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How to Create a WordPress Menu?


Creating a menu in WordPress is quite straightforward. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

#1: Access the WordPress Dashboard: Log in to your WordPress website and go to the Dashboard.

#2: Navigate to the Menu Settings: In the WordPress Dashboard, find the “Appearance” option on the left-hand side menu. Hover over it, and you should see the “Menus” option. Click on it.

WordPress menu - Appearance Menus

#3: Create a New Menu: If you haven’t created a menu yet, you’ll be prompted to do so. Enter a name for your menu (e.g., “Main Menu”) and click the “Create Menu” button.

WordPress menu - Create a New Menu

#4: Add Items to the Menu: On the left side, you’ll see a list of available pages, posts, custom links, and other content types you can add to your menu. Check the items you want to add and click the “Add to Menu” button.

WordPress menu - Add Menu Items

#5: Organize Menu Items: Once you’ve added items to your menu, you can organize them by dragging and dropping them into the desired order. You can also create sub-menus (dropdown menus) by dragging items slightly to the right below the parent item.

#6: Customize Menu Items: Click on each menu item to reveal additional options. Here you can change the navigation label and URL if needed. You can also remove items from the menu by clicking the “Remove” link.

WordPress menu - Customize Menu Items

#7: Assign Menu to a Location: Depending on your theme, you may have different menu locations available (e.g., Header Menu, Footer Menu, Sidebar Menu). At the bottom of the Menu page, you’ll see a section labeled “Menu Settings” where you can select where you want this menu to appear.

WordPress menu - Menu Settings

#8: Save Your Menu: Once you’ve finished creating and customizing your menu, don’t forget to click the “Save Menu” button to save your changes.

WordPress menu - Save Menu

#9: Preview Your Menu: You can preview your menu by visiting your site in a new browser tab or window. If everything looks good, you’re all set!

That’s it! You’ve successfully created a menu in WordPress. You can always edit your menu later if you need to make changes.

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Stefan Pavlović


Stefan Pavlović

I derive great satisfaction from crafting WordPress websites, be they informative platforms or e-commerce solutions. Additionally, I am passionate about authoring blog articles on BlueGrid.io Blog platform, where I disseminate my expertise regarding WordPress and its optimal utilisation.

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