How do I set up my navigation menu?

Navigation menu is the main part of the blog as it interlinks all the important pages of the blog. Generally it’s placed on the top of the blog/website, so here we’ll learn –

HOW TO CREATE A NAVIGATION MENU:

The basics:

  • Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Menus
  • From the drop-downs on the left, choose the content to add to your menu.
  • Nest & position menu items by dragging & dropping them.
  • Be sure to check the box to set the menu as “Primary menu
  • Save menu

navigation-menu


Adding Home Link :

To add a link in navigation menu which directs the users to the “home-page”, select the Custom Link drop-down menu on the left of the screen. Enter the url of the “homepage” in the “URL box” and give it a proper title by adding some text in the “Link Text“. Save the changes you have made.

homepage-link


Adding Category Page to Menu :

To add a category page to navigation menu, select the Categories drop-down menu on the left of the screen. Check the category you wish to display in navigation menu and save the changes.

PS: Be sure to add the category to at least one page or the categories will not display in the drop-down menu box of the navigation menu editor.

cat-menu


Adding Empty Menu :

Sometimes it becomes necessary to add an menu-item with empty url which when clicked doesn’t direct you anywhere on the website/blog. It’s useful for the parent beneath which there are list of child menus.

For e.g. there is a empty menu item “Category” which lists all the categories of the blog as shown in the below screen.

empty-menu