Attach WordPress Menu to Theme

One thing that WordPress does not automatically do is attach menus to your theme. To do so, follow the directions below.

Attaching a Menu

  1. Log in to your WordPress website.
  2. From the Administrative Dashboard, select 'Appearance -> Menus' 
  3. On the top of the page, select your current menu from the dropdown and click 'Select'.
  4. From the 'Menu Structure', set the 'Menu Settings -> Theme locations' to assign where the menu should live in your selected theme.


  • You can also assign menu locations by using the 'Manage Locations' tab on the 'Appearance -> Menus' page.
  • You can also assign menu locations through the 'Appearance -> Customize' page.