Appearance > Menus

The Appearance Menus Screen enables a user to create custom navigation menu in place of a theme’s default menu. The Menu User Guide describes the details of adding, deleting, and maintaining menus.

Screen Options
The Screen Options allow you to choose which modules are displayed, or not displayed, in the underlying Screen. Clicking on the Screen Options tab shows a list of the possible modules and options with a check-box next to each. Check the box for each module or option you want displayed, or uncheck the box to not display that module. Click the Screen Options tab again to close the Screen Options.

Certain modules, like Posts are hidden by default.

Expanding, Collapsing, and Rearranging, Modules

The modules, such as Posts, can be expanded, or collapsed, by clicking on the module title bar.

In addition, those modules can be moved by hovering the mouse cursor over the module title bar, when the mouse cursor changes to 4-arrows, hold the left-mouse button down, drag the module to where you want to place it, then release the mouse button (this is called drag-and-drop).

Create a Menu

To create a new custom menu, click the "create a new menu" link, give the menu a name, and click Save Menu button.

Note: If the current theme does not support menus, the message, "The current theme does not natively support menus, but you can use the “Custom Menu” widget to add any menus you create here to the theme’s sidebar." will display informing you that widgets can be used to put custom menus in a sidebar.

You can create multiple menus. If your theme includes support for more than one menu, you can choose which custom menu to associate with each. You can also use custom menus in conjunction with the Custom Menus widget.

Once a menu is created these options are available:

Automatically add new top-level pages 
Check this box so that anytime a new top-level Page is created, that Page will automatically be added to the menu.

Theme Locations 
If more than one menu is supported, you can select where this menu should go.

Delete Menu 
Click this link to delete the menu. Deleting also deletes the menu items. Save menu  Click this button to save the menu.

Add Menu Items

After a menu is created, then detail items can be added to the menu. Choose items like custom links, pages, and categories, from the left column to add to the menu.

After items have been added to a menu, drag and drop to put them in the order you want. You can also click each item to reveal additional configuration options. You can also drag a menu item a little to the right to make it a submenu, to create menus with hierarchy. You'll see when the position of the drop target shifts over to portray the nested placement. When you have finished building your custom menu, make sure you click the Save Menu button.

You can specify a different navigation label for a menu item as well as other attributes. You can create multiple menus. If your theme includes more than one menu, you can choose which custom menu to associate with each. You can also use custom menus in conjunction with the Custom Menus widget.

Theme Locations

Theme locations allow the definition of the placement of your menu. Some themes support two menu locations. For themes that only support one menu the message ' Your theme supports 1 menu. Select which menu you would like to use.' displays.

Location 
From the pull down box, select the menu that will be presented in the location such as Primary Location.

Save 
Click to save the location selection.

Pages

Links to specific pages can be added to the menu. Three tabs, Most Recent, View All, and Search, determines what posts are displayed for selection as a menu item. When the View All tab is displayed, a Home choice, while not an actual page, also becomes available to add to the menu. The Checkbox, Select All, and Add to Menu options are also displayed in this module.

Checkbox
Check the box next to the item to add to the menu.

Select All
Cause the Checkbox to be checked on all items. If you click this link again, all items will be unchecked.

Add to Menu
Click this button to add the selected items to the menu.

Event Smart Pages

Links to specific Event Smart virtual pages can be added to the menu. These pages basically display list of events or a list of venues.

Events

Single events can be added to the menu. Three tabs, Most Recent, View All, and Search, determines what categories are displayed for selection as a menu item. The Checkbox, Select All, and Add to Menu options are also displayed in this module.

Venues

Single venues can be added to the menu. Three tabs, Most Recent, View All, and Search, determines what categories are displayed for selection as a menu item. The Checkbox, Select All, and Add to Menu options are also displayed in this module.

Links

Custom links allow links defined by you that don't fit into the other types of menu items.

URL
Enter the URL of the custom link. Label Enter the label describing the custom link URL.

Add to Menu
Click this button to add this as a Custom item to the menu.

Once added to the menu, the item will display to the right with the label, the word Custom and a configuration arrow that can be used to change the URL or Label as well as Remove the custom link from the menu.

Categories

Categories can be added to the menu. Three tabs, Most Recent, View All, and Search, determines what categories are displayed for selection as a menu item. The Checkbox, Select All, and Add to Menu options are also displayed in this module.

Event Categories

Event Categories can be added to the menu. Three tabs, Most Recent, View All, and Search, determines what categories are displayed for selection as a menu item. The Checkbox, Select All, and Add to Menu options are also displayed in this module.

Venue Categories

Venue Categories can be added to the menu. Three tabs, Most Recent, View All, and Search, determines what categories are displayed for selection as a menu item. The Checkbox, Select All, and Add to Menu options are also displayed in this module.

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