From Beta to Stable
If you remember on May 10, 2010 I wrote a blog post titled ‘New for WordPress 3.0 – Menu Management‘ that featured a hot new feature added to WordPress version 3.0, Menu Management. This is definitely one of my favorite improvements in a while so I am really excited to shoot another video tutorial for it. The first video I shot was on a blog running version 3.0 beta. So although the menu management page didn’t change much, I decided to shot a second video tutorial on a my personal blog that is running the stable version of WordPress 3.0.
What’s New In WordPress Menu Management
There are several features to this new addition for WordPress. I will quickly list them below but you can find out the most information by watching the video below.
- Pages and Categories – Pages and categories can now be easily mixed and matched within the same menu. You can even add categories child of pages and vice versa.
- Custom Links – Have an affiliate link you want to place in your menu or maybe a direct link to your Facebook Page? Now you can easily create custom links and place them anywhere within your menus.
- Theme Locations – Depending on the theme you are using, it will determine how many and where your menus are located. You can create menus and place them into any location you want.
- Custom Title Attribute & Navigation Label – Are your page titles really long and make your menus look terrible? Now you can change how they appear in the menu by adding a navigation label. This will also help with your SEO. You can also add custom title attributes for your WordPress menu links.
- Disable top level pages – Now you can easily manage which pages are automatically added to the menus by unchecking the ‘Automatically add new top-level pages’. This will prevent any new pages you create from automatically being added to your menus.
- Custom Menu Widget – Place certain pages and/or categories in the sidebar and level the rest at the top of the page using the custom menu widget. First, create a menu and add the links you want in the side bar. Then do to your Widgets page and drag and drop the Custom Menu to the sidebar and select the side bar menu you created.