The author of the theme uses a different jQuery plugin to customize select boxes, to which they have set to affect all select boxes globally within the theme. In my opinion, not a smart way of doing it because it’ll affect any plugin that happens to output a select box. There are two fixes, both of which may not be ideal. The first, you could disable the the jQuery plugin the theme uses. The downside, no select boxes in the theme will be enhanced other than the one in template. The second solution would be to disable the jQuery plugin in the template. The downside here would be threefold, you would loose the inline search for categories, the select box will be blank until clicked and the categories will loose their hierarchical appearance. I, obviously recommend disabling the theme’s jQuery plugin but I’ll give you the instructions for both.
To disable the theme’s jQuery plugin:
NOTE: Before following these step, check the theme’s settings to see if there is an option to turn this off.
1. Open the theme-scripts.js file found here: ../wp-content/themes/classipress/includes/js
2. On line 14 add /* to before the $.
3. On line 17 add */ to after the });.
4. Save the file.
5. Upload it back to the originating folder overwriting the original file.
To Disable the cMap jQuery plugin:
1. Open the template.js file found here: ../wp-content/connections_templates/template-name
2. On line 79 add // to before the $.
3. Save the file.
4. Upload it back to the originating folder overwriting the original file.
NOTE: This FAQ was written based on ClassiPress 3.1.9