A fairly common question that occurs with the creation of a WordPress site is how to make the menu so that the top-level menu item does not jump to any particular location. Very often menus are created from pages which results in the menu item jumping to a page instead of staying on a page when selected. The following instructions shows how to create a menu item that will not jump to a different location when clicked.

How to Disable Top Level Menu Link in WordPress

  1. Login to the WordPress Admin
  2. Appearance menu

    Click on Appearance, then click on Menus.

  3. Create custom link

    In order to create a top level menu item that doesn't jump to a page, create a menu item by clicking on Custom links.

  4. Menu Text

    Add text to the URL and link text fields. You can add a valid or invalid URL for the URL. This text will be removed below.

  5. Add to menu

    Click on Add to Menu.

  6. create submenus

    Create Submenus underneath your top level menu item.

  7. Remove URL from menu

    Go back into your top level menu and remove the URL.

  8. Save menu

    Save menu.

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