Although there are several default menus in the Drupal core, you have the ability to create your own custom menu from within the admin interface. This is done in two basic parts. The first part is to create the general structure of the menu and the second is to add indivdual links. Below are the steps for creating a general menu structure in Drupal 8.

Creating menus in Drupal 8

  1. Log into your Drupal 8 admin interface.
  2. click on the Menu itemFrom the top menu select the Menu option.
  3. select the Structure optionA secondary menu will appear just under the first. From here, click on the Structure option.
  4. select the menu optionYou will see a list of different structure types on this page. Scroll down and click on the Menus item.
  5. click add menu buttonA new page will come up with a list of all current menus. Click on the Add Menu button.
  6. add menu dataYou are taken to a new page where you will identify the new menu with a Title and an Administrative summary. Enter the details for these fields and click on the Save button once finished.
    TitleThe name of the menu. This should be self-explanatory such as 'Main Menu' or 'Student Menu'.
    Adminstrative summaryA quick description for the purpose of the menu, such as 'List of Student Options' for a student menu.
  7. Once you have entered the menu Title and Administrative summary, click on the Save button to save your new menu. Once saved, you will be led to a screen that enables you to begin adding links to your menu. For more information on how to do that, please see our article on Adding Links to your Menus in Drupal 8.

    Below is a quick before and after screenshot that displays the new menu in the menus list.
    BeforeAfter
    menu list before the change menu list after new menu added
Continued Education in Course 104: Working with Menus in Drupal 8
You are viewing Section 1: How to create a custom menu in Drupal 8
Section 2: How to add items to your menus in Drupal 8
Did you find this article helpful?

We value your feedback!

Why was this article not helpful? (Check all that apply)
The article is too difficult or too technical to follow.
There is a step or detail missing from the instructions.
The information is incorrect or out-of-date.
It does not resolve the question/problem I have.
How did you find this article?
Please tell us how we can improve this article:
Email Address
Name

new! - Enter your name and email address above and we will post your feedback in the comments on this page!

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Ooops! It looks like there are no questions about this page.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question

Post a Comment

Name:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Comment:
Submit

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

0 Questions & Comments

Post a comment

Back to first comment | top

Need more Help?

Search

Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail: support@InMotionHosting.com
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!