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Creating navigation


Visit Shopify's help centre for an extensive guide on setting up menus and links.

Menus can be configured to display in two ways - as a single dropdown or in multi-columns with nested menu items.

Single dropdown menu

To create a single dropdown menu, click the title of the menu that you would like to add a dropdown menu to. In most cases, this is called Main Menu unless it has been renamed to something else.

Next, you will need to add 'child' items to include in the new drop-down.

Click Add menu item, enter a name of the menu item and select a destination for the link.

Click and drag the menu items to nest below the 'parent' item.

Click Save menu.

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Multi-column dropdown menu

You can create multi column drop-down menus up to three levels deep, shown below:

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To create third level menu items, repeat the process for creating a dropdown and simply nest them below a second level menu item.

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If a second level menu items doesn't have any nested menus, they will be styled in a separate column shown below with the New in and Sale menu items.

multi-column menu without nested items

Creating other menus

All other store menus can be configured in your store admin under Online Store > Navigation.

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Once a menu is configured, reference it in the relevant section's settings, see:

creating other menus demo