How To Make A Drop Down Menu In WordPress

How To Make A Drop Down Menu In WordPress

In my post, I show you how to make a drop down menu in WordPress, step by step.

Menus are essential for your blog. Navigation should be simple and easy to use.

Let’s get started.

Step OneAssign Categories To Blog Posts

When you create a new blog post, assign it to a category.

On the right-hand side of the editor is a Categories tab.

Assign your post to a category or create a new category.

Assigning your post to a category

To add a new category, click on Add New Category.

Add the new category to the New Category Name box.

When creating sub-categories, you can assign them to a Parent Category.

How to create a new category for your post in WordPress

When you assign your post to a category, publish or update your post.

Step Two – Create A Menu

Hover your mouse over Appearance, and select Menus.

Create a menu

Give your menu a name and click Create Menu.

Create, edit, and delete menus in WordPress

After creating a menu, you can add items.

Add menu items

To create a homepage, click Custom Links.

Enter your website URL, and type Home.

Select Add To Menu to create a homepage tab.

Create a homepage tab

Home appears on the right.

Homepage tab

Add Categories to your menu by clicking Add To Menu.

Add categories to your menu

Now your menu has a homepage tab and categories.

Homepage and category tabs

Next, add posts to your menu by clicking Add to Menu.

Add posts to your menu

Next, move your post tabs to the right, under the category tab.

Left-click your mouse on the post tab you want to move and drag it to the right.

Continue until all your posts are under a category.

Posts moved to the right show as a drop down menu.

Create a drop down menu

When complete, click Save Menu.

Save menu

Now the drop down menu is live on the site.

Menu bar

Hover the mouse over one of the categories, and the posts in appear.

Drop down menu in WordPress

You can change the order of the posts, change the category positions in your menu, and delete the menu.

Make changes by going into Menu from your WordPress admin.

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How do I create a drop-down menu on WordPress


When creating blog posts, assign them to a category.

Then, go to Menus and add them to your menu.

Move your blog posts to the right under a category tab. Finally, save your changes.

Blog post tabs moved to the right appear as a drop down menu on your website.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.



4 responses to “How To Make A Drop Down Menu In WordPress”

  1. Toni Rainbows avatar

    Thank you so much for a very thorough and concise tutorial! I found this really easy to follow – I’ve tried to figure out menus for a few days and I thought I was doing the right thing with categories. I have no idea what I was doing wrong but I was able to make a menu with drop down options, and make my blogs appear in those options! You made me feel like a pro – thank you!


    1. newblogr avatar

      Thank you so much for your comment. I’m glad my post helped you.

  2. Rachel avatar

    Very well put together. The step by step is great.

    1. newblogr avatar

      Thank you so much for your kind comment.

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