I have created a video tutorial to walk you through the 3 simple steps for creating a navigation menu in WordPress:
- Add New Page
- Create New Menu
- Add the new pages to the menu
Here is a summary of the tutorial:
STEP 1 – Add New Page
A navigation menu is usually composed with the pages of a website, but it can also include blog posts, links (internal and external), and categories. You will see all of these options in the Menus area. But first, let’s create a new page:
- Log into your WordPress account.
- In the left sidebar, click on Pages to see a list of all the existing pages. There are two ways to add a new page:
a. Click on the “Add New” sub-navigation item directly underneath the “All Pages” sub-nav item.
b. Click on the “Add New” button next to the Pages title at the top of the screen.
- Give your new page a title and click the “Publish” button in the right sidebar.
STEP 2 – Create New Menu
- In the left sidebar, click on “Appearance > Menus”.
- Select the “Edit Menus” tab at the top of the screen.
- If you’ve already created a menu, select the one you want to edit from the drop-down at the top of the screen.
- If you don’t have a menu, click on the link “create a new menu”, name it, and click the “Create Menu” button.
- At the bottom of the screen, select the Primary Navigation Menu for theme location. Click the “Save Menu” button.
STEP 3 – Add Page to Menu
- On the left side of the screen (next to the left sidebar), you’ll see the 4 options for what you can add to the menu:
Pages, Posts, Custom Links, and Categories.
Select “Pages” to reveal all of the pages you have created on the site. You might want to use the “View All” tab to see everything.
- Select any page(s) you want to add to the menu and click the “Add to Menu” button.
- WordPress will automatically add new pages to the bottom of the menu. You can re-order them any way you like by clicking and dragging the page into its new position.
- When finished adding pages and re-ordering them, click the “Save Menu” button.