First off, thank you for visiting this WordPress Video Tutorial featuring our introduction to custom menus. This tutorial will cover the basics of menus, custom menus, setting up menus!
Custom WordPress Menus
Since WordPress 3.0 Custom Menus have been supported, and some themes feature Menu Locations in order to place your custom menus at certain locations on your WordPress Theme.
Wordpress Menus enable a user to create a custom navigation style in place of the Theme’s default menu. This can allow you to rearrange, organize, remove, edit them navigation structure of your WordPress site.
WordPress Menus and Location
There are various options when it comes to WordPress menus and location . These settings can be acheived in the Sreen Options display. The Screen Option settings allow you to choose which modules are shown and whic are not. By clicking the screen options tab at the top of your browser window, you will be presented with check boxes in which you can toggle on/off what you want to be shown.
Certain themes support Navigation Menu Descriptions and inserting the “title tag attribute” will help with website SEO.
Adding and Rearranging Menu Items
Adding and Rearranging menu items ensure that your site structure is easy to navigate. By setting up your menu certain ways this will allow for easy web site navigation. A lot of these settings are common sense, but for the most part you should set your menu in relation to parent and child page types. You will want to have a home page link, blog and contact us links too.
You can rearrange your menu by going to APPEARANCE > MENUS and then clicking, holding and dragging the menu to its new location. To add a menu, you simply choose the type of item you want to add (PAGE/POST/CATEGORY), select the checkbox next to the item(s) and click add.