Primary Menu

BuddyX offers a designated Primary Menu location, where menus added to this position will be displayed at the website’s header.

Here’s how to name and define your Primary Menu:

1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
2. Go to the ‘Appearance’ menu on the left-hand side of the Dashboard, then click on ‘Menus’ to access the Menu Editor.
3. At the top of the page, select ‘Create a new menu.’
4. Provide a name for your new menu in the Menu Name field.
5. Finally, click the ‘Create Menu’ button.

Now, your Primary menu is ready and defined, and it will appear in the header of your website.

Add Items To The Main Menu

You can add different link types to your menu; these are split between panes left of the menu you’re currently editing.

  1. Locate the pane entitled Pages.
  2. Within this pane, select the View All link to bring up a list of all the currently published Pages on your site.
  3. Select the Pages that you want to add by clicking the checkbox next to each Page’s title.
  4. Click the Add to Menu button located at the bottom of this page to add your selection(s) to the menu that you created in the previous step.
  5. Click the Save Menu button once you’ve added all the menu items you want.

Your custom menu has now been saved.

Note: The Screen Options allow you to choose which items you can use to add to a menu. Certain items, like Tags, and BuddyPress options, are hidden by default.

Delete Unwanted Menu Items

  • Locate the menu item that you want to remove in the menu editor window
  • Click on the arrow icon in the top right-hand corner of the menu item/box to expand it.
  • Click on the Remove link. The menu item/box will be immediately removed.
  • Click the Save Menu button to save your changes.

Create Multi-Level Menus:

The WordPress menu editor allows you to create multi-level menus using a simple ‘drag and drop’ interface. Drag menu items up or down to change their order of appearance in the menu. Drag menu items left or right in order to create sub-levels within your menu.

To make one menu item a subordinate of another, you need to position the ‘child’ underneath its ‘parent’ and then drag it slightly to the right.

  • Position the mouse over the ‘child’ menu item.
  • Whilst holding the left mouse button, drag it to the right.
  • Release the mouse button.
  • Repeat these steps for each sub-menu item.
  • Click the Save Menu button in the Menu Editor to save your changes.

Add Menu to the Location

Once the menu items are added to the menus, It’s time to define menu location.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the menu editor window.
  • In the section titled Display Locations, click the check box for the location Primary.
  • Click the Save menu once you’ve made your selection.
Update on November 17, 2023