How to Make a Non Clickable Menu Item in WordPress

by | Jul 16, 2019 | Wordpress Tutorial | 41 comments

In this tutorial, I’ll show you How to Make a Non Clickable Menu Item in WordPress. By default, when you add pages, posts or custom links to your WordPress menu, they will be a link. But what if you want to have a menu item that just displays the items below it that isn’t an actual link? This tutorial will show you just that. It’s a quick, simple, easy solution and is something that many of my clients have requested on projects in the past.

There’s only 3 steps:

  1. Go to your menu under Appearance > Menu
  2. Go to the Custom Link option and add an option with the display title and something in the URL field (I usually add a # symbol)Remember you can’t add a menu item with no link in the URL to the menu in WordPress.
  3. Then, just delete the symbol in the URL field.

That’s it! Now you have a non clickable menu item on your WordPress menu. As I mention in the video, it’s not something you’ll do all the time, but I’ve had plenty of situations in the past where clients have asked to make a menu item more of an anchor to show the options below without it being an actual page or link to click on and it took me forever to finally figure this one out. So I’m happy to share the solution with you πŸ™‚