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WordPress: Creating Menu Navigation

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Menus are used to navigate through the pages of a site. They typically appear as a bar on the top, left, or right of a site, and have links to the pages. Most sites have one main Menu by default. All new pages need to be added manually to the Menu in order for them to be accessible by visitors. If posts are created, such as for blogging, they’re usually contained on the Posts page (see the Customizing section for more details).

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To add pages to a Menu:
  1. Navigate to Appearance > Menus. The pages currently in the Menu are displayed under “Menu Structure.”

    menu with sub items screenshot

  2. In the Pages drop-down to the left, click the “View All” tab. Published pages will display. Draft pages won’t appear until published.
  3. Checkmark the pages to be added to the Menu.

    checklist to add pages to menu

  4. Click the “Add to Menu” button. The selected pages will appear under “Menu Structure” to the right.
  5. Click-and-drag menu items to re-order them. The top-most item will appear first in the Menu on the site.
    • Sub-menus: sub-menus are drop-down menus that are nested under main-level Menu pages. To convert into a submenu, click-and-drag an item below another one, indented to the right.
  6. When done, click the “Save Menu” button.
  7. Visit the site to confirm that the Menu is set up correctly. Hover over the site name to the top-left, and select “Visit Site” from the pop-up

To remove an item from the Menu, click the drop-down arrow and select “Remove.”

To rename an item, click the drop-down arrow and edit the text in the Navigation Label field.

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Keywords:WordPress, word press, website, create a website, blogging   Doc ID:97713
Owner:Tommy S.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2020-02-06 12:37 PDTUpdated:2020-02-11 12:32 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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