15.06.2023

Menu management on WordPress.

Wordpress

The menu is one of the most important elements of a website. Properly organized and easy to navigate, it makes it easier for users to find the information they need and increases the overall usability of the site. That is why it is usually located at the top of the website. In WordPress, you’ll find plenty of menu management options to customize your navigation.

In this article, we will discuss the key steps that will enable you to manage your menus efficiently in WordPress.

Create a basic menu.

To do this, then you need to log in to the admin panel and go to “Appearance” and then “Menu”. Here you can create a new menu by giving it a name (visible only to you) and clicking the “Create Menu” button. Now you can add other elements, such as pages, entries, categories, custom links. They are located on the left side of the window and to join them, select “Add to menu”.

The next step is to organize the menu items in the right order. You can change their order by dragging and dropping rectangles. It is also possible to create submenus, which means that within one tab there will be several other links. This will allow for a more hierarchical and readable menu structure. Only at this point do we choose its position, which can be changed in the “Menu settings” option. Here you will find all the places that have been prepared for the menu by the theme developer. We can choose one of these options.

Menu expansion

Most themes on WordPress allow you to create more menus, for example: in the header, sidebar, footer of the page. To do this, find the “Menu” option under the “Appearance” tab, and then go to “Create a new menu.” For more complex designs, we recommend using more advanced plug-ins or choosing specially developed themes. In addition, when editing the menu, you can set options for each of its elements. You can enter:

  • Option: open link in a new tab as the default way to open a new item.
  • Add CSS classes.
  • Item description.
  • The title attribute that will be displayed when the cursor hovers over the element.

WordPress offers a wide range of menu customization options. For most sites, these simple solutions will suffice, but they make it easier for users to navigate the website. Therefore, with due diligence, you need to adapt the menu to the functionality of the website.