How to Add Navigation Menu in WordPress
Do you want to add a navigation menu on your site? There is an easy drag-and-drop menu interface that allows you to create your menus. In this video, we will show you how to add navigation menus in WordPress.
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Summary of this Tutorial:
To create a menu go to Appearance, Menus to get started.
First name the menu and create menu.
On the site you’ll see pages, custom links, and categories where you will be able to add what you would like to your menu.
You can drag and drop your menu items to rearrange them however you would like and save your changes.
Most themes have you select where they will appear with a checkbox at the bottom of your menu which is different for each theme.
You can also add custom menus to your sidebar or footer area by adding the custom menu widget to your widget area.
Thanks for the great tutorial but I find there is one important step missing. If I want to use WordPress as a CMS, how to I set up the HOME link in the menu?
@David Hume You should be able to find your home page under the all pages section of the pages you can choose from.
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When using a page as a main menu item with a nested page below it the main menu link is “dead”. Is there any way of switching it back on (without using CSS). I want the user to be able to choose to access the main menu page link or the sub menu item which drops down below it. Thanks!
How will you remove the page you’ve added? Please help. I can’t even look for answers in the internet. Thank you
If you want to remove something from your menu it would be under Appearance>Menu. If you wanted to delete a page that would be under Pages>All Pages.
How do you put a dropdown menu on the sidebar ?
It would depend on your theme for how the menu would be displayed, you could also take a look at: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-create-a-mobile-ready-responsive-wordpress-menu/
hello I have trouble making above header
If you are having issues with the placement of your menu you would want to reach out to the support for your specific theme for the theme’s options.
Hi! thank you for this video…now I have an issue at one of the pages, where header menu comes under the text from that page…and is only there…do you know what it can be done? thank you
You would want to reach out to the support for your specific theme with that issue for them to take a look and they should be able to assist.
I did…and no one is giving me an answer
I want to put my “pages” menu at the header, I’m having trouble 🙁
If you created the menu and the sub-items you may want to ensure you clicked the checkbox for where to display the menu when you saved it.
@WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials ahhh I see. My menu locations do not offer me a top. But my theme does allow me to add a custom liine in the header. can i do a short code like [menu 1] and have it show up?
@WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials , Okay I went ahead and saved it as a primary and it actually showed up where I wanted it. Thanks, I am glad you replied, it gave me the push to keep trying.
Glad we could help encourage you 🙂
You went very fast, and I’m lost. This tutorial is not for beginners.
Apologies, we’ve worked on improving our pacing in newer videos. For the time being, YouTube does allow you to slow down playback in the video settings or you could take a look at the written article here: https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-navigation-menu-in-wordpress-beginners-guide/