How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme?

Kadence Theme Pro add-on allows you to create nice mega menus (multi column menus). In this post I’m going to show you how to do that.

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What do you need to create a mega menu with Kadence theme?

There are some prerequisites that you need to be aware of.

Step 1: Install and activate Kadence Pro add-on

First of all, you need a Kadence Pro add-on which can be purchased here. If you already have it then go to Plugins >> Add new and install it.

Next, you need to activate the Ultimate menu add-on which adds menu options for mega menus, highlight tags, icons and more..Therefore, go to Appeareance >> Kadence and after activate it. See the screenshot.

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme?

Step 2: Create a menu

Go to Appearance >> Menus >> Create a menu. Now add elements to the menu. Theses are only some lements you can add to the menu:

  • posts
  • pages
  • products
  • post categories
  • product categories
  • WooCommerce endpoints
  • custom links
  • etc

NB! After adding needed elements to the menu please save the menu. Otherwise, menu item settings, I will talk about in next step, will not be visible.

In order to have a nice mega menu create a menu structure with at least couple of three level menus.

Step 3: Open menu item settings and activate Mega menu

Open up a menu item and click on the Menu Item Settings button. See the screenshot This opens up additional menu settings. See the screenshot.

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme?

Now the popup opens. Clock on the Mega settings link and activate mega menu dropdown. See the screenshot below.

As you see there are a lot of option to customize the look of your mega menu. Here are the most important settings:

  • mega menu columns (up to 6)
  • mega menu column layout
  • mega menu dropdown background color
  • links color
  • links background
  • links item divider color

Probably the most important settings are under Mega menu width dropdown. There you can choose between:

  • content width
  • menu container width
  • full width

In this tutorial I am going to create a three column menu. First two columns contain Woocommerce product categories and third one will contain a Free Shipping info box.

After choosing your settings press Save and close the window. Now save your menu and preview your site.

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme?

Step 3: Customize mega menu headings (optional)

Currently, Kadence theme has no option for customizing mega menu column headings. For example, maybe you want them to stand out but there is no option to change the font size. Therefore, if you need to customize those column headings, go to Appearance >> Customizer >> Additional CSS and add this piece of code.

.header-menu-container ul.menu>li.kadence-menu-mega-enabled>ul>li>a {
    font-weight: 600; 
}

This is what we have accomplished so far. Two column mega menu with bold column headings. Now, lets add a custom element (for example, info box) inside the third column.

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme Pro elements?
Mega menu with two columns and bold column headings

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme Pro elements?

In this part of the tutorial we are going to use Kadence Blocks for Gutenberg plugin for creating an Info box element which will be shown inside third menu column. But before that you need the Hooked Elements add-on to be activated. If you haven’t done it so far go to Appearance >> Kadence.

You don’t have to use Gutenberg and instead use Elementor or Beaver Builder.

Step 1: Create a Kadence element

Go to Appearance >> Kadence >> Elements >> Add new. For an element type choose Default. Now create and cutomize this element you would like to show inside mega menu.

Next, open up Element settings >> Display settings and choose Entire site. See the screenshot below.

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme Pro elements?

Step 2: Add element to your menu

After that publish you element and head over to Appearance >> Menus. Add a new item to the menu. It can be a custom link or already created page/post etc. Now save the menu and open up the menu settings of this item.

NB! You have to save the menu first, otherwise the menu settings for the added item are not visible.

Next, click on the Menu Item Settings button and head over to the Mega settings link. Enable Custom Content and choose the custom element you created earlier. See the screenshot.

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme Pro elements?

Now save the menu and preview.

If everything is OK then your menu should like something like this here.

How to Create a Mega Menu With Kadence Theme Pro elements?

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