You may need to use your website’s menu features if you’re wanting to add a new page to your menu. Menus allows you to easily:
- Change the order of pages
- Nest pages to create sub-pages
- Add posts and custom links to your navigation menu
- Display posts on multiple pages by creating category pages
Editing Your Menu
You can access your Menu by going to the Dashboard and clicking on Appearance → Menus
You will be brought to the Menus page. Due to the customization of your site, you may have more than one menu.
Adding Pages to your Custom Menu
1. Select Your Menu
Due to the customization of your site, you may have one or more Menus. Select the one that you want to add your pages to by choosing it in the “Select a menu to edit” dropdown. Then, click the “Select” button.
2. Select your Page or Pages
Adding new pages to your menu is a simple as checking the proper boxes for the pages you want. On the left-hand side of the Menu page under the “Pages” or “Posts” section, place a checkmark next to the item you want to add to your menu.
3. Add to Menu
Once you’ve selected the appropriate menu item(s) click “Add to Menu“. The pages you chose will drop in at the very bottom of your current menu structure.
4. Change the Order of Menu Items and Create Sub-Menus
At any time, you can change the order and placement of menu items. Drag and drop the items up and down in the menu structure to change the order of menu items. If you want to create a sub-menu item, click and drag that menu item to the right, beneath the item you want it to be a sub-menu item of. You will know if that menu item is a sub-menu item if it has an indent to the left of it.
5. Save Menu
Once you’ve made your changes be sure to click “Save Menu“. Your changes will not show on the front-end of your website until you hit save.
Adding Category Pages to Your Menu
All posts will appear on your main posts page, but you can also create category pages that only display posts that you’ve designated with a specific category.
Simply follow the steps above, but instead of selecting “Pages” or “Posts” place a checkbox next to the category under the “Categories” section for which you want to create a page. Click “Add to Menu“.
Don’t forget to click “Save Menu“!
Adding Custom Links to your Menu
Want a menu item to link directly to another website? No problem! Select the arrow to the right of “Custom Links” to expand that section, type in the custom URL, type in a label, then “Add to Menu“.
Be sure to click “Save Menu” each time you make any changes to your Menu.
Changing Menu Item Titles
You can change the menu item title to what you’d like it to read in the menu. To edit a page, post, category, or custom link menu item, just click the arrow to the right of the item to expand that section.
Once it is expanded, you can change the “Navigation Label” to what you’d like to show for that menu item. (By default, it pulls in the set page/post title).
When you’re done, click the blue “Save Menu” button.