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WordPress is one of those platforms where you can vì chưng almost anything. All it takes is spending a couple of minutes in the admin panel, và you can make your site look just the way you want. The same thing goes for custom menus. Creating & managing them is really easy, và anyone can bởi it.

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It’s very important to lớn have intuitive sầu và well-organized menus that ease your users’ way lớn find what they need on your site. Organize & structure your categories thoroughly because a thực đơn should work lượt thích a map for your trang web. It should guide your visitors to lớn the content they’re looking for.

How khổng lồ create custom menus in WordPress

To create custom menus is actually really simple. I used Twenty Fifteen, WordPress’ default theme, to lớn show you all the steps you need lớn take in order lớn build your own custom menus.

Let’s take it one step at a time.

To customize the default thực đơn of your website, you have khổng lồ enter the WordPress dashboard, click on Appearance & then on Menus. The first thing you need to vì chưng is lớn give sầu the menu a name, và then click the Create Menu button.

After creating it, you may start adding your menu items. All your website’s categories, posts, và pages are gathered in the left column, & from there, you can simply add them to your custom menus in just a few clicks.

First of all, you need khổng lồ clichồng on PagesView All. Select all the pages that you want to lớn appear in your thực đơn (use the checkboxes next khổng lồ the pages’ names).


I selected all of them for the kiểm tra, but you should use only the ones you need.

After selecting the menu items, you might want lớn switch their order. All you have khổng lồ bởi vì is drag & drop them in the desired location. This is how you’re going to lớn organize your custom menus.


Apart from standard menus, you can also create sub-menus. Simply drag a menu thành phầm to lớn the right of another thực đơn vật phẩm. Like so:


Sub-menus will work lượt thích drop-down menus. If you want a certain thành quả lớn belong to lớn another one, all you need lớn vì chưng is to drag it a bit to lớn the right, right below the “parent item.”

How to lớn choose your custom menu’s location

Now that you have the custom menu ready, it’s time to choose where you want it to lớn appear. But there’s an important thing lớn know here.

Not all the WordPress themes support multiple menus. The mặc định number of menus is two: primarysecondary (in Twenty Fifteen’s case the second one is called Social Links Menu). Then, depending on your theme’s customization options, you can use more. For instance, some themes let you create footer và above-header menus apart from the mặc định ones.

The secondary menu can appear in many different places depending on your theme’s structure and the overall idea that the designer had for the theme. There are no set-in-stone rules here, so you just have lớn experiment & always see how your menus look once you place them in a given location.

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The footer menu will obviously go in the footer, and it can contain items lượt thích “Contact,” “About us,” or any other thing that can be found in the primary thực đơn too.

Now, in my case, you will only see two menu options – primary and social – because the Twenty Fifteen theme supports only these too. But if your theme provides more menus, you can manage them from the Manage Locations tab right here:


So, it’s your choice how many menus you use. If you’re planning to use more than two menus, kiểm tra the theme’s settings beforehand.

How khổng lồ delete & rename thực đơn items

To delete items from the custom menu, cliông chồng on each page’s small arrow to the right. You’ll see a few details about that page và the Remove button down below. Cliông xã on it, and that item will be deleted.


Do the same to rename the thực đơn items. Clichồng on their current name và change it.


Finally, cliông xã on one of the two Save sầu Menu blue buttons available. This will effectively save sầu all the changes you’ve made.


How to lớn add custom liên kết lớn your menu

All you need to lớn bởi is cliông chồng on Custom Links in the left column, & at this point you can add whatever links you want in your menu. Each link needs an URL (its quality web address), and the Link Text (the name of the links in the menu). Click Add to Menu, and you’re done.

Those custom links are useful for those cases where you want lớn link to a page that was not listed in the left column, lượt thích a whole external website, for example.


How khổng lồ link lớn category pages or tags

Want to lớn add post categories khổng lồ your menu as well? Clichồng on the Categories tab in the same left column, & select the ones that should appear in your thực đơn. Proceed in the same way you did with the other items.


How lớn add a social menu

To create a menu for your social accounts is even easier than creating a regular one. Cliông chồng the “create a new menu” liên kết, đầu vào the name, and cliông xã Create Menu.


The next step is lớn kiểm tra the Social Links Menu box at the bottom, and use the Custom Links tab lớn add your social truyền thông liên kết.


For example, you can input “Twitter” as the Link Text and paste in your Twitter account’s address in the URL field. Then cliông chồng on Add to Menu, & your Twitter tài khoản will be added khổng lồ the social thực đơn.

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Don’t forget khổng lồ always cliông xã on Save sầu Menu before previewing or leaving the page.

This is what my two custom menus look lượt thích after going through the steps above sầu (I used the Twenty Fifteen theme):


Was this tutorial useful to you? Let us know how was your first experience with creating a custom thực đơn in WordPress. 

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