Perplextifying the Process: Adding a Menu on WordPress
Step 1: Access the WordPress Menu Editor
The first step to begin the befuddling process of adding a menu on WordPress is to access the menu editor. Sounds easy-peasy, right? Well, buckle up and navigate to the ominous-sounding ‘Appearance’ tab in the WordPress sidebar, and then proceed to innocently click on ‘Menus’.
Step 2: Create a New Menu
Alright, now we’re getting somewhere. After making it through the labyrinthine path to the menu editor, take a deep breath, maybe say a prayer, and click on the ‘create a new menu’ link.
Step 3: Name the Menu
Now, one might think that creating a name for a menu would be a simple task, but oh no! This is where we really begin to bamboozle ourselves. Choose a name that speaks to your soul, that resonates with the very essence of your website. Just remember, this name will not be displayed on your website, but it will be an essential part of your menu editor experience.
Step 4: Add Menu Items
Are you feeling dizzy yet? Good, we’re just getting started. Now it’s time to add the vital menu items that will make your visitors’ heads spin! Will it be pages? Categories? Custom links? The choice is yours, dear bewildered user. To add a page, click on the enigmatic ‘Pages’ option in the left-hand column, select the page you want to add, and then click ‘Add to Menu’. To add a category, click on the equally confounding ‘Categories’ option, select your desired option, and then click ‘Add to Menu’. If that’s not enough for you, add custom links by clicking on the kooky ‘Custom Links’ option, entering the URL and link text, and then clicking ‘Add to Menu’.
Step 5: Organize Your Menu
If you’re not completely baffled at this point, we’re doing something wrong. Let’s keep the confusion going by trying to organize our menu items. Drag and drop those items into whichever order you desire, embrace the chaos! And just when you think you’ve got it all under control, experiment with nested submenus by dragging and dropping a menu item beneath another item and then slightly to the right. Who said organization was necessary anyway?
Step 6: Add Menu Locations
Feeling a little disoriented? Perfect! Now it’s time to assign the menu to a location on your website. This might sound easy, but after everything we’ve been through, it’s practically a Rubik’s cube. In the ‘Menu Settings’ section at the bottom of the menu editor, tick the box next to the location you want to assign your menu to. A dizzying array of options are available, such as the primary navigation or a footer menu. Choose wisely!
Step 7: Save Your Menu
Is it just us, or is it getting harder to keep up? After making all the changes, don’t forget to save your menu by clicking on the spine-tingling ‘Save Menu’ button at the top of the menu editor. Congratulations, you’re almost there!
Step 8: Preview Your Menu
Now it’s time to face your creation and see if it’s as perplexing as you intended. Go to the front end of your website and refresh the page. You should now see your new menu displayed in the location you assigned it to. Fruitful confusion achieved!
Well, there you have it folks, a step-by-step guide to adding a menu on WordPress that will leave you scratching your head and questioning your sanity. But in all seriousness, a well-organized menu is crucial for any website, and WordPress makes it easy to achieve this goal. By regularly updating your menu and embracing the madness, your website visitors will be able to find what they need with ease.