How to Create a Mega Menu Using the Nav Menu Module of Astra?

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    Nav Menu Module [Create a Mega Menu]

    The Nav Menu Addon enables you to add and create Mega Menus. Mega Menus are a type of expandable menus where different choices are displayed.
    If you own a website with a lot of options and lower-level subpages, then this is the perfect option to display these at a glance.

    Astra provides stunning features to design Mega Menu functionality with Nav Menu addon.

    This is a premium feature available with the Astra Pro plugin. To use these addons, you need to have the Astra theme installed along with the Astra Pro plugin on your website.

    If you want to learn more about how that’s done here’s a walk-through video made by WPBuilders.

    Activate the Module

    Please follow these steps to activate the Nav Menu module and explore its options – 

    Step 1 – Make sure you have the Astra Pro plugin installed and activated. 

    Step 2 – Activate the add on from the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Astra Options > Nav Menu

    Create the Mega Menu

    If you want to create a Mega Menu, you need to enable the Mega Menu functionalities for the top-level menu item whose child menu items you’d like to turn into a Mega Menu. 

    Follow these steps to do just that:

    Step 1 – From the WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Menus.

    Step 2 – Select the menu item under which you want to add a mega menu.

    Step 3 – Expand this menu item and click on the “Astra Menu Settings” button

    • Mega Menu
      • Tick the checkbox for the Enable mega menu option. This will enable the mega menu options for all submenus of the parent menu. It provides options for the top-level/parent menu. You can set a Mega Menu width to content, menu container or full.
    • Mega Menu width – Set the width of your mega menu here. These are available options:
      • Content – set the menu width to your content width
      • Menu Container Width – limit the width of your Primary menu 
      • Full Width – set the width of your mega menu to the width of your screen but limit your menu content to the content width.
      • Full Width Stretched – set the width of your mega menu to the full width, edge-to-edge.
      • Custom Width – set the custom width value in pixels
    • Background Color / Image
      • Background Color/ Image will be set to the mega menu box for the parent menu. You can adjust the background image with settings like Background Repeat, Background Size, and Background Position.
    • Override Colors for this mega menu?
      • You can set colors for the menu items present in the mega menu box for the parent menu. Available options are Text/Link Color, Text/Link Hover Color, Column Divider Color.
    • Highlight Labels
      • This is the text that appears beside the menu item. It highlights the menu. Labels can be Free, Sale, New, Featured, etc. You can set label text and color.
    • Advanced
      • You can set Margin and Padding for the menu items.

    Step 4 – Clicking on the child menu you will show you the following options –

    • Mega Menu
      • Make column heading?: Choose this if you want to make the menu item navigation label as a title for the column. So that this will appear as a title and all child menu items will appear below this heading. Note: Make sure you have enabled the Mega Menu for the Parent Menu item to see this option.
    • Menu Label
      • Hide Menu Label/Description?: If you want to hide the label or description for the submenu, select this option.
      • Disable Link: This option will remove the link for a respective menu item. It will display only the title of the menu.
    • Content Source
      • You can select Content Source for the submenu. It has the option to select from Custom Text, Template or Widget. You can display custom text/HTML with the editor, or can select any custom template/widget. If you select the Custom Template option, a list of all available posts, pages, custom templates will appear. If you select the widget option, a list of all available widgets will appear.
    • Highlight Labels
      • This is the text that appears beside the menu item. It highlights the menu. Labels can be Free, Sale, New, Featured, etc. You can set label text and color.

    Similarly, you will find options for all submenu and their submenu.

    How to Create Columns for the Mega Menu?

    Astra will automatically create a separate column for each submenu. When you tick the option to Enable Mega Menu within the Parent menu item, it will create columns depending on the number of submenu items present under it.

    For Example – If you have the following menu structure:

    • Background Image
      • BUSINESS PAGES
        • Menu Item 1
        • Menu Item 2
        • Menu Item 3
        • Menu Item 4
      • AGENCY PAGES
        • Menu Item 1
        • Menu Item 2
        • Menu Item 3
        • Menu Item 4
      • UTILITY PAGES
        • Menu Item 1
        • Menu Item 2
        • Menu Item 3
        • Menu Item 4
      • SPECIAL PAGES
        • Menu Item 1
        • Menu Item 2
        • Menu Item 3
        • Menu Item 4

    It will display on the front end as –

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