When you hit the “Publish” button on a blog post, it immediately appears on your blog page.
If you don’t have the “Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu” setting checked, you’ll have to manually add your pages to your site’s menu if you want them to appear in your header menu (which is where you generally link to pages).
So, once you’ve finished building your WordPress website pages, go to “Appearance” and then “Menus” in the sidebar.
You won’t have any menus here if you’re developing a website from the ground up with WordPress (though sometimes themes like Hestia or WordPress page builders like Elementor will automatically add them).
Assuming you’re building a website from the ground up with WordPress, begin by giving your new menu a name and deciding where it will appear (“header” is a good name, and you’ll probably want the “Primary” location, though your theme may have a different name for the header menu location, such as “top” or “header”).
When you click the “make menu” button, you’ll be led to a screen where you can add pages; select all of the pages you want users to be able to view from wherever on your site, then click “add to menu.”
Now you can drag and drop your menu pages to change their order or make one page a sub-menu item of another.
When you’ve got them where you want them, click the “save menu” button and jump over to your website to give your work a look and yourself a good pat on the back!
Table of Contents
- The first step is to obtain a domain name and web hosting.
- Step 2: Installing WordPress
- Step 3: Using WordPress to Login
- Step 4: How to Use the WordPress Admin Panel
- Step 5: Putting WordPress Themes Into Place
- Step 6: How to Install WordPress Plugins
- Step 7: How to Change the Look and Feel of Your WordPress Theme
- Step 8: Adding Pages to WordPress
- Step 9: How to make a WordPress blog post
- Step 10: Creating WordPress Menus
- Step 11: Putting Your WordPress Site Online
- Step 12: How to speed up WordPress
- Step 13: Enable gzip compression for WordPress
- Step 14: How to Make Your WordPress Site More Secure
- Step 15: How to update your WordPress site
- Step 16: How do you backup your WordPress site
- Website tips and tricks for WordPress
- Now that you can build your own personal website