Add a New Menu Item

Getting Started

1. Open the site’s WordPress Dashboard.

2. Go to Appearance Menus (See Figure 1.1)

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Figure 1.1

Menu Overview – Before

Figure 1.2 provides an overview of the menu-edit interface provided by the WordPress platform.

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Figure 1.2

The WordPress platform provides three different menu-item options:

  • Pages
  • Links
  • Categories

Note: This shows the menu before any changes have been made.

Adding Menu Items

Figure 1.3 depicts the process for adding any of the three menu-item options provided by the WordPress platform.

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Figure 1.3

1. Pages

  • Select a page that you want to add to the menu
  • Click the “Add to Menu” button below

2. Links

  • Type the URL of the link
  • Provide “Link Text” that will appear as the title for the menu item
  • Click the “Add to Menu” button below

3. Categories

  • Select a category that you want to add to the menu
  • Click the “Add to Menu” button below

Menu Overview – After

Figure 1.4 provides an overview of the menu-edit interface after new menu-items have been added.

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Figure 1.4

1. Click Save Menu to save the changes/edits made.

  1. “Contact Us” – Page
  2. “Sample Link” – Custom Link
  3. “Home” – Category