Creating a Left Menu

With WordPress, you can easily create a custom menu, which usually serves as a navigation menu for your site.

With WordPress, you can easily create a custom menu, which usually serves as a navigation menu for your site.

The video above will explain how to add the custom menu that you would like to add to the left sidebar.

Custom menus in WordPress may contain links to pages, categories, custom links or other content types. You can also specify a different navigation label for a menu item as well as assign other attributes.

There’s no limit on how many menus you can create, so if your theme includes more than one menu location, you can choose which custom menu to associate with each location.

How to Create a Custom Menu in WordPress

  1. To get started creating a custom menu, log in to your WordPress site and click to expand the Appearance menu on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Menus link in the Appearance menu. You’ll now see the Menus editor page.
  3. Enter your menu name, and click Create menu.
  4. Now you’re ready to add menu items from the boxes on the left, such as pages, categories and links.
  5. If you’d like to change which menu options you see from this page, click to expand the Screen Options tab. Now you can add other menu items options such as posts, tags or formats, or show advanced menu properties like CSS classes.
  6. When you have your menu items arranged in order, click Save Menu. You now have a new navigation menu that can be added to any menu location on your WordPress site.

Adding Custom Menu to Left Sidebar

  1. Go to the Post/Page that you would like to add the menu to.
  2. On the right, under “Left Sidebar Settings“, check off Show Left Sidebar?
  3. A blue button should appear saying “Add WebPart“. Click that and choose “Side Menu WebPart
  4. A list of fields will appear:
    • Left Menu Title : This will show up above the menu. Should be a short description of the following resources below (example: “{page name} Resources“)
    • Left Menu Link : This is the what the title will link to. If left empty, the title will not link to anything
    • Left Menu : This is a dropdown of the list of custom menus created on your site.
  5. Once the fields are filled out correctly, click the blue button labeled “Update” on the top right.

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