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Menu management in Drupal

Overview on how to manage menus on your Drupal website

This tutorial will review the Menu Manager in Drupal and what it offers. With Drupal, it is easy to manage and create menus on your website.

 

Step 1 Access menu manager

Log into your website as administrator and click on the Structure tab from the main menu.

 

Access structure menu item in Drupal

 

Select the Menus option.

 

Choose the menu manager in Drupal

 

Step 2 Create a menu

Access the Menu manager as administrator and click on the Add menu button at the top of the page.

 

Add a new menu in Drupal

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • Title: Enter the title of the new menu item.
  • Description: Enter a description for the new menu item.

 

Click on the Save button to create it.

 

Edit menu details in Drupal

 

Step 3 Add link to a menu

To add a link to a menu, you need to access the Menu manager as administrator. Then click on the Add Link button next to the menu, where you would like to assign it to.

 

Add a link to a menu in Drupal

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • Menu link title: Enter the name of the new link item.
  • Path: Direct link to the URL it will lead to.
  • Description: You can enter a description for the link. This is optional.
  • Parent Link: Enter the parent link for your menu link. This will be automatically chosen, depending on the previous step.

 

Edit options for a link assigned to menu in Drupal

 

Click on the Save button to create the new menu link.

 

Step 4 Assign menu to a block

Even when you create a new menu, it will not be visible until you assign it to a block on your website. This will set the location of the menu on the front-end and display it for your users. Log into your website as administrator and navigate to the Structure tab from the main menu.

 

Access the Structure menu item in Drupal

 

Select the Blocks option.

 

Access the Blocks manager in Drupal

 

Locate the menu item that you wish to enable on your website. In our case, this is a pre-created menu called Test menu. Click on the drop-down button next to it and choose the position, where you wish to place it.

 

Assign a menu to a block in Drupal

 

Step 5 Remove a menu

Note that you can only remove manually created menus from your website. The default ones that come with the initial Drupal installations cannot be removed. Access the Menu manager as administrator and click on the Edit Menu button next to the menu that you wish to remove.

 

Remove a menu in Drupal

 

Click on the Delete button below the description.

 

Confirm menu removal in Drupal