I have a menu block composed of menu items with submenu items. Each menu item is displayed separately in a block.

They are all set to appear on every page, no restrictions. However if I were to access one of the submenu items, the entire menu item (including the submenu items) belonging to it does no longer appear.

I have checked in variables from template_preprocess_page, the region where the menu item block should appear is showing as empty.

How can I make it show up?

  • Are you using drupal default theme ? Nov 5, 2017 at 13:30
  • no, i am using a custom theme
    – Mihaigr
    Nov 5, 2017 at 13:38
  • Using bootstarap Nov 5, 2017 at 13:40

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I have found the issue, "Make the starting level follow the active menu item." needs to be unticked.

  • Thank you for following up to your own question. I think that it works as an answer for you, but it may be helpful to others later to expand upon the why and how bit.
    – mradcliffe
    Nov 5, 2017 at 15:37

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