How to Add Categories in WordPress Main Menu by Easy Method

Are you using a WordPress website and don’t know how to add categories in WordPress Menu?

The Menu is the most important header part of a website that allows users to know the basic niches of the website. One WordPress site may have multiple categories but we see only a few of them on the main header menu. Well, many new bloggers utter here to add categories to the menu.  But this is not too difficult a task. Just follow the steps below:

 How to add categories in the header menu of a WordPress site:

  • Open your WordPress dashboard
  • Click on Appearance and choose Menus

    Click on Appearance and choose Menus
    Click on Appearance and choose Menus


  • Click on Categories
  • Select the categories you want to show and press Add to them

    Add categories to WordPress main menu
    Add categories to WordPress main menu
  • Press Save menu

Details: First of all open your WordPress dashboard and at the left side of the screen, press Appearance and then select the Menus option. Here you will see some more options like Pages, Posts, Custom Links, and categories. You choose Categories and select the categories that you want to show on the header menu. Now press the button Add to them to finally add them into the header or main menu. Press the Save menu to save the header menu. Now refresh your homepage URL and you will see the categories on the main menu. You can design a more elegant and secure WordPress site menu.

When you click any category of the main menu, it will change the URL path like:

Main menu bar of a WordPress site
The main menu bar of a WordPress site


Final Words

Hope you will be able to add categories to WordPress main menu. You can also rearrange the menu items by just picking and drop. If you want to track the categories on any post, you can simply check the breadcrumbs just above the post title. If you still have any confusion regarding it, then feel free to ask in the comment section. You can also add the pages to the WordPress menu by using the above method.


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