Do you want to add Navigation menus on your WordPress website? In this article, I’ll explain How to Add Navigation menus in WordPress.
What are Navigation Menus in WordPress?
Navigation menus is a theme feature in WordPress which allows a user to create custom menus in WordPress. Users can add WordPress posts, pages, categories and custom links to navigation menus using drag and drop functionality. Users can change their menu items appearance by adding custom classes.
A Navigation menu allows visitors to navigate and access your website easily. Navigation menus are easy to create and customize which makes easier to your website visitors to find the information what they are looking for.
Check this full post to know more about Navigation Menus and uses of Navigation menus in WordPress.
How to Add Navigation menus in WordPress?
A user can create navigation menus for their blog under Appearance > Menus by logging in their WordPress dashboard.
Step 1: Creating Your First WordPress Navigation Menu
First, you need to create a menu before adding menu items.
Login to your WordPress dashboard and go to Appearance > Menus.
Now click on create a new menu option to create your first navigation menu.
Specify a menu name for your menu for example “My First Menu” and click on create menu.
That’s it your first navigation menu was created.
Step 2: Adding Menu Items to Your Navigation Menu.
Now you need to add menu items to your navigation menu from the left column which consist your website pages, posts, categories and custom links tab.
Your added menu items will be displayed in the right column which consists of menu structure and menu settings.
Here you can add pages, posts, custom links and categories to your navigation menu. Let’s check one by one briefly.
Adding Pages to Navigation Menu:
Head to pages section in the left column. Here you can see most recent, view all and search options.
Most Recent: This will display your most recent published pages.
View All: By clicking view all, you can see all your published pages in your WordPress website.
Search: Here you can search and find any page by typing the page title.
Within this section, select pages that you want to add to the navigation menu by clicking the checkbox and click on Add to Menu option. This will add pages to your navigation menu.
Adding Posts to Navigation Menu:
Head to posts section and select the posts that you want to add to the navigation menu by clicking the checkbox and click on Add to Menu option. This will add posts to your navigation menu.
Adding Custom Links to Navigation Menu:
Custom links are the great option to add social media profiles to your WordPress navigation menu.