To add or remove items from your menu you will want to select “Appearances” from your dashboard and click on “Menus”. There you will see all the menus created for your site (if you do not have any menus you will need to create one).
Creating a new menu:
To create a new menu you will want to title it at the top of the page and click “create menu”. From there you can add new menu items based on the options on the left hand side of your screen.
Pages – pull pages directly from your website, simply click the box and click “Add to menu”
Links – These are for links mainly outside of your website or custom links not pulled from the other areas. Title and add the URL in the section provided and click “Add to menu”
Categories – Add any direct category links from your website to the menu here, these can be main categories or subcategories on your site
Organizing your WordPress menu:
To move a menu item you will simply click and drag it to the correct position. If you want it to be the first on your menu drag it all the way to the top, if you want it second or third drop it in position there. You will see a dashed line showing you where the menu item is being placed.
Add main menu item: To add a main menu item align it with the dashed line all the way to the left.
Add sub-menu item: If you want a sub-menu item as a drop down simply align it under and slightly to the right of the main menu item (you will see the dash box move over to the right). Once it’s where you want, let go of your button and it will drop in place. This creates a drop down menu UNDER the main item above it.
There are a few extra features you can use in your menu that you may miss at first. Click on “screen options” at the top right hand side of the screen and you will see additional options to use in your menu, simply check the box for the features you want. This will allow you to open links in a new window, set a CSS class to menu items, add a description, and much more.
Assigning your menus:
Once you have your menu set up you will want to select the placement of it, either as primary navigation or secondary navigation (this will varey on how your theme is set up but most will use primary). Then click on Save Menu and you’re set!