Welcome to step nine of lesson one. In this final step, we're going to create a few simple navigational menus in WordPress. If you already know how to do this, or you already have your menus set up, simply skip to the next lesson.
In the previous step, we prepped the pages for our website. Before we begin creating our first template, being the global template in Oxygen Builder 4.0, we're going to need to create our menus.
The reason is so that we can place the menus in the header and footer sections of the global template when we come to design it.
Right now, this is not designing the menus, it's simply creating and organizing the order of menu items. All of this will make much more sense when we start templating later on.
You can watch the short video tutorial below for step-by-step guidance. The video covers creating menus in WordPress in detail, useful if you're completely new to WordPress. You can also read the instructions below.
(VIDEO: HOW TO CREATE MENUS IN WORDPRESS)
Step One - From the WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Menus.
From the menus page, and if this is a new WordPress install, go ahead and create your first menu.
So under Menu Structure, you can give your first menu a name such as Header Menu. Then you need to click on Create Menu.
Step Two - Now, under the
Add menu items tab, you can select the pages you created in the previous lesson:
Next, you can go ahead and click on the
Add to menu button. See the image below.
By the way, you can drag each menu item to reorder them, and once you're happy with the arrangement, simply click on
Step Three - OK, so you've created the first menu. Now you need to create another menu, this time for the footer.
To do this, click on the create a new menu link. Now you can simply go through step two again to add the following pages.
Again, you just need to click on Create Menu afterward.
You don't need to worry about where these menus are placed for now, since we're using Oxygen Builder's menu element to assign the menus to the header and footer manually.
OK, that's it for this step and indeed for this first lesson!
If you were brand new to web hosting, WordPress, plugins, menus, settings, and everything else in between, you've successfully completed the first critical part of building your freelancer website from scratch. Plus, you've learned some basic WordPress.
In the next lesson, we're going to actually start building our freelancer website using Oxygen Builder 4.0, so I look forward to seeing you there!