How To Create WordPress Dropdown Menus

Wordpress Dropdown MenusI’ve been asked several times recently how to create custom menus in WordPress.

The great news is that WordPress has a “Menus” feature built in and not only is it very powerful and point-and-click but it is extremely flexible too.

For example, you can use it to create “dropdown” style menus as well. This is something I’ve used myself for the members area of some of my products.

Please click PLAY below to see how it’s done….


Remember: Not ALL WordPress themes support menus. Most do but some don’t. If yours doesn’t then you might like to consider changing or upgrading to a different theme!

I hope you found this useful? Please LIKE and Tweet if so and let me know what you think in comments area below! Cheers, Rob. 🙂


24 Responses to How To Create WordPress Dropdown Menus

  1. Sergio Felix October 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Hey Rob,

    I wish I had seen this a lot of time ago, building wordpress menus was something I never understood until I had to do it myself.

    I still see many sites with the menus spread all over in several lines because people don’t understand how to create the actual drop down so kudos to you for creating this video man!

    Take care and keep up the good work! 😉


    • Rob October 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

      Hi Sergio,

      Great stuff – glad this helped 🙂

      Cheers – Rob.

  2. David October 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I cannot thank you enough for constantly going the extra mile to help us all.

    • Rob October 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Hi David,

      You are VERY welcome – my pleasure and thanks for commenting!

      Cheers, Rob.

  3. Peter October 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Hi Rob

    Many thanks for yet more good information!


    • Rob October 23, 2012 at 6:49 am #

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for letting me know you found this useful!

      Cheers – Rob.

  4. Nigel Marchant. October 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    Thanks Rob! I learn something SO useful every time from these short videos which is so usefull. In about 5 years I never knew about this (Shame on me!!).
    Thanks again.

    • Rob October 23, 2012 at 6:51 am #

      Hi Nigel,

      I think I used WordPress for about a year before I learnt how to do this – so don’t worry about that! There’s always something new to learn – one of the many great things about internet marketing 🙂

      Cheers – Rob.

  5. jerry October 22, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Hi Rob

    Quality content and help as usual, keep it up



    • Rob October 23, 2012 at 6:52 am #

      Thank you Jerry, I will try to as always 🙂 All the best, Rob.

  6. George October 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Hi Rob

    Thanks for the clear instructions. That home page was always a tricky one for me, but now I know how.

    It would be great if you could also explain how to get a menu item to open in a new browser window, as opposed to replacing the currently viewed page.

    • Rob October 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      Hi George,

      When you’re in Appearance > Menus click on Screen Options at the top right. Then check the box which says “Link Target” and click Save Menu. When you add a new custom you can then click the drop down menu against that link in the main area and select “Open link in a new window/tab”.

      Thanks for your comment – good to hear you found this useful 🙂

      Cheers, Rob.

  7. Neil October 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Thanks Rob – I actually only found out about this option the other day, so I found your video useful – particularly the bit about custom links.

    • Rob October 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      Hi Neil,

      Great stuff, thanks, and great to see you here on the blog 🙂

      Cheers – Rob.

  8. Pete Williams October 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Great little training vid Rob – I have tried to work this out for myself a few times recently and despite looking at the wordpress help page got a bit lost – but your vid has made it simples!

    • Rob October 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      “Simples!” – that might be lost on people outside of UK but made me chuckle – thanks Pete!

      Cheers, Rob.

  9. Roger October 25, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Hey Rob
    It’s been a while!
    Very useful info as usual, you make it look so easy on the vid, amazing how a little effort explaining the actions step by step puts everything into context so most anyone can follow!
    Keep up the good work mate.

    • Rob October 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      Hi Roger,

      A long time indeed and great to see you back here commenting on the blog.

      Glad you liked the little tutorial 🙂

      Cheers – Rob.

  10. Paul October 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Hello Rob
    Another great piece of valuable information that has saved me a ton of time and frustration.

    • Rob October 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Thanks Paul, appreciate that 🙂

  11. Tony October 27, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Hi Rob
    Thanks for the very helpful and clear demonstration in your video. Your “caring and sharing ” attitude is a credit to the new breed of Internet Marketers who put people first and profits second.
    Thanks again

    • Rob October 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

      Hi Tony, My pleasure that’s great to hear – thank you! Cheers – Rob.

  12. Shannon {Cozy Country Living} April 14, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I have been trying to figure out a drop down menu for my recipes since I started my website. You explained everything wonderfully and I am just thrilled that I finally know how to do this. Thank you so much!

    • Rob April 15, 2013 at 8:39 am #

      Hi Shannon,

      You are very welcome! Glad that this helped you and thanks for posting your message 🙂



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