To add a custom navigation sidebar in WordPress, you can follow these steps:
- Log in to your WordPress admin panel.
- Go to Appearance > Widgets.
- In the Widgets screen, find the "Custom Menu" widget.
- Click on the widget and drag it to the desired sidebar area.
- In the widget settings, you can configure the title and select the custom menu you want to display in the sidebar.
- Click on the "Save" button to save the changes.
If you want to create a custom menu specifically for the sidebar, you can follow these additional steps:
- Go to Appearance > Menus.
- Create a new menu by clicking on the "create a new menu" link and giving it a name.
- Add menu items to the custom menu by selecting the desired pages, posts, categories, or custom links from the left-hand side and clicking "Add to Menu".
- Drag and drop the menu items to arrange them in the desired order.
- Save the menu by clicking on the "Save Menu" button.
Once the custom menu has been created and saved, you can go back to the Widgets screen and add the "Custom Menu" widget to the sidebar as explained earlier, then select the custom menu you created from the widget settings.