Navigation Menu is a theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for introducing customised navigation menus into a Theme.
The WordPress Menu helps you to design your own menu such as: Adding Pages to your menu; specifying Custom Links when you would like to link directly to another site. You can even add Category Pages that creates a filtered blog feed displaying only the posts from a category that you designate.
Some features on the WordPress Menu include:
- Ability to create a custom menu
- Ability to include posts, Pages, external links, and categories, not just Pages
- Ability to easily customize the menu’s hierarchy for drop down menus
- Ability to change the menu label/title to be different from the published title
For More Information
- WordPress Support – Custom Menus
- WordPress Tips article on Custom Menus
- How To Create Your Navigation Menus in WordPress – BobWP
- How to Create a Custom Menu in WordPress – iThemes Tutorials