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How to Create a WordPress Menu

The menu is a must for every website to have easy navigation. A user can access any page from one spot by organizing a menu that is simple to navigate for the website. So, in this guide, you’ll learn how to create a WordPress menu step-by-step.

Why Use Menus?

A menu functions as a site map, so it must be simple for visitors to understand, navigate, and, most importantly, find the items they’re looking for.

Additionally, a well-designed menu enhances the user experience and ultimately leads to conversions, as you may have already figured out. If users can find their desired location, they will likely stay on a website and view more material.

5 Steps to Create a new Menu in WordPress

1 Step — Log into your WordPress dashboard.

2 Step — Next up, navigate to the Appearance > Menu.

Appearance menus tab

3 Step — Next, click on the “create a new menu” link.

Create new menu

4 Step — Edit menu name and settings.

After you click on the “create a new menu” link, you should see the page where you can enter the name for your new menu and some menu settings. 

You can automatically add new top-level pages to the menu and decide whether it should be your primary, secondary, off-canvas, footer, or logged-in account menu. 

Finally, click the “Create Menu” button in the bottom right corner.

create wordpress menu

5 Step — Hit Create Menu button.

Now you’re all set with your new WordPress menu. Let’s look at how to edit the menu after you create it.

Steps to Edit a New Menu in WordPress

1 Step — Go to menu section.

 After you create your new WordPress menu, you can make some changes. First, you need to go back to the Appearance section in your WordPress dashboard and then to the menu section

2 Step — Select the menu you want to edit.

Next, you need to make sure the menu you want to edit is selected in the dropdown box at the top. Ensure you click the select button once you choose the menu you wish to edit.

edit wp menu settings

3 Step — Edit menu.

After that, you can make all the required changes by ticking the appropriate checkboxes in the Menu Structure settings. Remember to click the Save Menu button once all changes have been made.

How to Delete Menu in WordPress

Now it’s time to look at how to delete a menu in WordPress. This is even easier than creating or editing a menu. Here are the steps:

1 Step — navigate to the Appearance > Menu.

2 Step — Select the menu, you want to delete.

When you’re in the menu section, select the menu you want to delete at the top of the screen, and make sure to click select when done.

3 Step — Press the Delete link.

delete wordpress menu

Finally, you click the red delete menu link in the bottom left corner, then you’re all set, and your menu is deleted.


Now understand how to create a WordPress menu, edit, and delete them. You also know why it is essential to have a user-friendly menu that will contribute to a better user experience.

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