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Custom Menus

In this WordPress video tutorial we’ll learn how to use WordPress’ custom menus, a very nifty fairly new feature to WordPress. Custom Menus allow non tech savvy WordPress admins customize their website’s navigation. Note that custom menus are reliant on WordPress themes, and not all WordPress themes support custom menus.

WordPress Tutorial Transcript

Hello and welcome to LifeGuard. In this video, we’ll be looking at how to create Custom Menus. You can access this page by clicking ‘Menus’ in the sidebar under the Appearance menu.

Custom Menus is a great feature, but it does require that your theme enables them. You can use Custom Menus one of two ways:
First, if your theme has custom menus built into the theme, you can place them into your theme directly from the Menus page
Second, you can create a custom menu, and then place it into your theme through a widget

To create a custom menu, enter a menu name and click ‘Save Menu’.

You can add custom links to external or internal pages. To add a link to an internal page, simply check one or several of the boxes and click Add to Menu (you could also use this link to select all). You can view all pages from this tab, or if you have a large number of pages, you can Search for the page with this tab.

Adding another menu is as simple as clicking on the “+” and repeating the steps we just followed. If you wish to delete a menu, click the “Delete Menu” link. but note that once it’s been deleted, it cannot be recovered.

It’s easy to customize menus further; To rearrange them, simply click and drag into the order that you want. If your theme supports drop down menus or other forms of sub navigation, you can create them by dragging the menu item a little to the right until you see it snap in place. Click the arrow to expand an item and edit details.