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WordPress – Edit A Menu

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In this video I’m going to show you how to edit your menus.

To get started, click on Appearance.

Click on Menus.

If you recently added some new pages that you would like to add to your menu, under Pages, and then the Most Recent tab, select the Pages that you’d like to add to your menu.  In my case, I’m going to add the Home and Contact Us pages.

Then click Add to Menu.

Now you’ll see the two new pages I added underneath the Menu Structure.  There’s also two other tabs you can use to find your pages, if they don’t show up under the Most Recent tab.  First is the View All tab.

I don’t have many pages created yet so I pretty much see the same thing as on my Most Recent tab.  But if you have a lot of pages created, this may make it easier to find the page you need.  The next tab is Search.

This tab will be great if you have a large about of pages.  Instead of scrolling down the View All tab, you can type in the name or part of the name of the page to find it quicker.

Next up is adding Posts.  Click on the arrow to the right of Posts to expand your options.

Next you can add any Posts you have created to your menu.  I currently only have the default post, Hello World.  If I wanted to add a post, it works the same as Pages.  Check the box next to which one you’d like to add.  You can also use the View All or Search tabs if it helps you find your post faster.

Then click Add to Menu.

Next up is Custom Links.  Click on the arrow to the right of Custom Links to expand your options.

If you would like to add a link on your menu that points to another website, you’d want to use the Custom Links option.  Type in the URL that you’d like your link to go to.  Then next to Link text, type in the name of the menu.

For my example, I would like to display scores from ESPN.com.  So I will type in http://espn.com.

For the link text, I’m going to name it, Scores.

Click on Add to Menu.

Next up is Categories.  Click on the arrow to the right of Categories to expand your options.

You can add a menu item that will display all the posts that are in a specific blog category.  So say you want to add a page with all of your blog pages that are in the category of Square Dancing, you can add it here.  I currently only have the Uncategorized category.  When you do blogging, you will want to create your own categories.  You don’t have to create a menu item for these categories, but it gives you the option to.  I will go into more detail about categories in another video.  Since I only have Uncategorized, I’m going to select it and add it as a menu item.

Click Add to Menu.

Now you can see all the new menu items I created under Menu Structure.

Now I’d like to re-organize my menu items.  To do this, left click on the item you want to move and hold down the left click while you drag it to the spot you’d like it to be.  You’ll see a dotted outline appear.  Make sure the outline is where you’d like to move the menu item.  Then let go of the left click.  I’m going to move the Home page to be the first item.

To create a drop down menu, you drag the menu item so that the dotted outline is indented on the item that you want to be the main menu item.  I’m going to make the Hello World blog post a drop down of the About menu.

Now I’ll move Contact Us to be the very last item.

I’ll move the Uncategorized menu item to be another drop down menu of the About page.  So I will drag it where the outline is below Hello World, and indented under About.

Now I’m going to save the menu by clicking on Save Menu.

Now I’ll show you how to edit a second menu, if you have more than one menu set up.  Click on the drop down next to Select a menu to edit, and select the menu you would like to edit.

I’m going to select the Second Menu so I can edit it.

Then click on the Select button.

If you would like to delete an item from your menu, click on the arrow to the right of the menu item.

Then click on the Remove link.

If you would like to rename the menu label so that it’s different than the page name.

Click in the Navigation Label box and change the name to what you would like.

Click in the Navigation Label box and change the name to what you would like.

I’m going to rename it to About Us.

Now you want to save your changes by clicking on the Save Menu button again.

That’s it for this video.  I’ll see you in the next video.

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