A WordPress Custom Menu Can Be Added to the Horizontal Navigation Bar Whether You Use a Free Theme or Premium Theme
The Custom Menu is created by going to Appearance and Menus.
WordPress Custom Menu allows you to use selected categories, selected pages, or other custom URLs in your custom menu. For instance you might use a category for tutorials and add a custom URL to your youtube channel along with using your About page.
The most basic website can be created using only a static page with the default, automatically created horizontal menu bar listing the page titles.
A custom menu has many advantages. By selecting the specific categories, pages and custom URLs that you wish to add to the custom menu you can help direct your visitors to the follow the most useful path to navigate your site. By useful this means useful and easy for your visitors to find their way around the site. Too often visitors are faced with a confusing bunch of choices and they decide to click on and look for an easier site to navigate.
You can also help direct them along the navigation path to the pages, categories and custom URLs that you wish to highlight or emphasize. Perhaps it is a list of tutorials or a contact page. Perhaps this is a category that is one of the main focus points of your site.
View video tutorial below article.
Name the Custom Menu and click to Save it.
Click to choose it as your main horizontal navigation menu by clicking the down arrow in the box on the left side of the screen. Save it as your main menu.
Click to make choices under the Categories and Pages to add them to the menu.
Drag menu items to move them up or down.
To add menu items so they show up under another menu topic drag an item to the right under the topic.
Click to Save the menu items that you have chosen to add to the menu.
Remember you need to click all three Save areas.