How to Set up Your Navigation Menu in WordPress

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This quick tutorial will show you how to set up your navigation menu in WordPress. Menus is a feature built into WordPress.

If you want to place a navigation menu on your blog, you must set up a custom menu.

You have the ability to place whatever links you want into your navigation menu. You can add pages, categories, and custom links to your menu.

In this tutorial, we’ll assume that you already have some posts and pages created.


To begin, in your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Menus and create a new menu.

When creating your menu, type a name in the “Menu Name” box. This name can be anything you like. I usually name mine “Main Menu.”

Once your menu name is created, you can begin adding items to the “Menu Structure” area.

Under the “Pages” and “Categories” sections (on the left side of the page), check the box next to the item(s) you want to add to your menu, then click on the “Add to Menu” button.

The “Links” section allows you to add custom links to your menu.

For example, you can place a “Home” link in your menu by placing your websites URL in the “URL” box, and typing “Home” in the “Link Text” box.

How to Organize your Menu Links and Add Drop-Downs


To organize your menu items, you can drag and drop the items in the “Menu Structure” area to your desired locations.

To make an item drop down from a specific menu item, drag the menu item slightly to the right. Once you do this, those items will appear as dropdowns on your menu.

Finally, at the bottom of the page, where it says “Menu Settings” select the location for your navigation menu next to “Theme locations.” Don’t forget to save your menu.

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How to quickly set up your navigation menu in WordPress.