Creating Menu Placeholders

One of WordPress’s features is being able to easily create custom menus with drop-down sub-menus. What if you want the top-level menu item to be a placeholder for the sub-menu items below, but not link to any other content? You can accomplish this using the Links menu type and the # symbol.

  1. Login in to your site.
  2. Go to Appearance > Menus
  3. Select Links from the menu options on the left.
  4. In the URL field, type #
  5. In the Link Text field, type the text you want the menu to display.
  6. Click Add to Menu
    Menu Links
  7. Drag the new menu item to the desired location.
  8. Drag the sub-menu items underneath this placeholder menu.
  9. When you are done, click Save Menu
Placeholder Menu

The Classes menu item does not link to content, but expands the sub-menu items.

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