How to Add Specific Posts to WordPress Navigation Menu

Published on 27. June, 2018

Do you want to add specific posts to your WordPress navigation menu? Menus in WordPress can be fully customized, and you can add custom links, pages, posts, categories and more. In this article, we will show you how to easily add specific posts to WordPress navigation menu.

When and Why Add Specific Posts to Navigation Menu?

Navigation menus allow you to create a navigational structure for your website. This helps users quickly find the most important sections of your website.

WordPress makes it very easy to create and add navigation menus on your website. By default, it shows sections to easily add pages, categories, custom links, and more.

Adding items to navigation menu

Normally website owners add pages to their navigation menus like about page, a separate blog page, pricing page, or a contact form page.

Some websites add categories to navigation menus which allows users to quickly jump to different topics on their site.

Categories and topics in navigation menu

However, sometimes you may need to add an individual post to your navigation menu. This could be your most popular post or something that you would like your users to find quickly.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to easily add specific posts to WordPress navigation menu.

Adding Specific Posts to WordPress Navigation Menu

First thing you need to do is go to Appearance » Menus page in your WordPress admin area and select a menu to edit. You can also create a new menu and use it as your navigation menu.

Select menu to edit

After selecting the menu, you’ll see tabs for pages, posts, custom links, and categories. You can click on each tab to expand it.

Options for menu

If you cannot see the Posts tab there, then you need to add it by clicking on the Screen Options button at the top right corner of the screen.

Add post box

Once the Post box appears, you need to expand it to select the specific posts that you want to add to your navigation menu and click on the Add to Menu button.

Select specific posts

After adding the specific posts to the navigation menu, you can drag and drop menu items to adjust their display order.

Drag and drop menu items

You can also customize the label to change the post title into a smaller title. Make sure to save it and visit your website to see your WordPress navigation menu with specific posts in action.

Navigation menu with specific posts

Navigation menus can be further customized to add search bar, social media icons, log in / log out links for your blog, post type archive, and more. You can also style your navigation menus to change their colors and appearance.

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