Wix Editor: Adding and Setting Up a Vertical Menu

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Vertical menus are a clean, sophisticated way for visitors to navigate your site. There are a range of templates available, and you can customize to create something that is both eye-catching and informative.

Learn how to:

Adding a vertical menu

Add a vertical menu from the Editor to get started in creating something that encourages interaction and attention from your site visitors.

To add a vertical menu:

  1. Click Add Elements  on the left side of the Editor.
  2. Select Menu & Anchor.
  3. Select Vertical Menus.
  4. Click or drag your chosen menu to add it to your site.
A screenshot of the vertical menu options in Wix Editor

Customizing the menu design

Use the customization options to design your menu exactly the way you'd like. The menu has three separate states  - regular, hover, and clicked. You can customize each state individually to suit your site's needs. 

  • Regular: How the menu is displayed on your site before a visitor has interacted with it.
  • Hover: How the menu looks while a cursor is hovering over it.
  • Clicked: How the menu looks once a visitor has clicked on it.

To customize the menu design:

  1. Click the Design icon .
  2. Click Customize Design.
  3. Select the menu state you wish to work on (Regular, Hover, or Clicked).
  4. Choose from one of the below options to adjust its settings:
    • Fill Color and Opacity: Choose the menu's fill color and adjust its opacity.
    • Border: Adjust the menu's border width and color.
    • Corners: Adjust how curved the corners of your menu and submenus are.
    • Shadow: Add a shadow, and adjust its angle, size, blur, color, and distance.
    • Text: Edit the menu's text settings, such as font, size, and format.
    • Spacing: Adjust the menu's spacing and offset using the sliders.
A screenshot of the vertical menu design options

Adjusting the layout of a menu

You can adjust the layout of the menu to further fit your site's feel and aesthetic. You can change the way your menu's items are aligned, and choose whether the submenu opens to the left or the right.

To adjust the menu layout:

  1. Click the Layout icon .
  2. Choose from the following options:
    • How are items aligned?: Select whether the menu items are aligned to the left, right, or center.
    • How do submenus open?: Select whether submenus open to the left or the right.

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