WEBFI-WordPress-How to Add Navigation Menu in WordPress

Are you wanting to add a navigation menu to your WordPress site? WordPress has a drag and drop interface that you can use to create a header menu, menu with dropdown options, and more. In this guide, we’ll show you how to easily add a navigation menu in WordPress.

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0:00 Intro
0:30 Create a menu
3:00 How to test your new menu
3:10 How to adjust the look and location to your menu items
3:26 How to nest your menu items
3:36 How to edit the menu text
4:13 How to delete unwanted menu items
4:48 How to add custom menu to your sidebar area

For creating a menu you would want to go under Appearance, Menus in your WordPress admin dashboard. While you may have one already, we will be creating a new one for this specific tutorial.

There are many built-in options for the menu such as pages, published posts, custom links, or categories as options. The list of what you’ve added will be a top to bottom list but the display of the menu depends on your specific theme.

If you would like to create a dropdown menu you would drag the menu item beneath the menu item you would like it beneath and it should appear indented beneath the menu item.

Categories added in the menu area will list the posts in that specific category the same as if it was on your posts/blog page.

Custom menu items are normally for linking to your social media profiles but there are other options available depending on what you would like in your menu.

Finally, if you’re interested in making a more complex menu you would want to take a look at our guide on creating a mega menu.

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  • Oluwatosin Obaseki on May 11, 2020

    Is the fitness menu is clicked on, would it take me to a page despite the drop down menu beneath? If yes, how can that be prevented?

  • Let's Create Your WEBSITE on May 11, 2020

    Always love your tutorials! Kudos 👍👍

  • Jay Chang on May 11, 2020

    Thanks for the tutorial. Looking forward to mega menu tut!

  • Thepssaini on May 19, 2020

    How we can add yt subscribe button like your site below the video in WordPress

  • The American on June 6, 2020

    I want "Fitness" to not have a link but only be a title that leads me to the dropdown sub items with links of their own. How would I do this? It seems that WordPress will only let me to add a menu item if it is its own page with its own URL…Help! Thank you.

  • Flower on June 11, 2020

    Your videos are great. Can you do a video to remove links on wordpress admin menu on top of the screen? Sometimes, plugins just automatically created a link there and it gets really messy,

  • Wesley Kee on July 1, 2020

    Hi you have the checkbox option to have a mobile menu, however in mine I do not have this option, would you know what the solution would be?

  • Geeky Tutor on July 14, 2020

    Very nice video mam. Can you help me out on how to put the navigation menu in one line

  • J T on August 27, 2020

    What happens if you don't see the menu at all even though you create and save the menu?

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  • Jawad Shah on October 21, 2020

    i love your voice and videos as well…GREAT LADY

  • MotoBikerz on November 12, 2020

    from WP dashboard how to appear the navigation menu in top line (see the background black with text/logo wp, home, welcome, +, n,ew, etc). In my own WP, it was disappeared..

  • Tony C on December 17, 2020

    So all these tutorials tell you how to design a menu, but not one shows how to actually link anything. I don't get it. How do you get a menu item to link to X or Y??

  • Roxanne Gobaliza on December 20, 2020

    This is great! Will try this on the website that I just created ( Thank you for this! 😀

  • Terrence James on February 11, 2021

    Same old problem… content shown on this Add Menu screen has all changed, does NOT show same info

  • Dan Zarlengo on March 8, 2021

    Great info – Thanks!

  • nafiur arnob on March 22, 2021

    Which theme you are using? Name please

  • Peter Ong on May 8, 2021

    Very clear voice and comprehension explanations.

  • Frizz on May 31, 2021

    thank you so much 🙏🙏 you guys are amazing 😀

  • Chelsea Stewart on June 14, 2021

    When doing this, the "Pages" shows up empty for me, do my pages have to be public first in order to upload them into the menu? Any help would be appreciated! Thank you

  • Syed Okasha Ali on June 24, 2021

    Amazing Good Work Keep it up!

  • Eric R on September 8, 2021

    nothing about color?

  • Christie Harris on September 29, 2021

    Thanks for the tutorial. Do I create the page and save it in order to add that page as a menu?

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