Menus are used in the primary navigation menus for blogs. Depending on the theme, they can appear at the top, the bottom, or on the side of each page. Creating menus will help your visitors find information and easily jump around your website. In this lesson we will walk you through creating a menu on your website and adding menus items that link to your pages and posts.
In order to create a custom menu, head over to the Appearance menu on the left-hand side and go to the Menus sub-menu. This is the main control panel for your menus. You can create, edit, and delete menus from this view.The information on the left has the pieces that you can add to a menu and the information on the right is the menu structure itself.
This box gives you an easy way to find pages that you have already written. It has a Recent box where you can find recently modified pages, a View All that will just list every Page on your site, and a Search that does what you would expect.
This is almost identical to Pages except it will search through the posts on your site instead.
When you create a new category a page is automatically generated that will list all of the posts in that category. By adding a category to a menu, a user can easily navigate to a listing of all posts in a specific category.
If you want to include a link in a menu that doesn’t go to a Page, Post, or Category then you can add an arbitrary URL through this item. On some of my blogs I have used menus as a way to point to other websites. This is where you would create that link.
Once you menu is created, you can add a new menu item by checking the box next to the item you want to add and clicking the Add to Menu button.
This is where you will actually configure the menus on your website. Creating a new menu is as simple as: