How to add Categories to menu in WordPress


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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.

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