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    Susan Dixon

    I am using Newsy for My main nav bar has the right list of pages but the links don’t work. In Appearance –> Menus the links are there but not on the page. I tried on the latest Chrome and Safari 5.1.2 on a Mac. Neither works. I emptied my cache and cleared my cookies. No luck.

    I have been told the links work with Firefox 10.0.2 and IE8 but can’t confirm.

    I hope someone can help. Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is


    Hi srdixon,

    Looks like the absolute positioning on #header-image is causing it to overlap the rest of the elements on your site including the menu, causing them to be inaccessible.

    Here is a quick CSS fix using z-index for several elements:

    In your #header-image style rules, add the following:

    z-index: 1

    Then add the following new CSS rules:

    #branding {
    z-index: 3;
    #main {
    position: relative;
    z-index: 2;

    This layers the three elements (your header image, main menu and main content area). The header image is now at the very bottom, the main content area in the middle and the menu on top (so that drop-downs will still be accessible).

    Let me know how this works for you.


    Susan Dixon

    I was afraid of that. I’ve gone through a lot to get the graphic elements stacked the way they are now. Is there a way to get the code to follow suit? I don’t need drop-downs, if that helps.



    Hi srdixon,

    I apologize, I was not clear in my explanation. When I said “stacking” earlier, I meant stacking as in Photoshop layers (or as in several sheets paper in a pile on top of each other). The modifications suggested will not change the appearance of your site visually; they will only prevent your header image from overlapping the menu and the content area.


    Susan Dixon

    Oh, ok. Got it. My tech person thinks he needs access to the html to make it work but we don’t need that?

    Thank you so much, michiecat!



    Hi, srdixon,

    You’re faster than me, I was in the midst of typing a response over here, but I’ll reply on this thread instead.

    For security purposes, we don’t allow access to the theme source code on However, access to the HTML is not necessary to make this work.

    Could you give the suggested CSS fixes a try, and let me know how it goes? If it causes you any problems, we can work on it from there until we get it right.


    Susan Dixon

    Sorry, michiecat, I don’t mean to be bombarding the forum. It’s just I’m talking to my tech guy at the same time and he keeps asking things.

    I’ll have him try the code and let you know. Thank you!



    No worries at all! Good luck, I’m happy to help if you have any questions after trying out the code.


    Susan Dixon

    michiecat, are you still available?

    I think we have decided to move this blog to I want to use the guided Transfer so that nothing will go wrong but I am confused about the Premium Templates. I see that I cannot transfer Newsy. Can I buy it again on



    Yes, premium themes purchased on can only be used on

    You can buy Newsy directly from . The Themify version of the theme may differ from ours, but you will have control over the theme files in that case.

    Good luck with your blog!


    Susan Dixon

    Thank you for all your help. I appreciate it so much!



    Hi srdixon,

    My pleasure! I will mark this topic as resolved, but if you have questions in the future, feel free to start a new topic.


    Susan Dixon

    I do think it is resolved. Thank you so much.

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