Adding Menu Items

To add menu item, you must be in the Dashboard and click on Appearance | Menus.

Menus

The  right hand side shows the menu items that are currently in the menu.  The arrangement of them from top to bottom reflects how they will be arranged on the home page.  Menu items that are indented will be sub menu items of their non-indented menu item.  So above, Mission Statement is a sub menu item of Home.

To set the properties or options for a menu item, just click on the down arrow to the right of the item.

The left hand panel shows you the places that the menu items can be directed:

  • Pages – To specific pages that have been created
  • Links – To specific URLs on this website or other websites
  • Categories – Posts that have particular categories assigned to them
  • Format – Will be explained later

Pages

If you want to add a menu item that will take a user to a particular page (not post), click on the down arrow to the right of the Pages button.  That will bring open up the properties section and show the options for linking a menu item to a page.

Pages Menu

Note that what shows up is a list of the pages in the website.

  1. Just click the checkbox next to the desired page and
  2. click the Add to Menu button at the bottom right.

This will add the menu item to the right hand panel.

Links

If you want to add a menu item that will take the user to a particular website page by specifying the complete URL, then click the down arrow to the right of the Links button.  This will bring up the properties section and show the options for linking a menu item to a specific URL.

Links

  1. Just fill in the complete URL that you want to link and
  2. put in the title of the menu item in the second text box.

Links Filled

This will add the menu item to the right hand panel.

Categories

If you want to add a menu item that links to all the Posts which are assigned to a particular category, then click on the down arrow to the right of the Categories button.  This will bring up the properties section and show the options for the Categories menu items.

categories1

It will bring up a list of all the categories that can be assigned to a Post.

  1. Click on the checkbox for the categories of Posts to be listed when the menu item is chosen and
  2. then click the Add to Menu button.

Categories Checked

This will put the menu item into the right hand panel.