Many WordPress users (especially lovers), do not know that they can enrich their navigation menus with categories (if their website uses these and it can be very interesting).

By default, WordPress offers an interface for creating menus, which you will find at the location " Appearance> Menus" page (in French).

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Before, to add categories to the menu, you had to create pages each time, however doing so did not simplify the task insofar as to display the articles of a category, you had to use a shortcode on the page.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to add categories to your menu, without having to create a page or anything technical.

But before, if you have never installed WordPress discover How to Install a WordPress Blog in 7 Steps et How to search, install and activate a WordPress theme on your blog 

Then back to why we are here.


Suppose you want create a website trips with guides depending on the city. You may want to add city names to the navigation menu and display articles related to those cities when accessed.

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This is where categories come in. Categories are hierarchical, and they are meant to be used to group articles. The keywords are not hierarchical but also include articles that have slight points in common (usually it is a particular phrase or theme).

See this article for Discover the difference between categories and keywords

You can add or select while writing articles. The section "Categories" appears by default on the left of the article writing screen.


Once you have created your categories, you can add them to the navigation menu. Access the WordPress menu management interface (Appearance> Menus).


By adding the categories, you can order them as you wish according to your preferences.


You may have a menu similar to this one:

preview menu

Since the categories are hierarchical, don't forget that you can add sub-items to menus to offer even more items.

Most WordPress themes offer a tiered menu. By adding sub-elements, they will have no trouble displaying on your blog, but also it will allow users to easily browse your blog.

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3. Super Backup & Clone - Migrate

The WordPress Super Backup & Clone - Migrate plugin will allow you to back up your website. Indeed, working on your website is always a long and cumbersome process, and it would be a shame if you lost your work due to a bad configuration or a handling error.

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Here! That's it for this tutorial. We hope it helps you add categories to your WordPress blog menu. Do not hesitate to share with your friends on your favorite social networks

However, you will also be able to consult our resources, if you need more elements to carry out your projects of creation of Internet sites, by consulting our guide on the WordPress blog creation.

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