- Now that all of your content is in place, you just need to create a navigational menu to show it off.
- You’ll find this under Appearance > Menus:
- On this page, you can create as many menus as your website needs. For most of you, you’ll only need one.
- To create new menu, click on “create a new menu” as shown below.
Name the Menu
- There’s no need to over-complicate this as you’re the only one who will see the menu name. Just call it something like “Main Menu”.
- Then, click “Create Menu” button.
Choose the Menu Placement
- If you create a menu for the Side Menu (which is rare) or a different one for mobile (which you may decide to do down the line), you’ll configure that here. For now, just choose “Primary Menu”.
- But if you are using a different theme:- If you create a menu for the footer (which is rare) or a different one for mobile (which you may decide to do down the line), you’ll configure that here. For now, just choose “Main”.
- Keep the “Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu” unchecked. Even if you automate that piece of it, you’ll still have to come back to this page to update the order. You might as well wait to place a page in the menu when you can choose the right spot for it.
Add Pages to the Menu
- To add your pages to the menu, click the checkboxes beside them. Then, click “Add to Menu”.
- You can add more than just pages, too. If you have blog posts, categories, products, or other links you want to add, do that here.
- Your pages will land over here:
- To change the order in which they appear, drag and drop them into place:
- If you want your pages to all to appear in the top-level of your navigation, make sure they’re left-aligned.
- To create sub-pages(submenu) for top-level pages, drop them beneath with an indent like this:
Customize Menu and Pages
- Once your pages are in place, open each one and make sure all of the settings are customized to your liking.
- Change the page name.
- Disable the link if you don’t want the top-level to be clickable.
- Enable a megamenu if you’d like to place a large menu with multiple layers beneath a single page name.
For the most part, you probably won’t need to adjust these settings. However, it’s good to know they’re here in case you do. This is also where you can remove pages from your menu.
- Always remember to click “Save Menu” button.