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How Do I Add a Page or Link to the Menu?

From the Dashboard, navigate to the Appearance menu item in the left side nav bar, and then choose Menus.

Once there, you will see a screen with your existing menu items (in a tree display on the right hand side) and several menu item addition boxes on the left side. There are two items you can add to a menu: existing pages (created through the Page editor) or custom items (a link to anything that’s not a page).

Adding Items to a Menu

To add an item top your menu, follow the steps below.

  1. Locate the pane entitled Pages.
  2. Within this pane, select the View All link to bring up a list of all the currently published Pages on your site.
  3. Select the Pages that you want to add by clicking the checkbox next to each Page’s title.
  4. Click the Add to Menu button located at the bottom of this pane to add your selection(s) to the menu that you created in the previous step.
  5. Scroll back to the Menu Editor.
  6. Click the Save Menu button.

Your custom menu has now been saved.

Deleting a Menu Item

To delete a menu item:

  1. Locate the menu item that you want to remove in the menu editor window
  2. Click on the arrow icon in the top right-hand corner of the menu item/box to expand it.
  3. Click on the Remove link. The menu item/box will be immediately removed.
  4. Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.

Customising Menu Items

The Navigation Label
This field specifies the title of the item on your custom menu. This is what your visitors will see when they visit your site/blog.

The Title Attribute
This field specifies the Alternative (‘Alt’) text for the menu item. This text will be displayed when a user’s mouse hovers over a menu item.

  1. Click on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the menu item to expand it.
  2. Enter the values for the Navigation Label and Title Attribute that you want to assign to the item.
  3. Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.

Your menu items are now added to the menu! If you want to move the items around, please refer to the FAQ Item How Do I Move Menu Items?

How Do I Move Menu Items?

The Menu editor (found under Appearance) lets you move menu items by simple click-and-drag. That is, click and hold on a menu item and then drag it up, down, to the left (to cause the item to not be a sub menu item) or to the right (to be a submenu item).

Creating Multi-level Menus

When planning the structure of your menu, it helps to think of each menu item as a heading in a formal report document. In a formal report, main section headings (Level 1 headings) are the nearest to the left of the page; sub-section headings (Level 2 headings) are indented slightly further to the right; any other subordinate headings (Level 3, 4, etc) within the same section are indented even further to the right.
The WordPress menu editor allows you to create multi-level menus using a simple ‘drag and drop’ interface. Drag menu items up or down to change their order of appearance in the menu. Drag menu items left or right in order to create sub-levels within your menu.

To make one menu item a subordinate of another, you need to position the ‘child’ underneath its ‘parent’ and then drag it slightly to the right.

  1. Position the mouse over the ‘child’ menu item.
  2. Whilst holding the left mouse button, drag it to the right.
  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. Repeat these steps for each sub-menu item.
  5. Click the Save Menu button in the Menu Editor to save your changes.