What is a Primary Menu in WordPress?

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Understanding the Central Navigation Structure in WordPress

In WordPress, the central navigation array, commonly referred to as the Primary Menu, is designated within the WordPress Menu Editor. Themes within WordPress may facilitate one or several menus, each positioned at various points throughout the theme’s layout. These navigational structures are customizable through the WordPress Menu Editor, which you can find under Appearance » Menus.

WordPress themes typically come with predefined menu slots that users can personalize by adding their desired items. In instances where these menus are not manually configured, the default setting for most themes is to display a list of pages as the menu entries. The concept behind the primary menu is to provide flexibility, enabling themes to incorporate multiple menus across different areas of the website, such as the header or footer. This feature also empowers users to preserve their menu configurations and effortlessly alternate among various menus they’ve crafted.

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