Use the Category Dropdown menu item to link visitors to multiple post categories in a dropdown menu item.
You may provide the link text, provide an optional URL link address for the dropdown, and omit specific categories from the dropdown menu.
- is what is displayed as the top-level menu item seen in your menu. Hovering over or tapping this link will display a dropdown menu which lists automatically all the post categories in use on your site – including their parent-child hierarchy.
- The URL field is if you have an optional URL link for the top-level text seen in your menu. Paste a full URL address copied from your web browser address bar into this box, and visitors will be taken there if they click the top-level text.
*Be aware that there is no hover on touch screens (tablets, phones, some computers) so this link cannot be accessed on these devices. Instead, tapping on the top-level item will simply open the dropdown list.
- Simply click to omit any individual categories from the dropdown. Be aware that if you omit a category which is the parent of other categories, those sub-categories will be omitted as well.
New categories you create for your blog will automatically appear in this dropdown unless you edit your menu item and check the box to omit it.
If you want to link to only one category, or if you do not want a dropdown, consider using the manual category link menu item instead.
I don’t see my category in the dropdown
Since it only makes sense to link your menu to categories which actually have posts added, your category dropdown will not show categories which have been created but have no posts assigned.
Simply apply your category to at least one blog post that has been published, and that category will become available in the category dropdown menu link.