insert some new code:

    Find the line (on default Enfold 4.5.7 it is line 54) : topbar_height = header.find('#header_meta').outerHeight(),

    under that line insert:

    multiliner_padding = header.find('#avia-menu .multiliner > a'),
    multiliner_lh = 20, // set the desired line-height for the multilines

    now find (on default Enfold 4.5.7 it is line 92) : logo.css({'maxHeight': newH + 'px'});

    insert after :

    multiliner_padding.css({'padding-top': newH/2 - multiliner_lh/2 + 'px', 'line-height': multiliner_lh + 'px'});

    save that file by click on “update file”
    thats it


    in order for the new changes to take effect, you may need to refresh the merged files
    Enfold (Child) – Performance – check that “Delete old CSS and JS files?” and “Save all changes”
    refresh your browser chache too please.

    See a working example on :


    one thing i can not understand – maybe a mod could tell me why.
    even if i have the lines to :

    it jumps first to the line-height (newH +px) on even those multiliner menu-items


    Edit – that is sad – Enfold sets that first calculated line-height as inline style to the head section – thats the reason for the “jump” to the new calculated values.


    then it is only possible to have that whole function from functions-enfold.php in the child-theme functions.php
    to avoid that inline setting in head section for line-height and multiliner menu-items:

    	function avia_header_html_custom_height()
    		$settings = avia_header_setting();
    		if($settings['header_size'] == "custom")
    			$modifier = 0;
    			$size = $settings['header_custom_size'];
    			$bottom_bar = $settings['bottom_menu'] == true ? 52 : 0;
    			$top_bar	= $settings['header_topbar'] == true ? 30 : 0;
    			if(!empty($settings['header_style']) && "minimal_header" == $settings['header_style'] ){ $modifier = 2;}
    			$html =  "";
    			$html .= "\n<style type='text/css' media='screen'>\n";
    			$html .= " #top #header_main > .container, #top #header_main > .container .main_menu  .av-main-nav > li:not(.multiliner) > a,";
    			$html .= " #top #header_main #menu-item-shop .cart_dropdown_link{ height:{$size}px; line-height: {$size}px; }\n";
    			$html .= " #top #header_main > .container .main_menu  .av-main-nav > li.multiliner > a{ height:{$size}px; }\n";
    			$html .= " .html_top_nav_header .av-logo-container{ height:{$size}px;  }\n";
    			$html .= " .html_header_top.html_header_sticky #top #wrap_all #main{ padding-top:".((int)$size + $bottom_bar + $top_bar - $modifier)."px; } \n";
    			$html .= "</style>\n";
    			echo $html;
    	add_action('wp_head', 'avia_header_html_custom_height');	

    the reason for that function even in the original is that a start-point is set. So for multiliner it would be also a good idea to have that beginning line-height
    and padding-top. f.e. in quick css:


    #avia-menu .multiliner > a {
        line-height: 24px;
       padding-top: 63px

    Hi Gunter,

    Thank you for the great tutorial. Do you mind if we add it to our docs?

    Best regards,


    But of course – unfortunately the unpredictable difficulty with the entries set in the head area arose, so that an adapted copy of the function “avia_header_html_custom_height” became necessary.


    Hi Guenni007,

    Ok, thank you :) Vinnay will add it to the docs.

    Best regards,



    Another approach to add a multiline menu item:

    1. Go to Appearance > Menu
    2. Add a custom CSS class name “multilineItem” to the menu item
    3. Add the below CSS to your site.

    /* Multiline menu item */
    #header .main_menu ul:first-child > li.multilineItem a {
      line-height: 24px !important;
      background: gold;
      display: flex;
      justify-content: center;
      flex-direction: column;

    Let me know if this works for you :)

    Best regards,


    And that happens to me – who likes to emphasize the possibilities of the flex model here so much on board. That I didn’t think of it!
    Great !!!
    I pull my hat before this solution.

    the more complex ( too complicated ) solution has only one benefit – you get a good insight into the functionality of Enfold ;)
    and you can keep the menu first lines to the common baseline.


    sorry – prematurely shot – here comes a new setting – but first think of all Enfold settings.

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by  Guenni007.
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