Menus are an integral part of a WordPress theme and website. However, for those of you who are new to WordPress, creating a menu is a bit difficult, in fact, creating a menu is also very simple, you just need to pay a little attention to be able to create it as you like. In this article, I will show you how to create menus in WordPress.
First, you log into the dashboard with an admin account, then navigate to the Appearance menu on your left hand column. The Apperance menu will have a paintbrush icon, in this is where you manage the interface as well as set up information related to the interface.
After entering the Appearance menu, you continue to enter the Menus management function. Inside this will contain information related to the existing menu on your page, if no menu has been created, then select the link create a new menu.
In the image above, the points I highlighted in yellow are the main parts of your process of creating and managing menus for WordPress.
Part Menu name means the name of the menu, here you name the menu yourself to suit the function and location. After creating the menu, click the save button.
The left column will include information that you can use to insert into the menu, including default information such as Pages, Links, Categories. This information you can customize through the Screen Options of the page. If you don’t know, go back to read the tutorial on using the WordPress dashboard that I posted earlier.
In this left column, you can select the squares with the links you want to add to the menu, then click the Add to Menu button to add those links to the current menu.
Note, for each category, it has 3 small tabs above the checkboxes, including: Most Recent to show the links you recently used, View All is for you to see all the links in the current section, Search is for you to search for a link.
The Pages and Categories section as well as other taxonomy or post types, it has a box for you to choose, which one you want to use, you just need to press the down-pointing triangle arrow button to open that item. The Links section is for you to enter custom links, just name and remove the link you want to point to here, then click Add to Menu.
Once the links have jumped into the menu, you can remove them by clicking the little triangular arrow button to the right of the link, then clicking Remove. When you expand a link in the menu, there will be a place for you to edit the display text and other fields, if you don’t want to change it, you can keep it.
You can rearrange the position of the links in the menu by dragging and dropping to the desired position, if any link is indented compared to the previous link, it is a sublink, later displayed it will be a sub -menu.
The bottom part of the menu links will be Menu Settings, in this you choose the position you want to put the display menu. These positions when the interface code is already declared for you. Similar to this section, you look up there will be 2 tabs: Edit Menus (the current page you are editing the menu on) and Manage Locations to manage the locations where the menu will appear outside the interface.
You can completely choose for the menu to appear in the correct location, if the menu does not select the location, you can use it for the purpose of appearing on the widgets of the interface. So through this article you learned how to create a simple menu for WordPress, good luck.