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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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Good evening everyone, I think did something wrong I did the about me page & I hit the publish button I meant to save it!
Also I forgot to hit the ABC button for grammar & I put in .com after my website instead of siterubix.com can I go back & change these things or did it publish already 🤦‍♀️ can someone help please!!
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lapr007 Premium
You can return to your profile and edit it with no problems.
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Thanks ok now iam t to figure out when you put your website name in the brackets on the policy page do we put www. First then our website name .siterubix
Because iam doing my spell check & its saying that my website has errors that iam spelling siterubix wrong here is my website this is how iam putting it in.
K-dfashions.siterubix.com
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Hello, I chose books as a niche and I don't know what type of keywords I have to search, people research books with their names and they won't write the word "book" I'm really stuck at this point please if you have any idea I hope you reply to me, also Kyle hope you give me a hand in this.
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Hello has anyone had a problem getting to the setup page for All In One SEO. When I click on plugins and go to SEO setting it carries me to the AIOSEO site and it shows me how to set up with the Pro membership. Can someone tell me how to get to the page in the video to set up my SEO.
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Gwenyth Premium
Hi Kyle,
Unfortunately, at the moment, I am at a total standstill as I can't find this window on the WA site to enable to move on.
I have sent 2 other requests but haven't received a reply, also posted to the wider community and no reply. Perhaps the question is too silly, or just with Christmas everybody is too busy.
HELP
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi,
WA has gone thru a face change. So no everything you saw on the left side of the screen which was the menu is now on the top in a horizontal menu. The exact page you show in your image does not exist in that format anymore. what it looks like the the new "home" tab in the horizontal menu.

I attached a screen shot showing what some of the horizontal menus items display.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you had 2 replies earlier on. Look further down this page. The platform has been upgraded, it doesn't look like that any more. Everything that was on the left hand side, is now across the top of the screen.
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Gwenyth Premium
Thank you SO much, when I went into Research Jaazy didn't seem to give the options for Premium that was on the training session. Now I know am on the right page I will keep playing around with it.
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Gwenyth Premium
Thank you, I think I have worked it out.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great!
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Kennskonsept Premium
Hi guys, I feel stuck on this content creation. I'm confused as it requires me to narrow my Niche to a product that I have an EXPERIENCE in and write on it.
As a nurse, I can talk about disease condition and their management, how then can a niche be carved out from this and how can this yield money by affiliating with say Amazon since it's about health education and healthful living?
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JoeRebisz Premium
It doesn't need to be narrowed down to a product you like. Your niche is something you have an interest in or passion about. Or maybe even a hobby of yours. Amazon definitely isn't the only affiliate program out there. There could be products you can promote for certain diseases or management thereof.
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wdeal11 Premium
You can just start writing about your passion and monetize it later you can find many ways to make money after you get your site indexed
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jghwebbrand Premium
Amazon may carry related books or videos. Since you are so familiar with the subject you could write your own ebook and charge for it. It could be posted on your website or Amazon or another Affiliate program that manages book affiliate programs. You could type a related phrase in Amazon and see what comes up. I saw healthy living gifts, cookbooks and cookware.

Hope that gives you some ideas.
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JoeRebisz Premium
Good call guys :)
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wdeal11 Premium
Thank You
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JoeRebisz Premium
You're quite welcome :)
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Cmuller83 Premium
Hi, what about reviews on medical books available on the likes of Amazon and using affiliate links?
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JillianGV924 Premium
there's books/vitamins/natural herbs and supplements that maybe you can promote through amazon regarding disease condition management .
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