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Add Page to Menu in WordPress

This document will walk users through how to add a page to a menu in WordPress.

The default for some (most) WordPress themes is to automatically add newly created pages to the menu, but to be more intentional about how your audience encounters pages, you'll have to create, and save a menu; sometimes you have to make it the primary menu, or "top" menu. 

Start out on the Dashboard, and then navigate to the Appearance >> Menus tab.

main menu

This page is where you will create and save a new menu. Give it a title, and click "Create Menu"

create menu

  1. Tick the boxes of the pages you want to add to the menu, 
  2. Then click "Add to Menu"

tick the boxes of the pages

  1. Reorder the pages into the desired order: hover over the page (your cursor will turn into a four-directional arrow, and move the pages up/down for order, and to the right if you want pages to become sub-pages listed under the page above).
  2. Tick the box for Primary Menu/ Top Menu / Main Menu (this language changes from theme to theme, so make sure you know where your menus are located).
  3. Click Save menu

order of pages

Here is an example of a theme with a "Main Menu"

main menu

Here is an example of a menu that has a "Primary Menu" and shows what a sub-page looks like (in certain themes):

final version of the menu



Keywords:menu, pages, filter, submenu items, posts, wordpress, help, eportfolio, port, portfolio, eport, capstone, add,   Doc ID:78330
Owner:Kate F.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2017-11-20 11:31 CSTUpdated:2017-11-21 08:44 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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