Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up navigation menus, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Small Business Website.
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- Now that I have the basic theme configuration complete…I'd like to create my navigation structure.…Let's start by creating a menu,…and we'll do that at Appearance, Menus.…Navigation plays an extremely important role in your site.…That may sound obvious, but think of the last time…you were on a website, trying to find a bit of information,…and it felt like you just had to dig for it…because it wasn't obvious where to go.…That's called a bad user experience.…Your goal is to make it easy on your customers…by clearly pointing them to the information they need,…and the first way you do that is with a good menu.…
Using the content inventory I created earlier as a guide…I'll go ahead and add my core content areas to the menu.…Once that's complete I need to assign this menu…to an area within the theme.…Looking back at the Fernando demo site as a reference…there are two navigation areas available,…the Primary and the Secondary.…I'll go ahead and assign mine to…the Primary Navigation Menu area.…I don't need the Secondary area for this site,…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring theme settings
- Finding and installing plugins such as Ninja Forms
- Adding custom styles
- Securing your site and managing spam