What we need to do…
First make the 5 web pages we’ll be using to get started with our website.
Home – Services – About – Contact – Blog
The blog page is special.
We make a web page, call it Blog, and set the template type to Blog. Don’t put any content in the blog page.
Next in the Dashboard, we go to Settings > Reading.
- In the Front page displays, section, we select the A static page radio button.
- From the Front page, drop down, we choose the page called Home.
- From the Posts page, drop down, we choose the page called Blog.
Now we can build our menu.
- In the Dashboard, select Appearance > Menus.
- In the Menu Name box, type a name for your menu.
- I called my menu, Menu below header.
- Click the big blue Create Menu button.
- In the Pages section, select pages you want to include in your menu. I chose all 5.
- Click the add to menu button. Then click the big blue Save Menu button.
- You can drag the menu items up or down to rearrange them. Be sure the menu items line up vertically. If they appear to be stepped, you will make a drop-down list.
- When the menu items are in the order you want, click the save menu button.
- At the top of the screen, click the Manage Locations, tab.
- Depending on your theme, you’ll probably see two drop down menus. Primary navigation and Secondary Navigation.
- Use both Menu drop-downs to see which position you’d prefer to display your menu.
- View your web page to see where the menus appear. Deselect the menu position you don’t want.
The screen shots used in the video
We now have 4 web pages, a blog section and a navigation bar. The site is really starting to take shape.
Next we’ll add a sidebar.