WordPress: How to link to your homepage

WordPress does not always show a “Home” button in the menu by default. If you have just started your site, you may need to create a link which points to your homepage and add this to your main menu. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Go to Appearance > Menus in your dashboard:

2. Click the Custom Links tab:

3. Set the options to the following:

URL: / (a forward slash)
Link Text: Home (or anything else you want to call it)

Now click “Add to Menu” and this will add the “Home” item to your menu.

4. You can now drag the “Home” menu item into the position you’d like. Then click “Save” and you’re done!

The animation below shows the process:

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6 Comments

  1. Maria

    Hi I can’t find a page for this – I have 2 oddities since changing to the Holly & Weave theme.

    Firstly my internal links I add at the bottom of my blog posts as a list – some are shown like headers – for example in this post http://passionfruitpawsandpeonies.com/wine-tasting-near-honfleur-la-cave/ – they are meant to all be in paragraph, like ‘Is Rouen Worth Visiting?’.

    Secondly. I can not find my meta data for my homepage which needs updating as does the photo.

    Many thanks!

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Maria, it looks like some of the paragraphs in that post have been given the class “entry-title”, which is normally reservced for post titles in WordPress. For example – https://i.imgur.com/6CcBiDu.png. If you remove that class from those paragraphs then they will appear like the “Is Rouen Worth Visiting?” text.

      You can set the homepage meta data and image via any SEO plugin you might be using. If you’re not already using an SEO plugin, I’d highly recommend Yoast SEO.

      1. Maria

        ok thanks – I’ll give that a go.

        What about the meta data for my homepage please..?

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          You can set the homepage meta data using Yoast SEO

  2. Laura Roberts

    Ummm…Ok wow, that was a perfect explanation. Thanks!

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