How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu

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Drop down menus in WordPress can add extra functionality and add to the intuitive user experience for your web site. In this WordPress tutorial, we will show you how to create WordPress Drop down Menu, add elements to it like Posts, Pages or external links.

The good part is that you can create a drop down menu in WordPress without using plugins or any coding.

Drop down menus are extremely useful for making one main category and adding listings to it. For example if you have a service website, you can list all the services in a drop down menu in WordPress, if you have products or portfolio items to display you simply create a drop down menu in WordPress.

In this WordPress Tutorial you will learn:

1. How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu?
2. How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for PAGES?
3. How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for CUSTOM LINKS?
4. How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for CATEGORIES?
5. How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for POSTS in 3 steps?
How to enable POSTS under the MENUS in WordPress?
How to add/ create POSTS under the MENUS in WordPress?

 

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How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu?

1. Login to your WordPress admin panel – normally it is yourdomain.com/wp-admin

2. Navigate to APPEARANCE –> MENUS

Once in the MENUS, select the menu to edit. You can have different types of menus, depending on the WordPress theme you have. You can have Header Menu, Footer Menu or many more.

select a menu to edit in WordPress

3. Create Menu you Wish by clicking on the left hand side and selecting either PAGES, Custom Links, Categories

How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for PAGES?

If you have created pages in your WordPress site, you can easily link them to Menus and Drop Down Menus. It is important to have the Pages created first by going to PAGES –> ADD NEW

After the WordPress page is created:

1. Navigate to APPEARANCE –> MENUS

Click on the PAGES option and select the page you wish to add to a Menu.

create drop down menu for pages in wordpress

If you wish to have the pages in drop down menus, add the PAGES to a MENU, and simply drag and drop the menu below your TOP menu.

TIP: If you wish to have PRODUCTS as the main menu to be displayed and SERVICE1 and SERVICE2 you add all 3 of the pages and SERVICE1 and SERVICE2 need to be dragged below and little to the right underneath the PRODUCTS

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How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for CUSTOM LINKS?

1. Navigate to APPEARANCE –> MENUS

2. Click on Custom Links and add the link

create drop down menu for custom links in wordpress

Add the links you wish to link to by clicking the ADD TO MENU, and simply reorder the links under the menu on right with drag and drop.

TIP: If you wish to link to a specific POST you can find the URL of the POST and add it here. This is much of a hassle and below we will show you how to add posts to menus and drop down menus easily.

How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for CATEGORIES?

1. Navigate to APPEARANCE –> MENUS

2. Click on CATEGORIES and add select the categories to be added

create drop down menu for categories in wordpress

Again you can add the categories to MENUS or DROP DOWN MENUS in WordPress and rearrange their order by drag and drop.

How to create WordPress Drop Down Menu for POSTS in 3 steps?

By default you cannot see the option to add posts to MENUS and DROP DOWN MENUS in WordPress. You need to enable this option, in order to have it visible under the MENUS.

How to enable POSTS under the MENUS in WordPress?

1. Login to your WordPress admin panel – normally it is yourdomain.com/wp-admin

2. Navigate to APPEARANCE –> MENUS

3. Click on the Screen option on the TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER

wordpress screen options

After the WordPress Screen options appear, select the POST and the option to make POSTS as MENUS and DROP DOWN MENUS in WordPress with be visible for you.

enable POSTS under the MENUS in WordPress

 

How to add/ create POSTS under the MENUS in WordPress?

Select the Posts you wish to add/create under MENUS and click on the ADD TO MENU button.

TIP: You can add several POSTS under MENUS and DROP DOWN MENUS in WordPress. To rearrange them, simply drag and drop the posts as described above.

create drop down menu for posts in wordpress

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