[Support request] How to link to secondary pages from footer menu without showing in main page nav

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  • #1430647
    Gidget Hall

    Definitely not a developer here, just a writer who maintains her own website. 🙂 Question that I couldn’t quite solve from searching the support forum:

    What I’m going for is to only have primary pages in my top navigation: Home, Services, Sectors, About, and Contact.

    But I have other pages I need to link to in various places throughout the site, including Process, Style Guide, Samples, etc.

    My goal is to not have those nested as drop-down pages (as I do currently) but rather to have menu options linking to them in the footer. I’ve watched the menu builder options and tinkered in Stage, but I am clearly missing something.

    Apologies for what is probably a rookie question with an obvious and easy solution! If you can help, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks friends.

    #1430677
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    are these footer links going to be the same across the entire site?

    If so you can create a new Menu ( in Appearance > Menus ) – but do not give it a location.
    Then you can add an Appearance > Widgets to the Footer Widget. Use the Navigation Menu Widget and select your new menu

    Let me know if thats correct

    #1430913
    Gidget Hall

    Thanks David! Yes, the footer links will be the same for the whole site. Thanks for your help!

    #1430921
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Yup then you can either use the footer widgets David suggested – see the bottom of this site for example,

    Or use the footer bar widget area as seen in Grill here on the right of the copyright text:
    https://gpsites.co/grill/

    Let us know if this helps 🙂

    #1437182
    Melissa

    Leo the footer bar widget area in Grill is exactly what I’m trying to replicate. I have the copyright info on the left, and 3 links on the right to PDFs in my media library (privacy, cookies and site conditions). Currently I have added them as nav widgets, but they stack on top of each other in a column, rather than display side by side. Side note: also a web building newbie, apologies if this is a silly question!

    #1437408
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    I’m going to guess that you’ve added them in the footer widget area instead of the footer bar widget area:
    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/footer-bar-widget-area/#adding-a-footer-menu

    If this doesn’t help, can you link me to the page in question?

    Feel free to open a new topic if you need to use the private URL field 🙂

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