First, log into your WordPress site dashboard.
Once in, look to the left and you’ll see Appearance. Hover over that and on the flyout navigation, you’ll see “Menus”. (Your Appearance flyout may not have the same options as mine. This is OK. These vary by theme. Also, on the left, you won’t see all the same options I have. These also vary by theme and plugins.)
Click the Menus link.
Now you will see something that looks like this (again, your menu will not look like mine).
Note that on the left, there is a box. Mine has many options, due to the number of plugins I have. You can select pages or categories, or other options you have due to plugins.
Just click the checkbox, then the “Add to Menu” button, and the item will be added to the right. THEN, you can drag and drop the menu links where you want them. Notice that some of mine are a little to the right, under another section. That is because it is now a dropdown menu. So long as your theme supports drop down menus (and most do) this is an option for you.
BEAR IN MIND: your menu will not work until you click the Save Menu button (button color varies by theme).
Lastly, bear in mind you are on the correct navigation section you want to make changes to. Some themes only have one. Some have two, such as this one:
These are for sites that have two navigations. Here are two examples of such types of navigation:
Note that each site has navigation at the top, and again at the bottom. This is why your menu may give the option for Primary and Secondary navigation. That said: not all themes have this. So if you don’t see it, don’t panic. Just work with what you have. If you want a theme with two nav sections, those are easy to come by. Get in touch and I can help you find a theme that will suit your needs.
Again, any questions? Just holler and I am happy to help!
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