In this video, I show you how to create pages for a custom WordPress menu that has sub-pages underneath it. I’ve included written instructions below.
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How to Add Pages to a WordPress Menu from Bonnie Gean
Previously, I showed you how to create a custom WordPress menu by following my How to Create a Menu in WordPress tutorial. So today, I want to show you how to create a menu with subpages.
Step 1 – Login to WordPress
The first thing you need to do is login to the WordPress dashboard for your blog. Look for Appearances > Menu and click the menu tab to access your custom menu settings.
Step 2 – Add Your Pages
To add pages to your menu setup, find the Pages box that lists all the pages for your WordPress blog. You’ll find it on the left sidebar of the menu area.
Select the pages you want by clicking each box to add a check mark. Once you’ve chosen them all, click the Add to Menu button. You should see the ticked pages showing in your menu navigation window.
The last thing we need to do is move the pages into position to make them subpages of a main page. (e.g. The FTC Disclosure page is a subpage, while the Legal page is considered the main page.)
Step 3 – Slide Your Pages
Using your mouse, grab a page and slide it to the right placing it directly under the main page. (e.g. I am sliding my Free Downloads page under the Resources page.)
As you’re sliding the page, you’ll notice a dashed box showing on the left side of your page button. This shows you where the page will sit once you release the mouse key.
Continue sliding all your pages until they are in the correct position and then click the Save Menu button. You MUST save your menu otherwise the changes won’t show in the browser window!
Step 4 – Check Your Browser
Refresh or reload your browser window and you should see the changes appear. Make sure your subpages are showing in the drop down window.
That’s all there is to it! You’ve done it; pat yourself on the back and congratulations!
If you prefer pictures, download the How to Add Pages to a WordPress Menu PDF Report file.
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