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Adding Items To Your Main Menu

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This has come up a few times and I figured I would take a few minutes and provide a quick and efficient way to add your content if you haven’t done this in WordPress before.

The Basics

We are going to go over menus in WordPress and just how you can add them and what locations are in existence in Acabado. Menus can be changed and adapted easily but understanding the locations can help you create the best menu for the spot and need.

How To Get To Your Menus in WordPress

The menus are in a standard location in WordPress regardless of your front (user content) theme selection. You get to them by following the below:

  1. Access the [ WordPress Admin Console ]
  2. Select [ Appearance ]
  3. Select [ Menu ]

Two Default Menu Locations On Acabado

Acabado has two menu locations available as places where you can assign menus to display. The Primary (top menu) and Footer (bottom of the content) by your Copyright area.

Each of these can have a single menu linked to them to display in the location. These two menus are filled out for you if you choose the import of default demo content, if not you may have to make these menus and then link them to the proper locations.

I would suggest looking to see if there is any menus assigned to locations so you can edit the already linked menu. If you want or need a new menu then follow the steps to create a menu in the paragraph below (Creating menus)

Assigning Menus To Locations In The Acabado Theme
Assigning Menus To Locations In The Acabado Theme

Creating Menus For Assigning to Locations

You will have a section at the top of menus which will allow you to select the menu you want to edit (if there are any created on your site) and shows a link to create a menu.

Select a Menu Or Create a New Menu - Acabado Theme
Select a Menu Or Create a New Menu – Acabado Theme

To Create a Menu click on the create a new menu link. You will be prompted to enter a name and then have a button to [ Create Menu ]

Then once created you can add to the menu using the options available on the left which we will describe below.

Adding Content To Your Menu

The options are shown on the Right

  • Pages – These are links to the pages you have published on your site, the default option showing your most recent pages. Move to the second tab to see all pages for options.
  • Posts – Posts are similar to pages but are for each post on your website.
  • Product Reviews – This is to add links to the menu for individual reviews if you had one you wanted to target possibly as a high-quality review.
  • Projects – These contain links to projects, I don’t use projects as they aren’t something which I have found a good use for in niche blogging.
  • Custom Links – My favorite link for menus as you just insert a web URL and name, this can point anywhere not just in your site. Easy way to point at a specific sale item from your menu bar. (Like the Project 24 Link here)
  • Categories – This is when you want to link to an entire post category like “backpacks” and the link will take you to the “backpack” archive of all posts.
  • Product Review Topics – This is like Categories above but specifically for the topics around product reviews. Useful if you generate a lot of reviews for your main menu.
  • Project Categories – I don’t use them, haven’t found a use (if you do please comment below and teach me how to use them efficiently.)
  • Project Tags – I don’t use them, haven’t found a use (if you do please comment below and teach me how to use them efficiently.)

Enable Standard Menu On Desktop

The default homepage on the desktop has a hamburger menu, if you would like a standard desktop style menu bar then you will want to go enable it.

  1. Click [ Acabado Settings ]
  2. Click [ Acabado Settings ]
  3. Find [ Show Primary Navigation on Desktop ]
  4. Check the Box to Enable
    • This will hide the hamburger icon and show menu items on screen size 1200 pixels and wider.

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Final Word

Please let me know if I have missed anything, I’m always looking to be as thorough as possible to make sure it is easy for you!

Josh Koop

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