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. If you are using the WordPress Block Editor, you can add a Navigation block.
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.
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To add the widget to your site:
- In your dashboard, click on Appearance → Widgets.
- 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.
- Click either of the + block inserter buttons (see right) to see a list of all the available blocks and widgets.
- Scroll down to the Widgets section and click on the widget once to add it to your site.
For more general information, see this guide on working with widgets.
Once you add the widget to your sidebar, you’ll see the following widget settings:
- Title: Sets text that will appear immediately above the sidebar’s custom menu.
- 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 on the Menus page first.