The term "Menu Item" refers to any item that may appear in a menu, including pages, dropdown menus, and links.
To create a new Menu Item, click the Add Item button.
Pages are the most common Menu Item you will create. Each Page Menu Item is a unique location on the web, with its own content and metadata.
- Display Name: This is the text that will be used for the link to this Menu Item when it is displayed inside a Menu.
Title: The Title is the text that appears at the top of your browser window. It also appears in Bookmarks created by your visitors, as the headline on search engine return pages, as well as other places.
- Page URL: An optional field - you can choose a specific URL which users can access this Menu Item. Do not include the file extension (for example, .html) or the path leading to this page.
- Description: The meta description is included in the HTML of your page and is part of the equation used by search engines to determine your page's relevance. It works in concert with your title tag to influence your placement on search engine return pages and tells readers what information they can glean if they click through to your site.
- Keywords: The keywords are included in the HTML of your page and are a part of the equation that search engines use to determine your page's relevance. Many search engines - Google included - assign little value to keywords on their own. However, the keyword data field does add value to your site's overall ranking.
- Default Page: If this box is checked, the Menu Item will become the Default Page for the site, also known as the Home Page. Users going to the URL without another page specified are brought to the Default Page, as well as users who click on the site logo (in most designs).
- Open in New Window: If this box is checked, the Menu Item will open in a new window when selected from a Menu or Sub Menu. When directing your visitors to pages outside your website, it is recommended that you open that page in a new window.
- CSS ID: Apply an optional CSS ID, allowing this Menu Item to be styled inside your Template CSS.
- CSS Class: Apply an optional CSS Class, allowing this Menu Item to be styled inside your Template CSS.
- Menu Location: Choose an existing Menu for this Menu Item to appear in.