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How to Create a Navigation Menu in WordPress

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If you’re new to WordPress, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to do simple tasks like creating a navigation menu. Fortunately, creating a navigation menu is fairly straightforward and easy to do in WordPress. In this blog post, we’ll look at the steps necessary for creating a navigation menu in WordPress. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Log Into Your Dashboard and Navigate to the Menus Page

The first step is logging into your WordPress dashboard and navigating your way over to the menus page. To access this p age, click on Appearance > Menus from the left-hand side of your dashboard. Once you are on the menus page, you will see two boxes labeled “Menu Name” and “Menu Structure.” The Menu Name box is where you will enter the name of your new navigation menu. In the Menu Structure box, you will be able to add links for each item in your menu.

Step 2: Add Links for Each Item in Your Menu

Once you have created a name for your new navigation menu, it’s time to start adding links for each item in your menu. To do this, click on either “Pages” or “Custom Links” from the left-hand side of the screen. From here, simply check the box next to each page or link that you would like to include in your navigation menu and then click on “Add To Menu” at the bottom of the window.

You can rearrange items within a menu by dragging them up or down within the Menu Structure box. If an item has sub-items associated with it (such as dropdown menus), then you can drag those items below their parent item and nest them under it by dragging them further left or right within the Menu Structure box. Step 3: Publish Your Navigation Menu When you are finished adding links for each item in your new navigation menu, simply click on “Save Menu,” which is located at the top-right corner of the screen. This will save all changes that were made and publish your new navigation menu so that it appears on your website’s pages. You may need to adjust some settings if you want certain pages or items in your navigation menu not to appear on certain pages/locations on your website (for example, if there are some pages that should only appear when someone clicks a specific link). However, this is fairly straightforward and easy to do once you are familiar with WordPress’ menus settings page.


As we have seen today, creating a navigation menu in WordPress is actually quite easy once you know how! Simply log into your dashboard, navigate over to Appearance > Menus page and follow these steps: create a name for your new navigation; add links for each item; rearrange items within a menu; publish your new navigation; adjust settings if needed; save any changes; and publish! With just these few simple steps—and some patience—you will soon have an effective and attractive navigational system set up for visitors browsing through your website!

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