New page and menu item

Q. How do I add a page to the set of links across the top of all pages in the site?

A. Basically a two stage process…

  1. Make your page
  2. Add it to the menu

Which you do as follows…

1. Adding a page

  • Sign in to your site so you are looking at the site dashboard
  • Select pages > add new
  • Give your new page a title, add some content (you can always edit later, of course)
  • Click the publish button to save the new page

2. Adding the page to your menu

  • In the site dashboard select appearance > menus
  • Find your new page in the pages panel. If you can’t see it try the ‘all’ tab. When you find it tick the checkbox beside it, then click the ‘add to menu’ button.
  • The new page appears at the bottom of the list – equivalent to the right hand side of a horizontal menu. Click and drag to position it, you can also drag to the right to make it be a ‘child’ of another menu item.
  • Note – if you want the menu item to have a shorter title than the page, you can do this by opening the panel of the item (small triangle top right) and changing the ‘Navigation Label’
  • When your done, click the ‘Save Menu’ button

That’s it!

 

 

Add menu items or rearrange a menu

STEP 1: sign in then choose Appearance > Menus

STEP 2: Then (on the right of the screen) select the correct menu tab for the menu you wish to change

STEP 3:  To remove a menu item, click to expand its panel in the menu area, and then click the ‘Remove’ link

STEP 4 a: To add a menu item for a page on your site, in the Pages panel (on the left), click to tick the page, then press the ‘Add to menu’ button – it will be added at the end of the menu to begin with

STEP 4 b: To add a menu item for a web page somewhere else, in the Custom Links panel on the left, paste the url of the web page, type a short label for it, then press the ‘Add to menu’ button – it will be added at the end of the menu to begin with.  If you want to make a menu item just to be a menu sub-category heading type # in the URL field, and the category heading in the label field.

STEP 5: To reorder menu items, click and then drag-and-drop item panels up and down the menu area.  Dragging to the right allows you to inset menu items as ‘children’ of other menu items.

STEP 6: Click the Save Menu button to finish, and view a page which uses it to test new links

Link to a pdf

Linking to a pdf which is on another website is just like making any other link:

  • you edit the page or post where you want to place a link,
  • type and select the text which you want to be the link, click the ‘link’ button, and
  • paste the URL of the pdf into the address window.
  • Check the box to open in a new window if you want to do this, which is usually nice.

To link to a pdf which is on your website, you need to upload the pdf first, by clicking on the ‘Upload/Insert’ button…

  • Once a pdf is in your media library, if you ‘edit’ it you will see that one of its attributes is called ‘File URL’.
  • Select all of that and copy it.
  • Then get back to the page or post and select the text which you want to be the link,
  • click the ‘link’ button, and
  • paste the URL of the pdf into the address window.
  • Check the box to open in a new window if you want to do this.

Here is a YouTube video showing how to do this (apologies for the advertising):