How to Add Dropdown Navigation Menu in Thesis Theme

As we know thesis navigation menu is very simple and clear. Thesis theme version 1.6 offers an option to create your dropdown menu navigation bar. In this tutorial I am going to tell about how to add dropdown navigation menu in thesis.

How to add Tabs in Navigation Menu

  1. goto your wordpress admin then select thesis options in the left sidebar of the dashboard. Under thesis options we have three tabs select first one ‘thesis options’.
  2. Here we have navigation menu and under navigation menu we have some option to appear tabs in navigation menu.
  3. We can select pages, categories, home link and other feed links.
  4. First select pages to add in navigation menu option inside this, select pages like about us, contact, services and etc you can edit page name in order to appear better look.
  5. Click on ‘big ass to save button’.

Now visit your site selected pages appeared in navigation menu like home, about us, contact and services.

How to create Dropdown Navigation Menu

  1. You are having four tabs in navigation. You need to create contact page under about page.
  2. Goto wordpress dashboard select edit ‘pages’ tab.
  3. Now select edit in contact page.
  4. Inside contact page we have ‘attributes’ section in right side
  5. Inside this we have options to select parent page. Here you need to select ‘about us’ page in order to make contact page under about us.
  6. Now click on ‘update’ and check your site.

Similarly for categories goto ‘thesis options’ select categories under navigation menu which you need in navigation bar.
Click on ‘big ass save button’.
Go to ‘categories’ under ‘posts’ in left side bar of the word press dashboard.
Select edit in particular category.
Choose parent for the particular selected category.
Click on ‘update category’

Now check your site navigation only parent categories are appear under the parent we have the dropdown list.

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  • Tech Maish December 25, 2009, 4:42 PM

    This is very useful tutorial. Great work.
    Thank you

    • Pascal December 25, 2009, 4:51 PM

      Thanks for your kind words.

  • Pavan Somu December 28, 2009, 1:12 PM

    Useful post for all Thesis users.

    • Pascal December 28, 2009, 1:42 PM

      we have more resources for Thesis users.

  • Samuel Junghenn December 31, 2009, 4:37 AM

    Thanks Mate, very clear instructions. Site bookmarked for sure 😉

  • TechStation BG January 23, 2010, 12:32 AM

    Pascal, I’d like to thank you for the great articles about the Thesis theme. You do awesome descriptions how the things should be done. It’s better than the Thesis Support forums :) This blog just got into my top 3 list when it comes to working on the Thesis theme! Thanks again!

  • Bim April 11, 2010, 8:42 PM

    Thanks for the guide (video) very helpful and answered my question :)

    • Pascal April 12, 2010, 1:09 AM

      Glad I could help you. Make use of tutorials. Thanks.

  • Chantal August 4, 2011, 8:51 AM

    Hi there, I wonder if you can help me. You’ve given great instructions on how to add a drop down menu item to thesis. I’ve done what you suggested and rechecked it several times. For some reason the drop down tab won’t display. I’ve typed in the URL of that page to make sure the page is published and it is. Any chance you have a suggestion? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!


    • admin August 4, 2011, 11:45 AM

      Give me the site link here so that i can check it.

  • drmahmud January 26, 2012, 11:52 PM

    I am a newbie to the world of thesis and your tutorial helped me a lot. Please write more about beautification and SEO function. It would be so kind of you.Thanx again