How to create menus and build menus

Menus are special links; you click on them to navigate the pages of a site (image below).

To create and build menus in your website built with the The FOJ application,

  1. Log into the admin part of your website.
  2. Go to "Appearance and Design"
  3. Click on "All Menus"
  4. You may see the menus already created (image below).

  5. The menu having the circular check mark sign is the main menu of the site which appears at the top of the site.
  6. For learning, let us edit the main menu which has the circular check mark sign.
  7. Click on "Edit" to edit the menu.
  8. On the left site of the page where the menu may be edited, the menu items are grouped into two main parts.
  9. You may add menu items from the left to the menu items on the right.
    The menu items on the left are titled, "Add Menu Items"; the menu items on the right are titled, "Update Menu Items" (image below).

  10. To add a menu item (e.g. Home), from the left to the right, check the checkbox adjacent that menu item, e.g. Home.
  11. When you have finished checking the menu items you want to add, click on the "Add Menu" button.
  12. When you click on the "Add Menu" button, the menu items you have checked may appear below the menu items on the right.
  13. Click on "Save Menu" under the menu items which are on the right hand side in order to save the newly added menu items.
  14. If you go to the pubic part of the site, you may see that the newly added menu items have appeared at the top part of the site.
  15. You may need to arrange the menus.
  16. Drag a menu item on the right and drop it where you want it to be (image below).

  17. If  you drop the menu item within the boundary of another menu item, you are creating a nested menu, otherwise known as drop-down menu.
  18. The menu item you dropped is nested as a child under the menu item under which the dropped menu is placed.
  19. If you have dragged and dropped a menu item or you have rearranged menu items, be sure to save them by clicking on the green "Save Menu" button.

If a page or post or category etc, you have created has not appeared among the group of menu items on the left(Add Menu Items), what can you do to make it appear there?

  1. Go to the page, post, or category, etc you created. That is open that page in the admin part of your site for editing.
  2. Make sure "Yes" is selected under e.g. "Post Has Menu", or "Should have Menu" etc
  3. Save that page or post or category, etc.
  4. This page, post or category may now appear among the group of menu items on the left and you may be able to add it to those on the right.

Before you can edit a menu, you must create the menu first; the following are steps to create a menu:

  1. Go to "Appearance and Design" at the admin part of your site.
  2. Click on "Create Menu"
  3. Fill in the form in the page that opens (image below).

  4. After you have filled the form for the menu, click on the "Create Menu" button.
  5. Setting a menu as primary menu makes the menu the main menu which appears at the top of the site where it may be visible to the public.
  6. After you have created a menu, you may edit it to build the menu items either as simple menus or nested menus or both simple and nested menu.

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