Identifying navigational widgets
If you have a widget that looks like a custom menu widget/pages widget, but you can’t tell which one it is, here’s how:
- Log on to your site.
- Click on the “edit widget” button of the widget in question.
- Look to see which widget is expanded in the widget admin interface. The widget type (outlined in red below) will tell you which navigational widget you have: Custom Menu or Pages.
Navigation widget comparison
When in doubt, you probably want a custom menu widget, but here’s the differences between the 2 tools:
|Can link to pages||Y||Y|
|Can link to categories||Y||N|
|Can link to external URLs||Y||N|
|Lists all pages by default||N||Y|
|Adding pages automatically updates menu||N||Y|
|Only admins can add new menu items||Y||N|