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Manage Menus

To use the theme menu function firstly you have to define menu, than you can add menu items, and than you can make submenus.


Define menu

You must define a menu before you can add items to it.

  1. Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. From the ‘Appearance’ menu on the left-hand side of the Dashboard, select the ‘Menus’ option to bring up the Menu Editor.
  3. Select Create a new menu at the top of the page
  4. Enter a name for your new menu in the Menu Name box
  5. Click the Create Menu button.

Add menu to the site

To apper the menu on the site you have to choose the position of the menu with ThemeLocations.

  1. In the top of the page click the ‘Manage locations‘ button.
  2. Select your menu with the dropdown selection in column Assigned Menu.
  3. Click save changes.

Adding items to the menu

You can add different link types into your menu, these are split between panes left of the menu you’re currently editing.

  • Locate the pane entitled Pages.
  • Within this pane, select the View All link to bring up a list of all the currently published Pages on your site.
  • Select the Pages that you want to add by clicking the checkbox next to each Page’s title.
  • Click the Add to Menu button located at the bottom of this pane to add your selection(s) to the menu that you created in the previous step.
  • Click the Save Menu button once you’ve added all the menu items you want.

Your custom menu has now been saved.


Multi level menus

When planning the structure of your menu, it helps to think of each menu item as a heading in a formal report document. In a formal report, main section headings (Level 1 headings) are the nearest to the left of the page; sub-section headings (Level 2 headings) are indented slightly further to the right; any other subordinate headings (Level 3, 4, etc) within the same section are indented even further to the right.

The WordPress menu editor allows you to create multi-level menus using a simple ‘drag and drop’ interface. Drag menu items up or down to change their order of appearance in the menu. Drag menu items left or right in order to create sub-levels within your menu.

To make one menu item a subordinate of another, you need to position the ‘child’ underneath its ‘parent’ and then drag it slightly to the right.

  1. Position the mouse over the 'child' menu item.
  2. Whilst holding the left mouse button, drag it to the right.
  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. Repeat these steps for each sub-menu item.
  5. Click the Save Menu button in the Menu Editor to save your changes.