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Added May 01, 2018

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Creating a proper navigational experience for your visitors is going to be very important as you build out your website. In the early stages as you have few pages/posts on your website, it may not seem important but as your content grows, so does the complexity of your navigation.

In this video I am going to walk you through the following:

  • Where and how your pages show up naturally as you publish
  • Where to find the custom menu editor
  • How to create and manage custom menus
  • Adding a custom menu as the "main" menu
  • Utilizing custom menus within widgets
  • The importance of using custom menus

If you have any questions about custom menus or best practices in terms of navigation, please leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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JohnTurco Premium
I want to post content to sidebar menus, but they only show on the main blog roll. How do I correct that ?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I believe this link will help you.
If not let me know : )
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AdolfR Premium
Exelent presentation lear a lot in so little time im very happy whit the infotmation thaks.
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Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed it. You are now proficient in adding menus to your website, organizing them and putting them into sidebar widgets.
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hanskristian Premium
Great start! It actually made me change my theme to one that makes more sense. My first theme did not have widgets on the home page. Since I don't really want to spend my time figuring out how to do this, changing the theme was way easier.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Using widgets isn't really that hard.
When Kyle recommends them, he shows you how to install them : )
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Jazzry Premium
Thank you kyle.
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Mary63 Premium
I followed all the Widget steps and saved but my sidebar does not appear on my page. What did I do wrong?
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Kyle Premium
Refresh your page now that you have saved it. It will be there, assuming your theme supports a sidebar.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Does the Hiero theme only let you have 2 menus on the top?
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Kyle Premium
Yes, two levels deep.
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Zukoruka Premium
Hey Kyle great video like always :) ! I was wondering , how would i put only my privacy policy in the subfooter 1 for example ? if i add a navigation menu widget in the subfooter 1, everything from my top menu will shop up in the bottom of the page . Also , for my top menu , when create a custom link to add to the menu , do i have to somehow create the new URL it leads to before? Or this is what im actually doing when i create a custom link ? I did try and it brings me to my site like i wanted but says "this page cant be found" i gues its normal since i didnt put any content in this new location ? Then again , how do you create content on a custom link? its not a page nor a post . I guess im just not up to that point in the training . sorry if I ask too many question :o .. thanks
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brokwebb Premium
You need to go to menus and create a new menu (not using your primary) You can add any links that you'd like. If you just want to add privacy policy that is fine. You'd then go to widgets and add a custom menu widget to footer area. You'd then select the new menu you created and then it will only show your privacy policy!
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Zukoruka Premium
thank you it makes more sense now :) and it worked :) thanks again Brok !
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brokwebb Premium
Good deal! No problem.

Brok
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10jetbark Premium
I watch all of Kyle's tutorials more than once, as I sometimes have to take time away - like my day job! They are the best and I always learn from them. Thank you, Kyle!!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, that is wonderful to hear and that is the purpose of all the training that I create. I want to provide you with the most efficient way of accomplishing things, well covering everything you need to know within the training.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Kyle!
Nice explanation of the Custom menus & Navigation.
It can be useful to "repeat the lections" sometimes. A handy tutorial on the topic.

Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, if grasp custom menus and the idea of proper navigation on your website, it can really be helpful not only for the user experience on your website, but can lead to better rankings as well.
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