How to get a simple Quick Navigation footer or sidebar widget on WordPress

My Grammarly browser add-on marking the word “Widget” as a wrong spelling underline but if we check it with WP, it’s a common name and feature of WordPress that most of the user use even its a default feature comes with every intake theme like Twenty Sixteen.

Using Widget option, a WordPress WebPage would not only just look good, it also get a life to make a visitors able to do or find a thing quick. Let’s see how we can use Widget to make a simple quick navigation menu with Link that will help to lift to other important page or post.

Actually, I was working on a project where I was in need of adding a quick navigation on footer area that looks like Quick Menu. But the theme I was working with did not allow me to add any custom text menu and link on that related built in(with that theme I was working with) widgets. The only option was to select menu from Top, Main, and Footer and if I select one of them, the full set of menu seeing-up. So I planned to do it another way that really works for me. Let’s see how I did it using “WordPress built-in Text Widget”

Requirement:

You need to have installed WordPress with a default text widget(you can check it from Appearance -> Widget) with necessary CSS and other files so when we will place some HTML code into that widget, that works.

Necessary Steps:

  1. Go to Appearance -> Widget and seek the Text widget to your blog or website’s pre-assigned sidebar or footer area. You will see a Title field as well as Text field.
  2. Write the title as “Quick Navigation” or something else you want your visitors mean those are some quick menu or navigation by.
  3. Place those code below instead of simple text. So we can get a navigation look.
    <ul style="list-style-type:none">
    	<li style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="#"><strong>Our Service</strong></a></li>
    	<li style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="#"><strong>How It Works</strong></a></li>
    	<li style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="#"><strong>File Upload</strong></a></li>
    	<li style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="#"><strong>Payment Policy</strong></a></li>
    	<li style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="#"><strong>Submit Free Trial</strong></a></li>
    	<li style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="#"><strong>Ask for Quote</strong></a></li>
    	<li style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="#"><strong>Partner Program</strong></a></li>
    </ul>
    

     

  4. You could custom the title of every list element, or you can un-strong the element by removing the strong(both starting and ending). You can also modify the line marking space changing the 7px to your choice.
  5. If you did everything in same way, you may get the results like below screenshot:

    wordpress-text-widget-quick-navigation-menu

    Eg: Background color and title results will depend on your theme SourceCode. You can change or modify them from Style file. This is what I was coded in my style file.

Hope this note helps you out. If any question, or issue- just comment below. Have FUN, and HAPPY CODING 🙂

 

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