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Managing the Menu on a WordPress Site

Editing a Menu Item in WordPress Navigation Menus

You can edit menus in WordPress by visiting Appearance » Menus in your WordPress admin area.

Next, you need to select the pages you want to add to the menu. You can do this by selecting the pages listed on the left hand side and clicking on Add to Menu button.

When you add pages or categories to your custom navigation menu, WordPress automatically uses the page title or category name as the link text. This does not mean that you cannot change it.

All menu items can be edited by simply clicking on the downward arrow next to a menu item.

Expand a menu item to edit or even remove it

Arranging Items in a Custom Navigation Menu

You probably noticed that each menu item you added is arranged in the order you added them. For example, your about link appears at the end, while the contact page link appears first. Don’t worry you can easily rearrange your WordPress menu items in any order you want.

Simply drag and drop a menu item to adjust its position in the menu.

Creating Nested Drop-Down Menus in WordPress

Nested menus, also known as drop-down menus, are navigational menus with parent and child menu items. These menus are usually styled by WordPress themes in such a way that when a user takes their mouse to a parent item, all their sub-menus are displayed.

Creating nested menus allow you to add a properly structured navigation system to your site. Here is how you can add a menu item as a sub-menu in WordPress.

In your menu structure, drag the menu item just below the parent item. Next, slightly drag the menu item to the right. You will notice that it will automatically become a sub-menu item.

Adding Custom Links to Your WordPress Navigation Menus

 If you want to add a link to your social media profile or another website? This is when you can use the custom link option.

Simply click on the custom link tab in the left-hand column to expand it. You will notice that it only has two fields. The first one is for URL where you will need to add the actual link you want to add. The second field is labeled link text where you will add the anchor text for the link.

Note: It’s important that you must start all links with http:// or https://. If you don’t, then the links will be broken.

 

Removing a Link From Navigation Menus in WordPress

You can remove a link in the same way you edit them. Just click on the downward arrow icon next to a menu item, and you will notice a red Remove link. When you clicking on it, the link will be removed from your navigation menus.

 

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Article ID: 16860
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Wed 9/28/16 10:43 AM