An Introduction to the Navigation of your Website
The navigation bar is the most important way that your website visitors get around or navigate your website. The navigation bar includes the links at the top of your website that guests click on to visit different pages on your website.
On smaller screens like mobile and tablet devices, the navigation bar folds into a hamburger like this. All of the links can be found once you click on the Hamburger icon:
Understanding Link Types: Links Vs. Dropdowns
There are 2 types of links a regular link and a dropdown link.
A regular link is a link that links directly to a page, URL, or other specified location on your website. The About Us link in the image below is an example of a regular navigation link:
A dropdown link gives your website visitors options. When they hover over a dropdown other options are displayed before the final destination link is selected.
The Contact Us link in the image below is an example of a dropdown navigation link:
How to Add Links to the Navigation Bar
Now it's time to easily add links to the navigation bar of your website!
Click Website > Click on the Navigation
Scroll to the Bottom of the page and Click + Link + Dropdown depending on the type of navigation link needed:
Under Add Link, name the link under Link Display Text. This link name will be what you actually see on the navigation bar of your website. For example, the navigation bar of the website will read: About Us
Moving down on the Add Link portal, click on the second dropdown called Link URL. By default, Page is selected, which means you are linking to another page on your website. You can select which page you want to link in the third unlabeled dropdown.
Blog links directly to your blog posts (which can be found on any Popmenu website by adding /posts to the end of your domain!)
Custom URL links to an outside link that points away from your website. You can copy and paste your custom link in the third unlabeled dropdown.
Reviews links directly to your Raves and Reviews page (which can be found on any Popmenu website by adding /reviews to the end of your domain!)
Sign Up links directly to your follower portal( which can be found on any Popmenu website by adding /follow to the end of your domain!)
Menus links directly to a specific menu on your website. You can select the menu you want to display in the third unlabeled dropdown.
In the third unlabeled dropdown, select the Page, Custom URL, or Menu you're looking to link in the navigation bar, depending on what you selected above! For example, in the example below, You're creating a link called About Us, linking it to a page called About Us!
For Dropdowns create the Dropdown Link
Click on the Red + Icon to Add links under the dropdown, as shown below:
Pro Tip! You can highlight navigation links to bring extra attention to this page on your website:
To highlight a navigation link on your website, check the featured box to create a button effect to the link: