Primary Navigation

WordPress allows you to group pages of your site as well as any links to any external sites into Menus. You can do this by going to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard.

Creating a Navigation

Note: Before creating the menu(Figure 1 & 2) you have to make sure that the navigation display is enabled. You can do this by going to Appearance > Theme Options > Navigation and check the ‘Display the Navigation’ and click Save Changes (Figure 1).

  1. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus
  2. Click on the ‘Create a new menu’ link.
  3. Enter a name for the menu.
  4. Click “Create Menu” button.
  5. Then choose items like pages, categories or custom links from the left column to add to this menu.
  6. After you have added your items, drag and drop to put them in the order you want. You can also click each item to reveal additional configuration options.
  7. Now let’s assign this menu to the Primary menu area in the theme by selecting the Primary check box right next to the label Theme Locations under Menu Settings.
  8. When you have finished building your menu, make sure you click the Save Menu button.

Figure 1: Display Navigations

Creating the primary navigation

Figure 2: Creating the primary navigation, Part 1


Figure 3: Creating the primary navigation, Part 2

Add or Remove Menu Items

  • To add additional menu items, you can follow the same step as you did before, choose items from the left column. It could be pages, posts, categories,  tags, and custom links.
  • To remove an item, expand the item by clicking on the small arrow on the right side of the item, and click Remove(Figure3).

Figure 3: Removing Menu Item


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