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How do I configure top navigation menu of my site?

To configure the top navigation menu, go to your site's Dashboard and click on Appearance, then select Menus:

You will then be taken to a page that lists the items currently in the site's Menu Structure. To the left of this, you will see a box with tabs that indicate the different types of items you can add to your menu:

Specifically, you can search for and add menu items that link to:

  • Pages - A specific page on your site
  • Posts - A specific post on your site
  • Profiles - A specific profile on your site
  • Custom Links - A URL that exists outside of your site
  • Categories - A list of posts in a specific category
  • Tags - A list of posts with a specific tag

To begin, click to expand the tab of the type of item you wish to add to the menu. For example, the image above shows Pages expanded. You can view a list of the pages on your site (either Most Recent or View All), or Search based on the page title. Once you've found the page you wish to add to the top navigation menu, check the box next to the title and click the Add to Menu button. The item will be added to the bottom of the menu structure, so you would then need to click then drag/drop it to the desired location in the menu. Once you've placed an item where you want in the menu, make sure to click the blue Save Menu button.

Another example would be if you wish to add a link to an external website to your menu. You can expand Custom Links, which gives you the option to enter the URL you want to direct to, and a title that will appear in the navigation menu. Then, follow the same steps to drag/drop the item to the exact location you'd like it to appear in the menu.

Note: When editing the menu, sub-items are denoted by their indentation. If an item that you add is indented to the right of an item above it, then it will appear in the menu as a sub-item. You can organize sub-items using the same click then drag/drop method when moving items up and down the menu, but instead move them left or right of the above items.