Elementor Mega Menu offers you the versatility to design attractive website menus. In this article, we will guide you in creating a mega menu.
About the Elementor Mega Menu
Mega menus are expansive navigation menus that display all options simultaneously, eliminating the need for visitors to hover over dropdowns or search through the footer to find what they're seeking.
Due to their practicality, mega menus are a commonly adopted feature on numerous successful websites, e-commerce platforms, etc.
However, WordPress does not natively support mega menus. So, unless your theme includes its own built-in mega menu functionality (often with limitations), you won't be able to implement this beneficial design technique.
How to create a Mega Menu?
Note: In order to start using the Mega Menu widget, you need to activate the experiments: Flexbox Containers, Nested Elements, and Menu. You can find these experiments under Dashboard > Elementor > Settings > Features.
Once you activate them, the standard Nav Menu widget will be replaced by the WordPress Menu and Menu widgets.
Now you need to create a Header template. You can follow this guide on how to create a Header template. But keep in mind that in this case, we will continue building the Header using the Menu widget, i.e., creating the Mega Menu.
Linking the pages with the Menu Items
Once you create a Header template proceed dragging the Menu widget to the editor panel.
By default, you will have three items added to the Menu.
Now these items serve to connect the desired pages to these items. For example, you can add the link to the Home page, so that the menu item will lead to the Home page when clicked on.
After you link the page, when your users click on that item, it will lead them to that linked page. Of course, you can change the Title of the menu item so that your users know on which page they are clicking.
Activating the Dropdown Content
Now, activating the Dropdown Content is what Mega Menu is all about. It will allow you to add whatever you like to the menu itself.
This toggle is responsible for transforming the menu into a mega menu, enabling you to incorporate various types of content within your menu items. Typically, an arrow icon will be visible alongside the item by default.
Once you activate the Dropdown Content, that means that you can drag whatever you like into the container that is a part of the Mega Menu.
For example, you can add text and images to it. Basically, you can add whatever you like, but we recommend you add relevant content for the Menu and not overload your Mega menu with all kinds of widgets. That can confuse your users.
Styling of the Mega Menu
Mega menus offer an extensive array of styling choices, providing nearly all the formatting options that are accessible for crafting web pages to design your menus.