One of the coolest new features in WordPress 3.0 is the custom navigation menus built into the WordPress core.
Here’s a video that shows you how to use them to customize your navigation.
The new Menus section under Appearance allows you to create custom menus, and do all kinds of neat customization:
- Omit pages from your navigation menu
- Add Sub-menu items
- Reorder your navigation menu items
- Use custom labels for your nav menu items
- Add custom links to any page (even off of your website)
- Create pages based on categories
Note that your WordPress theme needs to support this new menu system – many WordPress themes had their own menu and submenu system built into the theme.
We’ve adopted the new menus in the SmallBiz 3.0 WordPress Theme so you can customize your menus until your heart is content!
Update: In WordPress 3.01 and greater you have to select the menu that you just created from the dropdown box in the upper left hand side of your WordPress Menu Builder screen and save it before your menu will become active (see screenshot below:)
Update #2: Several readers have had trouble getting sub-menus to show up on their navigation menu. After you have created your page and given it a parent, you need to go to Appearance->Menus again and drag the page underneath the parent, and make sure it is indented under the parent for it to show up as a sub menu. See screenshot below:
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