Adding descriptions to menu items

Descriptions are a great way to give more context about the menu item label. Descriptions are available only for submenus to keep your navigation bar clutter-free.

This feature is handy if you want to help users understand what they’ll find on the other side or to entice them to click on a particular menu item to get special perks or offers. Your imagination is the limit.

Visual representation of the Description field for submenu items

To add descriptions to your submenu items, follow the steps below:

  • From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to AppearanceCustomizeMenus;
  • Choose a menu, then click on a submenu item where you want to add a description;
  • You will find the Description* field just below the Navigation Label. Add your text inside that box. Repeat the process for all submenu items;
  • Hit Publish when you’re done.

Here’s a visual walk-through to get a better understanding:

* If you don’t see the Description field, navigate to AppearanceMenus, click on the Screen Options button from the top right corner and enable the Description field. View the screenshot for details.

That’s it. Now your top navigation menu can play a bigger role in your strategy to get more readers, sales, bookings, reservations, and anything in between.

Updated on March 8, 2021

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