Adding Custom Icons to WordPress Navigation Links
WordPress is a powerful content management system that offers a range of customization options to users. One of the most useful features of WordPress is the custom menu feature, which allows users to create and customize menus for their websites. With the custom menu feature, users can add links to pages, posts, categories, and custom links. Additionally, users can also add special classes to their themes to show custom icons next to their navigation links.
In this article, we will show you how to add custom icons to your WordPress navigation links. Specifically, we will take you through the steps for adding a home icon next to your homepage link.
Step 1: Download a Cool Home Icon
The first step in adding a custom icon to your WordPress navigation link is to download a cool home icon. There are many websites that offer free icons that you can use for your website. For the sake of this tutorial, we will use a simple home icon from Finicons.com.
Step 2: Enable Classes in Your WordPress Menu
By default, the WordPress menu doesn’t show the “class” attributes in the menu builder. To enable classes in your WordPress menu, you need to hit the “screen options” and make sure it is checked.
Step 3: Add Style to Homepage Link
Once you have enabled classes in your WordPress menu, you can browse to or create a homepage link and add a new class to it. In this tutorial, we will add a class called “home-link-icon” to our homepage link.
Step 4: Add CSS for Home Menu Icon
The final step in adding a custom icon to your WordPress navigation link is to add CSS to your stylesheet to show the icon for the class you just created. Make sure you add the icon downloaded in step 1 into your theme’s images folder.
Here is a sample CSS code that you can use:
padding-left: 30px !important;
The above CSS code will add a home icon to your homepage link. The “padding-left” property adds space between the icon and the text, while the “background-image” property sets the image for the icon. The “background-position” property sets the position of the icon, and the “background-repeat” property sets whether the icon should repeat or not.
Below is a sample image of how the CSS code looks in action in a theme:
Adding custom icons to your WordPress navigation links is a great way to enhance the look and feel of your website. With the custom menu feature and a little bit of CSS, you can easily add custom icons to your navigation links. We hope this tutorial has been helpful in showing you how to add custom icons to your WordPress navigation links.