Menus will be the first thing your visitors will see on your website, as it should serve as guidance for them to move throughout your website seamlessly. That is what offering a great user experience is about. In order to make easy-to-follow menus, you must know how their settings work. This article will provide insights on menus and all their options.
Menus work in two levels, the parent level and the child level which can be further subdivided into smaller levels. To configure menus you must use the WordPress backend interface, but it will all be smooth work, you must not worry about it. To open the menu settings in WordPress go to Appearance > Menus
- Click on the Create a New Menu link and it will direct you to the page where you will configure your new menu. First off, name your menu properly in the field required, so you know which one to use for future references. And then Click on Create Menu.
- You can add Pages, Posts, Custom Links, Categories to your menu. Click on each one of the menu items and it will open the settings window from where you can choose to add items from the three main tabs Most Recent, View All, and Search Item. Except for Custom Links where you can either use a URL or a hashtag (this creates a menu item that doesn’t link anywhere. This can be particularly useful when you want to add submenus but you don’t want your parent menu item to link anywhere. Once you point to the menu item you want to add, fill in the required fields and click on the Add to Menu button.
- To create child-level menus you simply drag the menu item a bit further and it will automatically become the submenu to the parent menu above. You can create multi-leveled menus, depending on your resources.
- When u are done creating your menu and you feel you have added all the right items, you click on Save Menu, thus your menu will be saved and ready to be used.
Manage menus from WordPress Appearance
- One alternative way to create menus can be found in the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customize.
- Scroll down to Menu settings and click on it.
- Here you will have all the menus you have created and can manage them from this portal
- You can create a new menu, delete a menu or even add items all in the WordPress customizer
Nav Menu Element
You can further customize your Navigation Menu by using the Nav Menu element. You can add a Navigation Menu anywhere on the site, by simply dragging and dropping the element to the working page. The most common usage of the nav menu can be found in headers or footers, but a sidebar menu can look really great too.
- To start inserting a nav menu, you can go ahead and add a New Page or edit an existing one
- Click on the Edit with the Elementor button, to start editing on the front-end.
- Once you land on the page builder interface, you can see the widgets panel on the left, scroll down to find the Nav Menu widget, or use the search box to find it easily.
- The Nav Menu element is a Neuron Element, part of our Neuron Builder Plugin, provided for our users to create highly functional and beautiful headers or footers, by integrating such a crucial component that the navigation menu can be.
- Drag and Drop the Nav Menu element to the working and start customizing it to the extent you wish.
- Choose to adjust and tweak the settings options from the left panel, which is divided into three tabs, The Content Tab, The Style tab, and the Advanced Tab. Once done hit Publish and you will be good to bo. For more information on Nav Menu Element please check this article.