I am working on a Drupal site that has a series of about 2 dozen articles. I have a page called "News" which lists the title/teaser for each article. I would like the menu item "News" to be active as the parent of each article node, but I would like to disable the dropdown menu (No need to have dozens of articles in a dropdown). I am using Superfish and have the dropdown enabled for all other menu items. Is there any way to disable it for a single menu item? Perhaps I need a different menu module?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
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I ended up coming across a solution that fit my need (See answer below). Instead of setting News as the parent menu item for each article (I was doing this to generate the class "active-trail"), I used the plugin described in my answer. Thanks for all of the help!