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11 Simple Steps to Add a Custom Menu

Several clients have recently asked for help with changing navigation menus, so I decided it was time to create a simple tutorial to guide you. So here it is in 11 simple steps.

Step 1 – Go to Appearance -> Menus in your Dashboard
Step 2 – Add a menu and give it a name
Step 3 – Click “Create Menu”
Adding a custom menu

Step 4 – Select the pages you want to include in your menu
Step 5 – Click “Add to Menu”:
adding a custom menu in WordPress

Step 6 – Re-order menu items by dragging and dropping:
WordPress Custom Menu

Step 7 – Customize the Navigation Label
Step 8 – Save Menu:
WordPress Custom Menu

Step 9 – For sub-menu items, drag the item to the right and drop
Step 10 – Save Menu
WordPress Custom Menu

Step 11 – Select your custom menu as the Primary Menu and Save:
WordPress Custom Menu

That’s it. You now have a custom menu which you can easily update by adding more pages, changing the order, customizing labels and adding sub-menu items by dragging them to the right under the parent item. Repeat the steps above to create additional custom menus to be used in your sidebar or footer widgets.

If I missed anything, let me know in the comments!

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