How to Put Up Menu Headings Without Adding a Page

Last Update: June 17, 2017

I sometimes like menu headings to be just that, a heading. Then I can place pages and posts under the headings. Well, after many seconds of research, I learned how easy it is to do that:

Go to your WP menu function.

Choose Custom Link

For the title of the link, place #

Add a Subtitle with the name of the heading.

Add it to the menu.

Click on the edit function and remove the # symbol. Click Cancel, not remove.

Now add whatever pages and post you want under that heading.

So There!

John

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Oh thank you so much for helping me unravel a knot I have got into.
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John,
Thanks for the instructions for using menus.
Menus can be somewhat of a mystery at times.
Every piece of information helps.
Sami
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Thanks for this bit of useful information John.
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You are welcome, Jerome!
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Thanks John, nice clear instructions. Appreciate them.
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You are welcome, Brandon.
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Tagged! Thanks John!

Cheers!
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You are welcome, Don!
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Thank you. Very helpful!!
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You are welcome, Siza
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wow! You are so smart! Would never have even thought of that! Thank you for sharing :)
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Thank you, Terry.
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Clever little hack - thanks.
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You are welcome, John!
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I added your post to my favorites.
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Great! My brother was in the navy in WWII.
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So was my dad.
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Dmorrow Premium
Thanks John. Not only is this great, it's perfect timing too! Someone just asked about how to do this in chat the other night. I knew you could create a page and then sub-pages under that and use it like a menu, but I think this is more what they were looking to find.
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I'm glad for that, Debby. John
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Thanks, this is going to come in handy
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It has been great for me on one of my sites and I plan to use it more. John
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Thanks for this useful teaching John.
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You are welcome, Eric! Happy Father's day!
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mackiejw Premium
And if you don't see the option "Custom Link", go to Screen Options (Right upper corner) and check the appropriate box.

John
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I thank you, John!
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mackiejw Premium
Hey Old Friend...good to hear from you. I've been away (physically) after heart attack and then quadruple bypass surgery.

John
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Sorry to hear that but glad you are still kicking. I've had by-pass twice and on my third aortic valve, the best one being the first, the one God gave me. I've had two heart attacks since the last valve replacement but fairly mild, the last one I did not have to go to the hospital. When they put in the last valve, the placement was such that it left a critical vessel on the wrong side of the valve which means when the left ventricle collapses, the vessel is does not supply the blood to my left ventricle. They can't operate to by-pass it and trying to go through my aortic valve to place a stint could damage the valve which is the last one I can have. But--I'm still kicking! lol John
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Thanks for this.
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John, you are welcome! John
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Thanks for sharing.
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You are welcome, Kevin!
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Hi John, great tips. Irv.
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Hi, Irv! How have you been!
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Great advice TJ. Thank you!
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Vesna is welcome! Both ways! John
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DaveSw Premium
This is great information...In the same vein, a related question I am mulling now is how to add category links to my shop menu...This sounds kind of similar...

Most e-commerce shops have a drop down menu that take the customer to the category page, as of now it is 2 steps for our e-commerce sites (step 1 - click on shop, step 2 click on category of products)...

I am doing research on this at the moment, but in all your wisdom, perhaps you can save me some time for this one? Would be very appreciative of so!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Let me think about this. John
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Google "what can you do with categories in WP?" and let me know if you got your answer. John
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DaveSw Premium
I typed in that and a bit more to get the answer...

https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/docs-menus/

We are using Woo Commerce and WP themes designed for that framework...

The above link shows how we can get categories added to the shop menu tab ...

Thanks!
Dave : )
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Cool info. - Shirley
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Great!
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Gracias Juan mi amigo. Must bien
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De nada!
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Thanks for letting me know this!
I have been trying to do this and had no idea how to!
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I'm glad I wrote the post. It was too short for a video but I thought it might be helpful to some. Great!
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