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Navigation menu is a set of links that take users to different sections of your website. It usually appears on top of a website.

WordPress comes with an easy navigation menu management system. It allows you to easily create menus by adding links and displaying them on locations defined by your theme.

The location of the menus can vary from theme to theme. Almost all WordPress themes come with at least one menu location. Some WordPress themes come with multiple menu locations to accommodate for more complex websites.

You can create menus in WordPress by visiting Appearance » Menus in your WordPress admin area. This will bring you to the Edit Menus screen which is divided into two columns. The column on your left has your pages, categories, and custom links tab. The column on the right is where you add and adjust menu items.

Provide a name for your menu, e.g. ‘My First Menu’ and then click on the create menu button. This will expand the menu area. Next, you need to select the pages you want to add to the menu. You can do this by selecting the pages listed on the left hand side and clicking on Add to Menu button.

After adding pages to the menu, select the theme location where you want to display the menu and click on the ‘Save Menu’ button. Don’t worry if you’re unsure where each menu location is on your site. You can visit the website to see the menu in action. If you don’t like it, then you can always change the menu location.

You probably noticed that each menu item you added is arranged in the order you added them. For example, your about link appears at the end, while the contact page link appears first. Don’t worry you can easily rearrange your WordPress menu items in any order you want.

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Simply drag and drop a menu item to adjust its position in the menu.

For complete step by step instructions, see Lesson 13.

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