How to Add a Mega Menu on Your WordPress Site
Are you looking for an easy way to add a mega menu to your WordPress website? Well keep reading in this article I’ll walk you through step by step how to add a mega menu to your site in WordPress.
Websites that have a lot of content that they want to share usually use a mega menu. This is Starbucks and you see they have a mega menu which is an easy way to pull in all this useful information.
It makes it easy for the user to find. To get something like this on your website let’s head over to our WordPress dashboard. From your dashboard let’s go to our plugins area, add new,
because we’ll be installing a new plugin called Max Mega Menu. This is the one we want so let’s click install now.
Once it’s installed you want to make sure that you go ahead and activate it as well.
Once it’s activated you’ll see it here you also see a new menu item over here, so we’ll click on that. When we click on that it’ll take us to our general settings, where we can set it up.
The general settings will work for most people. So you can click Save Changes here.
The one thing that we’ll want to do though is go to menu themes
and we’ll want to click on the menu bar
and we will want to change the color scheme here to match our theme’s color scheme..
In order to find out the background color that your theme is using simply head over to your website
and on the menu area right click somewhere around there,
go down to inspect to inspect the color scheme.
Over here you see different areas. We’re looking probably for main navigation for my theme and we’re looking for a background color. My background color is transparent.
Yours may be another hex color scheme. So you just want to grab that information, copy it, go back to our menu themes area, menu bar, and for the menu background simply add that information.
You see I can put that here that’s for my transparent and you can put in the color that yours is. Once we’ve done that let’s scroll all the way down and make sure we save our changes.
You see that the changes have been saved here. So now what we can do is we’ll go to our appearance, menu area
and if this isn’t expanded you’ll want to go ahead and expand that area because we want to click enable for our mega menu
and then we want to come over here and hover over this until we see the mega menu button.
Let’s click on that and it opens up this area.
From this you can choose how you want the mega menu to display and these are the choices.
Over here you can also choose a widget to add. Just to show you what it looks like I’ll add a gallery from here we can also choose pages.
If you need to edit the widget area just click on the little toolbar here.
So that you can choose for instance how to do the gallery here.
We can just pick the images that we want, we’ll create the gallery,
and now this has a gallery here. We’ll save that
and now we can close that.
Now we can do the same with pages, choose what pages we want to add you can pick how you want to sort them we’ll go by page title for this and click Save.
I can close that out as well
and for this menu I’m done. So we can close this out, save menu.
Now we can go to our site to see it in action and on your site you can see that we have the gallery and the posts down here.
Obviously you’ll want to work on it to make it look exactly like you want but this is how you add a mega menu to your WordPress website.