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Website Builder (for WordPress) - How to Create and Manage Menus

This article applies to the Bluehost Website Builder (for WordPress). For information about using the Bluehost Builder (our express website editor not connected to WordPress), please see Bluehost Builder - How to Create and Manage Menus.

If you are not sure which version you are currently using, please see Bluehost Website Builder (for WordPress) vs Bluehost Builder for more information.

An organized menu helps your site visitors find what they’re looking for on your website. This article will walk you through how to do the following things:

To add a menu or make changes to your existing navigation, you will need to access the Bluehost Website Builder.

How to Add a Menu

Bluehost Website Builder will automatically create a site menu based on the pages that have been added, so you won't need to add a menu - that has already been done for you. You can add, delete, edit, and reorder menu items by accessing your menu settings.

How to Access Menu Settings

Select Menus & pages from the menu on the left. A list of your current pages will appear in the Primary menu

Note: You can also access this menu from the top menu by selecting Page: Home from the top menu, then selecting Manage Pages from the drop-down menu.
Website Builder - Manage Pages

From here, you can add, edit, reorder, and delete menu items. You can also set how you would like page titles and descriptions to show up in search engine results. Read on for more details.

How to Add a Page to the Menu

  1. Select Menus & pages from the menu on the left. A list of your current pages will appear in the Primary menu.
  2. Select New Page, and you’ll see options for adding a Page or an External link.
    Website Builder - Primary Menu
  3. Select either Page (this adds a new page to the menu and your site) or External link (this adds a menu item that links to a website outside of the site you’re working on).
    Website Builder - Page or External Link
    • For a page, add your page name, and the Page URL will autofill based on the page name. You can change the URL by toggling the button labeled “URL matches page name.”
    • For an external link, add the name you want to be displayed on the menu and enter the URL where you want to send visitors.
  4. Select the Apply button when you finish, and your new page or link will appear in the menu.

How to Edit Menu Items

  1. Select Menus & pages from the menu to the left. A list of your current pages will appear in the Primary menu panel.
  2. Choose the page or link you want to edit and select the ⋮ icon.
    Website Builder - Manage Menu
  3. Now, select Settings to edit.
    Website Builder - Manage Menu

From here, you can update the “Settings” and “SEO settings.” Keep reading for details.

Settings

  1. From Settings, you can specify a Parent page (that will move the current page’s menu item to a sub-menu under the parent page in the menu). You can also edit the Page name or Page URL.

    Note: the “Page name” determines how it will show up in your menu.

  2. Click Apply to save your changes

SEO Settings

Your SEO settings determine how each page will show up in search results.

  1. Make updates to your Page Title or Description.
  2. Click Apply when finished.

Note: Changes to your SEO settings can take a while to update in search results.

How to Create Sub-menu

  1. Select Menus & pages from the menu to the left. A list of your current pages will appear in the "Primary menu" panel.
  2. Choose the page or link you want to add to a sub-menu and select the ‘ellipsis’ ⋮ icon.
  3. Select Settings to access the page settings.
  4. In the “Parent page” field, select the page on the menu where you want to place the current page as a sub-menu item.
  5. Click Apply to save your changes.

How to Change Menu Order

  1. Select Menus & pages from the menu on the left, and a list of your current pages will appear in the “Primary menu” panel.
  2. To re-order a menu item, select the ⋮⋮ icon.
  3. Drag and drop the item to change its place in the menu.

How to Delete Items from the Menu

  1. Select Menus & pages from the menu on the left, and a list of your current pages will appear in the “Primary menu” panel.
  2. Choose the page or link you want to delete and select the ‘ellipsis’ ⋮ icon.
  3. Select Delete to permanently remove the item.

Note: Pages cannot be restored once deleted.