How to Create Menu in WordPress

WordPress is the most popular content management system. The WordPress menu typically appears at the top of your screen. Learn how to create menu in WordPress in simple steps:

  1. Open your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click on “Settings” and then “Menus.”
  3. Click on “Add New Menu.
  4. Fill out the fields for your new menu and then click “Save Menu.

WordPress menus are used to show your content in a user-friendly way – such as blog posts, pages, and sections of pages such as archives or categories.

Wordpress Menu

Add WordPress pages to a Menu:

WordPress menus and pages form the backbone of your website. Without them, you can’t create a complete experience for your users.  In this article, we will be learning how to add pages to the Menu in WordPress. You may or may not be familiar with how it works at all, as many people would create a menu as they go without knowing how to do it beforehand.
By following these steps, we will be able to add pages to our Menu and display them on our site:

  1. Click on pages on the left side under “Add Menu Items.”
  2. Click on View All and Select the pages you want to add to the WordPress Menu.
  3. Click on the “Add to Menu” button to add pages to the Menu.
  4. Save Menu.

WordPress pages to menu

add pages into WordPress Menu

Drop-down Menu in WordPress:

Dropdown menus are commonly used for navigation in the website. They make your site look more professional and presentable. Follow these steps to add a submenu in WordPress:

  1. To add the sub item, pull the menu item to the right under its parent item.
  2. Click Save Menu.

Dropdown Menu in WordPress

Custom Link into WordPress Menu:

  1. Click on “Custom Links” under Add Menu items
  2. Add URL, custom link.
  3. Add Link Text to show on the navigation menu bar.
  4. Click on “Add to Menu.”
  5. Save Menu.

Custom links

Custom links in menu

Posts into WordPress Menu:

If you want to add a new post into the menu in WordPress, you need to do the following:

  1. Open the Posts tab under “Add Menu items.
  2. Click “View All.
  3. Select the posts you want to add.
  4. Click on “Add to Menu.”
  5. Save Menu.

How to add posts into WordPress Menu

How to add posts into wordpress menu

Add Hidden Menu Items:

By default, WordPress shows Pages, Post, Custom links, and Categories under “Add Menu Items” on the left side. If you want to add some more elements to the section of “Add Menu Items” and want to show on the Main Menu of your WordPress Websites, then please follow these steps:

  1. Click on “Screen Options” on the top right.
  2. You will see all the elements.
  3. Select Tags.

Hidden menu tags

You will see the tag tab under the “Add Menu Items.

Menu tags


WordPress menus help users to organize content in their website. WordPress menus are easy to create, edit, and update. They are also highly customizable. To add created menu under footer you may check this article : How to edit footer in WordPress

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