Create a Menu in WordPress

Almost every site on the World Wide Web uses a navigation menu. WordPress has the same functionality that is built in to make it simple! After this lesson you will have a Menu for your site and should be able to move forward and build a site from what you have been taught!

Adding A Menu in WordPress

To add a menu to your WordPress site, simply follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Appearance -> Menus from the Side Navigation Bar
  • Click on “create a new menu”
  • Enter a Menu Name
  • Click on Create Menu
  • Select the location the Menu will be displayed. This may look different but should always say which area the menu will be displayed (for example, Header / Main Menu).
  • Click on Save Menu

You now have a menu ready to be displayed on your site.

Adding An Item To A Menu

It couldn’t be simple to add an item to a menu:

  • Select the item from the left hand side of the screen
  • Click on Add To Menu
  • On the Right hand side, drag the item into position.
  • Click on Save Menu

That’s it, it is that simply to add any item, including custom links to your website!

Removing An Item From A Menu

Another task that WordPress has made quick and painless. Just follow these steps to delete an item from a menu:

  • Click on the down arrow next to the menu item (right hand side of item)
  • Click on Remove
  • Click on Save Menu


After this post you now know:

  • How to create a menu
  • How to add items to a menu
  • How to remove items from a menu
  • How to position items within a menu

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me.