How to Organize the Navigation Menu Correctly in WordPress

It’s important to make the navigation as simple and intuitive for the user to get to the right post or page.

Pages are not blog post and they are NOT news posts. Pages are fixed, timeless, they never change and don’t focus their information around a date. Posts are not timeless and can be outdated.

Pages can be revised once in a while but they are usually set in stone for the most part.   Think of a statue with a description or a painting about the author, that would be a page.   News Postings can be revised but they are suppose to be fresh news, upcoming events, lots of description, photos, comments, opinions, reviews, articles, interviews, research, sources and tags. It’s the meat of the website.


This is the hard part.  But you can do it.

Let’s say your write something about dancing. Does the post about dancing fall into the category under clubs or performance arts?  So it depends on the context.  If it’s a blog about ballet, it would probably fall in to the category of performance arts.  If it’s an article about swing dancing events or want to go out to try disco dancing, it’s probably a club.   You’ll notice how the “blog” category can stand by itself it doesn’t fit anywhere.  Place anything that is uncategorized in the “uncategorized” label when you need to tag something or it will do that by default.  An art work that has both classical and modern elements can be placed in the theme (most themes).

If your post has a winter based topic, it can be placed in the Special Events or create a seasonal category.  Obviously, I would not add multiple events like the Summer event under a Winter event (or create Other Events) just so you can make your website categories look more busy, this is a bad practice for blogs.   It’s bad for the sitemap and SEO.  For the most part, make it easy to understand and keep words to a minimum.  Some times we don’t need extra words, in a supermarket. We can just say “Bakery”. We don’t need to label or brand it as “the Bakery” or “a Bakery”.



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