Or you may want to make visible your important posts, so you display them on the sidebar in a separate custom menu.
When you do not have enough space in the main menu of your growing site, you may put some of your pages on the sidebar. Here I describe how to do this.
[J.S. Bach: Kunst der Fuge, Contrapunctus 9]
First, it is necessary to have created the menu you want in the sidebar, and second, to include it into a sidebar widget.
Creating custom sidebar menu
1. In the WordPress Dashboard, I go to Appearance and Menus as you see in the screenshot below:
2. Now I want to create a new menu:
I shall call it ‘sidebar1’, see the picture below, and this name is only for me as an administrator to avoid confusion because in time I might have several sidebar menus.
So my sidebar menu is now ready, with two items added to it:
Creating sidebar menu widget
4. I now go to Appearance and then Widgets (see the picture in the item 1 above). When I click, I see available widgets as on the picture below. So I choose Custom Menu widget and drag-and-drop it in the sidebar, on the position where I want it to be.
5. When I have set it into the sidebar, I click on it and it opens a drop-down menu, see the picture below left, so I choose the one that I want, i.e., ‘sidebar1’. For my present purpose I do not need a title, but you may want to have one. In this case just type it in the box and it will appear on the sidebar above the new menu.
6. So now I save the job, refresh the page, and visit my site. On the sidebar I have my menu as shown below:
So I hope you have enjoyed this demonstration. As you realize, the procedure of creating sidebar menu is simple, and it allows you some creativity and improvement on your site.