Once you’ve created a page, it will not automatically show up on the site (unless it’s the child of a page that’s already on the menu — more on that in a moment).
Adding a page to the menu:
- Go to the Appearance > Menus.
- At the bottom left there will be a list of pages. The page you created will be in this list. Select it and hit “Add To Menu”
- The page will then show up in the list of menu items on the right. You can literally drag and drop these items into whatever order you like.
- You can even drag them into a different hierarchy — if you drag an item a little to the right beneath another item, it will appear as a sub-item of that menu. Note, however, that some themes limit you to one or two levels.
- Be sure to hit “Save Menu” when you’re finished with all edits.
- If you wish to shorten the menu item’s name in the menu display, you can expand the item, edit the name, and hit “Save Menu”
Displaying child pages:
Some pages are designated as children of other pages. Forexample, these “How To” pages are children of the “Welcome To WordPress” page. Some these display these children automatically in the menu.
To make a page a child of another, go to that page, and go to the “Page Attributes” box. Under “Parent”, select the page you want THIS page to be a child of. You can also specify the order in which you want this page to appear.
Creating Blog Categories:
If you have divided your posts into tags or categories, you can create separate pages in the menu for each of thems. Simply go to the “Tags/Categories” box and attach the categories as you would another page.