Creating a menu in WordPress was never easier. All you have to do is create pages and add them next to your homepage. Your main navigation menu will be done in just a few clicks but it will probably look very plain.
There are numerous plugins which can help you in creating a visually stunning navigation menu. You can, of course, code yourself one if you know how to, but there is a simpler way to make your regular menu more user friendly – by adding icons.
Icons have become something we can’t live without. When you search for something in your WordPress dashboard, on your desktop or on your smartphone and tablet, you are probably used to using icons. After only few times of using a new application, you are more likely to remember its icon than all the description text which comes with it. So, why wouldn’t you put an icon next to your menu item and let people navigate through your site with ease.
If you don’t know how to do that, don’t worry, that’s why you’re here. In this article, we’re not going to bother you with custom coding, but we’ll simply show you a neat free plugin which you can configure in the next few minutes.
- Go to Plugins->Add New
- Search for “Menu Icons”
- Install and activate the plugin
- Navigate to Appearance -> Menus
- Open your navigational menu
- Select a page under menu structure for which you want to select an icon
- Choose the icon, edit its position and size
- Save menu
That’s it! Now go find some cool icons you want in your menu and enjoy your new menu design. When you’re still working with icons, don’t forget to add a favicon to your WordPress website.