Now that we have our categories set up and our posts tagged, we can use them in our menu.

Step By Step Process

1.) Go to Appearance > Menu

2.) Next you will want to add your category link into the menu that you want to. Select the Links option on the left and then you can type or paste the category link into the URL box. You can then type whatever text you want in the Link Text box and that is how it will show on the menu. So in my example I used: By Post.

3.) Once you have everything in the boxes click Add to Menu and that will add it to the menu tree on the right. From there you can use it as a main menu or a sub menu.

As you can see here, I chose to have it as a sub menu to my main menu title: Game Reviews. Now whenever someone on my site clicks on that menu item, they will be directed to a blog roll of every post that has been tagged in the category of Game Reviews.

Category Box In The Menu Area

You can also easily tag the category or categories that you want to include on your menu bar using the Category Box in the menu area.

This makes it quick and easy to add them on and will use the category name as the menu name. If you want to name the menu name to something other then the category you can click on the little arrow on the right side to expand the menu. Then simply change the Navigation Label to whatever you want it to show as.

Note that if you check multiple categories it does not combine them, rather it just puts one menu on for each different category.

Either of these two methods will help you to achieve your desired results.



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IMN Premium
Great information. Thanks. Love your website. Left a comment.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Thank you, you are welcome & thank you again! 8)
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christopherM Premium
I really like using my categories as the main part of my menu. I usually only do one category per post though. And I remove "category" from the URL. That allows me to move the post in and out of categories (if I change my mind) without causing 404 errors.

I use the categories part of the menu to do this. But I like the way you did it - by just creating it as a link. I will probably start using that. Thanks!
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Jaweda2k Premium
Yeah I thought it was a really simple way of doing it and also makes it easy to change where things show up as well.
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SowAndReap Premium Plus
Hey James some great info here. I will add this to my favorites and use it. Thanks for sharing. You've been a big help.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Thanks you much for your feedback and kind words!
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rufat Premium
Thank you and bookmarking it to apply to my site soon.
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Jaweda2k Premium
Yeah the more I think about the concept the more I really like it. Will definitely have to look at applying this to my sites as well. Especially my game site as I was not totally happy with how I had my menus set up and was also going to rework the categories too.
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bazboy247 Premium
Thanks for this really good I will be using this in my website

Barry
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Jaweda2k Premium
Yeah I have a feeling I will be reworking some of my menus on my game site in light of this... LoL
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