How to create a menu on WordPress

How to Create a Menu on WordPress

Menu is an important component of any website because it assists users to navigate through your content quickly and easily. A well-organized menu provides the fastest way to find the contents that the visitors are looking for while a poorly organized menu leaves a negative impact on your website’s search engine ranking because it uses the menu to understand your site. Therefore, disorganized menu leads to lower search rankings.

Another important detail is the location of your menu. Usually, a menu is placed on the top of the page, however, you can also place it in the sidebar and footer. 

Steps to Create a Menu on WordPress

Log into the WordPress dashboard

The first thing you need to do is to log into the WordPress dashboard.

Navigate to the Appearance section and Select Menus from the drop-down

Secondly, after you logged into your WordPress dashboard. You will see the left sidebar consisting of different sections like posts, media, pages, appearance, etc.

Click on “Appearance” and select “Menus.” 

Select “Create a New Menu” at the top of the page

After you have done the above steps it will lead you to the “Edit Menus” screen. There you can click on the “create a new menu” link. 

Name the menu and click the “Create Menu” button

By this step, your menu will be generated. So, you can add pages, posts, custom links, or categories to your menu, so, name the menu and click the “Create Menu” button.

Select the type of content you would like to display on your Menu.

Once you have created the menu, on the left side, you can select the type of content that you wish to display on your menus.

Click on “Add to Menu” and “Save Menu.”

Once you have selected the item click on the “Add To Menu” button and to save the item you have chosen click on the “Save Menu” button. After that, you can rearrange them as well using drag and drop.

Creating the Submenus

The submenu can be created by dragging the item slightly right underneath another menu item.

Removing the items from the menu

You can also remove the items from the menus. You simply need to click on the checkbox “Bulk Select” and after that, you can select the item you want to get removed. Then click on “Remove Selected Items”. 


The process of creating a menu on WordPress is straightforward.

  1. Firstly, Log into the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Appearance>Menus.
  3. Select “Create a News Menu.”
  4. Give the name to the Menu and click “Create Menu.”
  5. Select the type of content to display on Menu.
  6. Lastly, Click on “Add to Menu” and click “Save Menu”

Furthermore, add, delete, and rearrange the menu items. Improve the user’s experience of your website by creating simple, easy-to-navigate, and well-designed menus.

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