First thing first

Before we go creating our custom drop down menus it is important to get a general understanding for the kind of menus we can create for our WordPress websites. Have ing this understanding from the beginning serves multiple purposes.

The more you understand how the menu structure works, the better you will be able to plan your site and basic layout. It will also help you target your theme searches for themes that have the capability to create the dropdown menus you require. Thus saving you time searching through the thousands of themes available.

What are the menu options?

There are 3 kinds of menu items we can create that are found in the menus section under the Appearance tab in the back office of your WordPress site.

  • Pages
  • Links
  • Categories

Pages will link you to your individual pages you have created for your site, links are for external URLs, while categories will link to the difference categories you have created for your posts. An important reason why you should always make sure your categories are well organised.

Any of the 3 options are available to used in your dropdown menu, and organizing it is as simple as dragging and dropping your menu items into place once you have added them to the your main menu structure.

Let's begin with Page Menus



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Danig77 Premium
Thanks Rohan we are in class and ever learning new aspects, Thanks for leading and pointing the way!!!!Daniel
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TheHammer Premium
You are very welcome :)
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katzee Premium
Fantastic information, Rohan. Not ready with site yet, but I have book marked it for the big day, not too far away, I hope.
I continue to be amazed by your huge contributions, and as one of the many beneficiaries, thank you very much.
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TheHammer Premium
Thank you so much I really appreciate that... Sometimes feels like I do enough... Interesting how perceptions differ so much. lol. Thank you very much I am very humbled by your words :)

I looking forward to seeing you use the tutorial lessons on your own site :)
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Loes Premium
Great Rohan, enjoyed your lesson
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TheHammer Premium
Thank you Loes
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mrpeter Premium
Good work Rohan! If there's such a thing as 'menu dyslexia', I've got it, but your clear tutorial really helps!
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TheHammer Premium
Haha.. That is very good to know :) Will definitely take that as a compliment thank you!
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rufat Premium
Great tutorial. Bookmarking. Thank you.
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TheHammer Premium
Fantastic! Happy to hear it is going to help :) Thank you!
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