This article only shows you how to organize your Menu(s) / Footer. We have more articles on how to change the appearance:

Structuring Your Menu(s) / Footer

By default, your website has three main menus initially setup for you: a Main Menu (Primary) Menu, Footer Menu (Footer), and Right Menu (Menu Bar 3 & Right Side).

  • By default, the ‘Main Menu‘ is the primary menu. This is your main website navigation which displays at the top of every page.
  • The ‘Right Menu’ is located on the right side of the main menu and only compatible with Menu Style 3. See More on Menu Styles
  • The ‘Footer Menu‘ are the list items that appear in your footer.

In this article we will be going over:

Tip: Breadcrumb menus are automatically created when you establish a Hierarchy (parent/child) relationship between pages. See more details HERE

How to get to your Menus to edit/organize via Dashboard

  1. Login to the Website’s Dashboard.
  2. From the ‘Appearance‘ menu on the left-hand side of the Dashboard, select the ‘Menus‘ option to bring up the Menu Editor.

Editing Menu items (or links)

How to switch between different Menus to edit

You can switch between your Main Menu, Footer Menu and any other menu you have created easily near the top of the ‘Menus’ screen (see video).

Adding Items to a Menu

You can add different items into your menu. The pain on your left titled ‘Add menu items’ is where you can find and add your menu item(s). You can add a Page or News Post you have previously created, a category, or a URL.

In this example we are going to add a page to the menu bar:

  1. Under ‘Add menu items‘ Locate the pane entitled Pages. Click on it to expand the options.
  2. Within this pane, select the View All to bring up a list of all the currently published Pages on your site.
  3. Select the Page that you want to add by clicking the checkbox next to each of the Page’s title.
  4. Click the ‘Add to Menu’ button located at the bottom of this pane to add your selection(s) to the menu. When adding an item, it will automatically add the item at the bottom of the menu.
    • You can rearrange items by clicking on the item and dragging it to the correct location.
  5. Click the Save Menu button once you’ve added all the menu items you want.
Tip: Your page or news post must be published for you to see it

Deleting a Menu Item

  1. Under the Menu Structure, locate the menu item that you want to remove in the menu editor window
  2. Click on the arrow icon in the top right-hand corner of the menu item/box to expand it.
  3. Click on the Remove link. The menu item/box will be immediately removed.
  4. Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.

Customizing Menu Items

You can add different item types into your menu, such as News Posts, Categories, or even Custom Links. Once an item is added to a menu, you can do a few edits while the menu item is expanded.

Navigation Label: This field specifies the title of the item on your custom menu. This is what your visitors will see when they visit your site/blog.

Original: A link to the original source of the menu item (e.g. a link to view the post or page).

Creating Multi-levels in your Menu (drop down menus)

The menu editor allows you to create multi-level menus or a hierarchy using a simple ‘drag and drop’ interface.

The Main or Top Heading (Level 1) are the nearest to the left of the page; Sub-section menus or the drop down menus (Level 2) are indented slightly further to the right. Drag menu items up or down to change their order of appearance in the menu. Drag menu items left or right in order to create sub-levels within your menu.

To make a sub-section menus or the drop down menus (Level 2), you need to position the sub-menu underneath its main/top menu and then drag it slightly to the right.

  1. Position the mouse over the sub-menu menu item.
  2. Whilst holding the mouse button, drag it to the right.
  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. Repeat these steps for each sub-menu item.
  5. Click the Save Menu button in the Menu Editor to save your changes.

Pro Tip #1: Do you want to create parent items in a menu that doesn’t link to a page? Rather you want a parent item that just serves as a heading for the child menu items underneath it. To achieve this functionality, you’ll need to do a small but effective trick when managing your menu.

The first step when wanting to create a heading menu item is to create a non working custom link.

  1. Locate the pane entitled ‘Custom Links’.
  2. Within this pane, give the menu item a title and add a # to the url field.
  3. Select Add to Menu. This will then create a menu item with no link. The parent menu item is now disabled and can serve as heading. The sub-menu items are link to pages on your website. 

Pro Tip #2: If you have an Advanced Site, You can create a ‘callout’ button on any menu item. Callout buttons have an outline around the menu item for visitors to easily recognize and click on. All you have to do is add a “callout” class on any menu item.

Please see article: Menu ‘callout’ Button (Pro Tip)

This article only shows you how to organize your Menu(s). We have more articles on how to change the appearance: