Today is going to your first introduction to proper organization on your website. One thing that we always need to remember is that we are building our websites for PEOPLE, and our visitors and how someone would view our content and our navigation is what should dictate how we present our content.

In other words, if your website is difficult to navigate, people simply won't. The may read your content, and then just move onto another website. You can increase your website "page views" and overall website revenue if you understand proper navigiation

Introducing "Custom" Menus in Wordpress.

The default Wordpress menus work in very strange ways and can be quite awkward. Typically when you add a page, it automatically goes to the main menu. A post, will go to the homepage blog roll (not the main menu).

As a website owner, you want FULL control of your navigation as your theme by default won't do a very good job of this. Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to create Custom Menus.

Navigation is going to be a critical element to your user experience moving forward and will impact your rankings (as Google ranks sites with proper navigation better), so this is an important step here.

I have created a"Creating Custom Menus, Navigation, & Widgets" video walking you through the process of creating custom menus. You can check it out below.

 

Task 1: Create a Menu

There are a few simple steps to creating a custom menu. The first thing you need to understand is where to find the Menu management section within your Wordpress admin area.

Under the Appearance, click the Menus sub heading.

This will take you to the custom menu creator.

Under the left tab, you are going to see a Posts section. Posts are not added to your navigation by default, so you are going to need to click the Posts tab and it will show a list of your Posts.

In this case, we have only create the About Me post. Click the check box associated with that, and then click the Add to Menu.

**Note: Most themes by default will add Pages to the top menu, but if you don't see your Privacy Policy within the Menu Structure section, you will need to add that.

Your About Me page has now been added to your menu structure (as shown below).

Once added to your Menu Structure, you can reorganize your menu in any way you like by dragging and dropping them. In this case, I am going to add my About Kyle post above the Privacy Policy, which is going to put it to the "left" of this within the live menu on my website. So in essence, I am ordering my pages here.

Upon completing my menu order, click the "Create Menu" button and you will establish your new menu.

After you have done this, you are going to want to add your newly created menu to your website, to override the Main Menu on your site. You are going to see a new tab created after you have created your new menu called "Manage Locations".


You will want to click this tab, and then under the "Main Menu" item you are going to choose the menu you just created, in this case it is called "Main Menu". After doing that click Save Changes. You are set!

For example purposes, here is what my live website looks like with my newly updated menu.

You can see the order of the menu items and that my "About Kyle" post comes before the "Privacy Policy" post.

And we are done. It is as simple as that and as we continue to build out our website, we are going to be reorganizing our websites regularly, managing this menu and likely creating "sub menus" which we will be getting into later as we have more content on our websites.

Nice work thus far!

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Mdecarie1974 Premium
When I try to do the menu setup it says Your theme does not natively support menus, but you can use them in sidebars by adding a “Navigation Menu” widget on the Widgets screen. I actually do want to change my theme but the last time I did it I lost my website
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sukumap56 Premium
I have set up the website and working on health and fitness as the niche area of my business.
Since majority of our focus is in American market would like to know the legal issues involved clearly specifying do's and dont's in going through the affiliate market program.
Mainly we work on platfoms of clickbank, ,jvzoo, warriorplus, and shopify.
Can you please inform us how to go about it
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chender684 Premium
follow the training and you will learn all of that.
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Would you have a criterion what is a potentially profitable niche, i.e. more than x Google search requests (not absolutely eclectic and esoteric) / less than y Google search requests (so that it is not too broad). Background of my question is that I do consider setting up my business in German language, which means that my market is not all Americas, Canada, Australia etc. but tinier area of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. So I am curious to understand if I have to somehow "scale" the recommendations (apart from "localizing" everything....we have no football snack helmets around here (just fr example) but the concept of tiny niche is well understood). For example, I want to understand if my niche is rather on the level of "latest kitchen gadgets" or "high end kitchen cutting tools" or "garlic cutters".
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feigner Premium
you might not have football helmets but you do have skiing helmets....
it is more looking through google trends and you can select the country before you hit enter
what you are looking for is a stable or increasing market trend and people in it who are willing to buy and thats it really
then it is up to you to help those people with their problems and promote solutions....
if you think latest kitchen gadgets why not the world rather than germany switzerland and austria - why not create it in english with a translation to geman -wider market
if you go for the smaller market know what seperates those countries - know the people - what their problems are - how to talk to them and solve their problems.
good luck
phil
but you niche will be a problem area rather than a product itself
so kitchen gadgets or looking into that market and finding an area that is underserved by the big sites -you will need to do some research.
you will be creating loads of articles in your niche so make sure whatever you pick you like as it comes through in your writing and you want to be passionate about it.
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AishaG Premium
Hi Kyle! I hope you and your family are safe and doing well.
I wanted to inform you that I will not be able to upgrade until Friday because I am getting a new bank account due to online identity theft issues. If possible, may I still receive the $30 discount for my first month of membership? Also, I found my niche.....Jewelry.....I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!
I am going to sell jewelry for men, women, girls, boys, cats, and dogs.
SO EXCITING!!!!!
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L42
im interested in beauty supplies
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Vickic3 Premium
Jewellery will be a great niche but you might want to choose,say Men or women or children or animals, not have them all as this will be too wide to start with.
Start with 1 and then as you grow you can extend your niche out if you choose to
I hope this helps
Vicki
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

That's a nice niche you have there.

regarding the discount, I think it's still possible, but try also to send a private message to kyle to be 100% sure
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AishaG Premium
Thank you....I will take you advice.
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