How to add Categories to menu in WordPress

In this post I will present how to quickly add a “Categories” entry to the menu of a WordPress standard theme. Because I am by no means an expert in WordPress and PHP yet, I wanted to avoid having to customize anything.

So here’s the trick:

In the Dashboard > Appearance > Menus section add a new entry under Links with the URL set to “#” and Link Text set to “Categories”. Once you’ve done click Add to Menu and then from Categeories pull and drop in the Menu Structure the ones you want displayed as sub-items under the newly created entry.

trick for categories

Dashboard printscreen after completing the trick

But, this is better shown than written:

Of course you can use this technique to add other main navigation entries.

The alias way to backup mysql database from command line

Tired of searching for the right command every time you need to back up a MySql database via mysqldump. Well make an alias out of it, and it should work for a while. Continue reading