My local shopping mall recently changed their electronic directory and those changes provide an important lesson for website home pages: keep it simple. In a post warning against overcrowded home pages, I talked about having no more than three or four ideas on the home page. Here’s what the new mall directory looks like: There are […]
When working with WordPress menus, any relationships an item might have within WordPress don’t matter. You can place menu items in any relationship you like. For example, if a WordPress page is a sub-page or child of another page, that relationship does not need to be maintained within menus. Under Posts -> Categories, one category […]
Long page titles can be important to help visitors and search engines clearly understand (as well as be intrigued by) what your page is about. But they take up a lot of space on your navigation bar! The WordPress menu system makes it simple to have the best of both worlds, with something called navigation labels. […]
When you publish a new page in WordPress, it does not automatically display on any menus you’ve created, unless this box is checked in the settings for a particular menu: By default, WordPress leaves the auto-add box unchecked.
You don’t need a Home link on your navigation, provided your logo or company name is linked to your home page. Keeping your navigation menu as simple as possible makes for a better user experience, and one easy way to minimize navigation is to remove the home page link. This assumes, of course, that you’re linking […]
Site speed is one factor that sends visitors running, but another is having to click too many times to get what they need. Check your site to make sure the good stuff isn’t more than a click away. Here are some situations to watch for: Unnecessary “entry” pages. These are pages with no navigation except […]