In order to create a beautiful dropdown menu on your WordPress blog without coding (yay!) you’ll need just a slight amendment. Don’t worry, it’s not painful and once you’ve gotten the idea, it will go smoothly and you will be able to play with your menu items as much as you want!
On my Bewildered Slavica blog I’ve created just country categories, but you can add also cities, continents and whatever floats your mind. Possibilites are endless and your imagination is the only limit.
With one simple step you will be able to create as many items and subitmes in your menu as you wish.
Remember that first of all you have to create categories (in the dashboard: Posts – Categories) so then you can drag them and create a neat menu. If you have already created the categories, you can skip this step and go directly to the first video in this post.
Once you’ve created the categories in your WordPress, follow the steps from the video below.
- Go toyour WordPress dashboard, click Appearance and choose the Menu tab
- Choose the menu that you wish to amend
- Go to Custom Link tab and type ” # ” in the URL section
- Choose the items you want to add to your menu (categories, posts, pages, custom links) and add them
- The items will appear on the list and you have to choose your main category
- In order to add subcategories (subitems) you will just have to drag and drop them to the right
Items and subitems
You can create a, let’s say, Destinations tab and add Continents, then add a subitem (Countries) and another subitem (Cities).
In order to do so you’ll just need to drag the item like in the video below.
piece of cake, isn’t it?
Now it’s time to customize your menu!
You can add different items to your menu. You can link directly to some posts that you’ve written, custom links, direct your readers to pages or categories.
In order to do so, stick to your menu that you wish to fix. In the box on your left (I’ve marked it in red) you will see the items you can choose from. Add as many items as you want. You can now mix them, add main (mother) categories and subcategories (child)
As you can see on my other blog, I’ve mixed up some items in one menu: categories and pages. First three categories (Destinations, Discover, Travel Tips) are categories that direct my readers to the blog posts. The last tab (Contact) directs them to pages.
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