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How To Add Pages To Your Menu | Blogger 101

The feature image in today’s post shows the top menu for Peeking Beneath. Your menu can vary depending on what template you choose for your blog. But this post is about how to make pages, and where to find the location.

Remember where to find the comments section?

Related Post: Where To Find Comment Settings | Blogger 101

Location

On the side main menu for your site, you are going to find the section titled, Manage.

Under the Manage section, you will see Site Pages. You are going to click on that.

 

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Menu

 

 

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Site Pages 

Site Pages You Have Already

When you click on Site Pages (not Add) you will see the pages you already have.

It looks very similar to your Blog Posts section.

Published | Drafts | Scheduled | Trashed 

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If you haven’t made any pages you will probably see preadded About and Contact pages.

For me, I’ve made quite a few pages as you can see.

How To Add/Edit

Once you see what pages you have there are two options available (in regard to making a page).

You could click on the dots to edit one of your pages already or go beside Site Pages and click Add.

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Regardless of what you choose you will be brought to a document.

Page Attributes

Everything is basically the same as a blog post. You can have headers, hyperlinks, media, etc. The main thing that changes is that pages do not have tags and they do not have categories. Instead, they have Page Attributes.

This is what your Page Settings (not Post Settings) will look like.

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We are going to focus on Page Attributes.

When you click on Page Attributes you will see these options.

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Notice that the pages I already have made all show up in the main menu of my blog. This is because all of my pages are Top Level. They are not a parent page.

You have the choice for your current page to either be Top Level or a Parent Page.

You may have a page that connects to another page, but you don’t want both pages on your main menu. For example, you want your About page to be on the main menu, but not your Contact Page.

If this is the case, you would select your page you want to be the Parent Page. When you do, and after your page is published, go to your menu. Hover over the page you selected and you will see the option to click on the page. If you made your About page, the parent page of Contact. A viewer would have to hover over the About title on the menu for Contact title to appear.

 

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Here you see ABOUT in the top left corner

 

 

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Here you see your CONTACT page appears under About, once you hover over the ABOUT page

Pages Are Similar To Posts

You can add feature images, media, hyperlinks, use headers, and even schedule pages.

Make sure your Pages contains information needed for readers or readers would find interesting/helpful.  Pages should help your readers get around your blog, and have a better understanding of who you are.

Pages are not posts so make sure not to treat them as such.

I hope this post helps give some clarity on menu pages.

If you have any questions please ask, and I will do my best to answer. 🙂


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30 thoughts on “How To Add Pages To Your Menu | Blogger 101

    1. You are talking about hyperlinks?
      It sounds like you made your page for your menu but you want to add published posts to your page?

      In you document menu, when you editing, after the icons for bulleted or numbered lists, you will see a paperclip. Click on the paperclip. You will be able to scroll through all published posts and check which one you want to share. You could also manually paste in a URL of the link you want to share.

      Hyperlinks can be used both for posts and pages. Hyperlinks are the links in posts or pages that are usually highlighted in blue.

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      1. When I look at the page to edit, I see something that looks like a paperclip but I am confused because that is connected to the site as a whole, it allows me to add a link to the posts but not actually seeing the overall post as I’m trying to do. So sorry for asking so many questions!

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      2. Okay, let’s see. I’m slightly confused.

        If you want to view your posts in the hyperlink area no you are not able to do that.

        If you are not sure what posts are the ones you want to hyperlink, you will need to review your published posts first.

        To view/edit published posts go to your blog posts, and view each one. Know which posts you want to hyperlink before trying to hyperlink.

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      3. okay, I found a way to explain this. When you go under BIBLE STUDY & SUMMARIEIES, which is your site page, I believe. There are a set of blogs you have written specifically pertaining to that overall topic. How did you get the blogs to show up like actual posts as opposed to just links?

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      4. I’m not sure what you mean. You are right for sure that Bible Study & Summaries is one of my site pages.

        I have a number of posts that do pertain to the topic. But they are all links. Are you referring to how they are titled?

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      5. Yep, just like you would with a post. It’s not needed. I added pictures that matched the pictures for each book of the bible so people could recognize. I think pictures look nice and help things become more organized. You could always add headers/more information too about what your posts cover.

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