In this article, we will walk you through editing menus and adding menus to your BoldGrid theme from the WordPress customizer. You can choose from a variety of menu locations to add drop-down menus to pages, categories, and more.
Menus are the primary navigation method for your site visitors. They will be using the menus to learn more about your site, navigate between pages, and interact with your site offerings. For business owners, menus provide an opportunity to communicate your goals and values to your customer as well as an avenue for them to communicate with you.
It is less likely a visitor will stay on your site long enough to read it if they find difficulty navigating pages. Designers should provide an easy path for visitors to follow, and BoldGrid adds all the functionality you will need to do this right from the WordPress customizer. If you are not already logged into your WordPress admin menu, go ahead and log in now to get started.
You may notice you have some default menus already installed. These menus will have a name and a current location. BoldGrid comes with a series of Menu Locations you can use.
- Primary Menu
- Top of Footer
- Secondary Menu, Above Header
- Top Right, Above Header
- Footer Center
If a menu is currently occupying one of those locations, you can see the name of the menu in parentheses.
Adding New Pages to Your Menu
After choosing a menu location for your new menu, you will notice the Menu Options below. If you would like a new menu item to appear for new pages, check the box labeled Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu. Continuing along in this WordPress Customizer series, you are going to learn more about using Widgets in your site.
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