Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets » Navigation Menu Widget

This page is about the Navigation Menu widget. Are you looking for the guide on setting up your site’s menu?

The Navigation Menu Widget allows you to display pages, categories, and custom links in your blog’s sidebar. To use it, you first need to create a menu.

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Themes that support the Site Editor do not use widgets, so you won’t see Appearance → Widgets in your dashboard. Instead, you can edit all of your site in one place at Appearance → Editor. Click here to learn how to use the Site Editor.

Using blocks, you can use a Navigation block.

How to Add the Navigation Menu Widget

To add the widget to your site:

  1. In your dashboard, click on Appearance → Widgets.
  2. Choose the location where you’d like to place the widget on your site. Common options here include the Footer and Sidebar, but this may be different depending on your theme.
  3. Click either of the + block inserter buttons (see right) to see a list of all the available blocks and widgets.
  4. Scroll down to the Widgets section and click on the widget once to add it to your site.

For general information on working with widgets, see this guide.

The Widgets Editor with highlights on the + Block Inserter at the top of the page and in a widget area.
Block inserter buttons

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Settings

Once you add the widget to your sidebar, you’ll see the following widget settings:

  • Title: Sets text that will display immediately above the custom menu in the sidebar.
  • Select Menu: Use this to choose which of your custom menus to display. If you haven’t already created a custom menu, you’ll need to do that first on the Menus page.
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