This tutorial will show you how to use a custom menu in a top navigation bar on your site. Custom menus give you a high level of control over your navigation. But, you need to be diligent about keeping them up to date, remembering that the links are never added automatically to a custom menu.
Create a Custom Menu
First, you’ll need to create the custom menu. Visit our video tutorial on custom menus to learn how, and then return to this tutorial once you are comfortable with custom menus.
If you already know how to create a custom menu, create it, and then go to take the next step.
Place the Custom Menu in the Menu Bar
Go to “Appearance > Menus” (the screen where you created your menu).
On that same screen, look at the left-hand side. You will see several drop-down menus that give placeholders for your custom menu. Depending on what you named it, you want to place your custom menu within the “Primary Navigation Menu” area. Pull down the menu labelled “Primary Navigation Menu” and select your custom menu. In this case, the name is “Top Bar.”
Enable the menu to display
Go to “Genesis > Theme Settings.”
Scroll down the page until you see “Secondary Navigation.” Check off the box next to “Enable Secondary Navigation.” Do NOT check off “Enable Fancy Dropdowns.”
Scroll up to the top of the page and click “Save Settings.”
Your page should now have top bar navigation using the custom menu you created: