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semantic-ui dropdown menu do not work

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Questions:

I have been trying to build a menu using Semantic-UI. I can’t get the dropdown menus to work at all. I took a copy of the page Menu examples and pulled out everything except the tiered menu and placed it in a separate file. Only the dropdown menu will not function, though there are no errors. Can anyone tell me what I have missed?

<html>
  <head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/jscript" />
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1" />    
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" class="ui" href="http://semantic-ui.com/build/packaged/css/semantic.min.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://semantic-ui.com/stylesheets/semantic.css">  
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/javascript/library/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/javascript/library/history.js"></script>
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/javascript/library/easing.js"></script>
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/javascript/library/ace/ace.js"></script>
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/javascript/library/tablesort.js"></script>
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/javascript/library/waypoints.js"></script>
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/build/packaged/javascript/semantic.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://semantic-ui.com/javascript/semantic.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body class="menu" >
    <div class="ui tiered menu">
      <div class="menu">
        <a class="active item">
          <i class="users icon"></i>
          Friends
        </a>
        <a class="item">
          <i class="grid layout icon"></i> Browse
        </a>
        <a class="item">
          <i class="mail icon"></i> Messages
        </a>
        <div class="right menu">
          <div class="item">
            <div class="ui icon input">
              <input type="text" placeholder="Search...">
              <i class="search icon"></i>
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="ui dropdown item">
            More <i class="icon dropdown"></i>
            <div class="menu">
              <a class="item"><i class="edit icon"></i> Edit Profile</a>
              <a class="item"><i class="globe icon"></i> Choose Language</a>
              <a class="item"><i class="settings icon"></i> Account Settings</a>
            </div>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>
      <div class="ui sub menu">
        <a class="active item">Search</a>
        <a class="item">Add</a>
        <a class="item">Remove</a>
      </div>
    </div>

  </body>
</html>
Answers:

You need to initialize your dropdown like so:

$('.ui.dropdown')
  .dropdown();

There is more information HERE

Questions:
Answers:

One way is JS where you need to initialise script. Other way is to add a class “simple” to dropdown

<div class="ui simple dropdown item">

Questions:
Answers:

As it was already mentioned, you can either:

  • Initialize your dropdown with Javascript or
  • Use simple class.

There is one very important difference between those two ways: using simple class, you do not require Semantic-UI Javascript for your dropdown to work. The simple class uses :hover selector.

Please note that using simple class (not Javascript initialization) won’t give you nice dropdown effects.

So the following code will show dropdown menu without Semantic-UI Javascript in your page:

<div class="ui simple dropdown item">

Questions:
Answers:

If you initialize with $('.ui.dropdown').dropdown(); also make sure your page references dropdown.js