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Navigation / Menu Setup

Herald uses the standard WordPress menu system for navigation. In order to setup your menus, go to Appearance -> Menus. Please note that certain items, like Posts, are hidden by default in the Screen Options so make sure you have checked it.

You simply need to create your menu and drag and drop pages you want to show. After the menu is created, you need to assign this menu to a specific theme location.

  • Main Menu This is your main website navigation.
  • Social Menu This is a menu which will display social icons.
  • Secondary Menu (1, 2 & 3) You have three additional menus if you need another menu for secondary pages on your website.

Main Menu

Below is an example of a simple menu assigned to Main Menu:

main_menu

Watch an example in this short video:

Social Menu

As shown in the image below, this is a menu where you should put custom links to your social profiles. Note that you just need to specify a link to your social page i.e. http://facebook.com/link-to-your-page and the Facebook icon will be automatically recognized.

social_menu

Watch an example in this short video:

Secondary Menus

Basically, the same way you create Main Menu, you can create a secondary menu. When you create a menu, you just need to connect it to the proper theme location.

Using the Mega Menu feature

This theme also provides functionality for so-called “Mega Menu” with which you can get different functionality and style than a standard drop-down menu. Please note that the mega menu option may be applied only to your Main Menu items.

1. Category Mega Menu

Below is an example of using the category link as a mega menu. It will automatically load your category posts in the drop-down area.

mega_menu_cat

Watch an example in this short video:

2. Classic Mega Menu

Below is an example of using the classic mega menu. Basically, you set up this menu the same way as a standard third-level menu but sub-items will be displayed all at once in one big drop-down area.

mega_menu_classic

Watch an example in this short video:

If you are not familiar with using WordPress menus and its basic setup, there is a great user guide on the official WordPress Codex.

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