Create a Navigation Menu for your Online Store

Understanding the navigation options in the admin panel.

Creating a navigation menu for your online store is really simple. Once you have all your products uploaded and categories created then it is time to organize the way that your customers will access them. Navigation can be a very important part of the user experience (UX) on your website.

How to create a great website navigation experience.

  • Connect the navigation with the business’s priorities. Ideally, you will only have between four and six main pages, then supplementary sub-pages.

  • Keep dropdown menus to a minimum.

  • Make sure that the website navigation is 100 percent responsive on mobile.

  • Put navigation in places where people expect to find it (Creativity should not hinder UX).

  • Make hypertext obvious. If visitors can tell a hyperlink from body copy, you have a problem.

  • Do a self-audit of your website and see how many clicks it takes to get to any given page.

  • Add a search bar, link the logo back to the homepage and indicate what page the user is on.

  • Don’t forget the footer! You can expand on the header navigation bar. Add other links to important pages on your site.

Setting up Navigation for your Store.

After you have selected a theme that fits best with your product or service, you can configure the navigation for it:

  1. Go to the Admin page and Click on Navigation under Themes in the left sidebar.

  2. On this page you can see the current menu layout for your store.

  3. Alter the position of the elements on the page according to your wishes. Demo

  4. You can create dropdown menus by dragging an item to the right, allowing you to aggregate similar content under the same element.

  5. You can create external links to your blog or direct the visitor to the other pages on your store, like the contact page or any category you have previously created.

  6. Click Save

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