How to add a title in WordPress Menu without linking to a page

Last Update: January 08, 2020

I was always under the wrong impression that you cannot add a title to your menu without having it linked to a page, category or tag. The day eventually came that I needed to add a title "Accounting" and "Payroll" to my top navigation menu. The subheadings would be actual pages on my website.

These 2 titles do not refer to any of my pages but are very important for the navigation of my website. In the past I used to create a page, save it without publishing and then link the page to my menu.

I came across this easy method of doing and was dumbstruck with how simple it is.

These are the 5 simple steps to do it:

Step 1: Go to Appearance section in the WordPress sidebar and select Menu.

Step 2: Click on Custom Links.

Step 3: Change the URL to #.

Step 4: In Link Text: type what you would like to display as a title in your menu.

Step 5: Click: Add to Menu

It worked! The Menu Titles that I wanted are now included in my WordPress menu.

Now your custom created title will appear in your menu and you can drag it into the order you prefer.

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Awesome info! thanks for sharing!
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Cool tip. Thanks for sharing it 👍