A mega menu refers to an expandable menu that displays multiple options via a wide range of layouts. In most cases, a mega menu displays a glance look at the content of the associated website. They can be products or blog posts.
WordPress has no default feature to create a mega menu. If you have no coding skills, you need a plugin to create a mega menu. Well, it depends on the theme you use as well. Some WordPress themes, including Newspaper X, comes with a default feature to create a mega menu. If you use a theme that has offers no such a feature, you can install one of the following plugins to create a mega menu on your WordPress site.
JetMenu is a great plugin to create a mega menu on your WordPress site. You can use it whether to create a horizontal mega menu or vertical mega menu. Before being able to use JetMenu, you need to install the Elementor page builder plugin on your WordPress site. Elementor is required as JetMenu uses Elementor visual editor to edit your mega menu. You can add any content to your mega menu using Elementor widgets. From blog posts, WooCommerce products, image, map, form, button. Anything. In addition to creating a mega menu, JetMenu can also be used to create an off-canvas menu.
If you don’t want to use JetMenu due to its dependency on Elementor, UberMenu is another option you can opt to. UberMenu is a popular enough mega menu plugin for WordPress. Being a paid plugin, UberMenu has been bought by over 80,000 times on CodeCanyon. UberMenu is compatible with most WordPress themes. It comes with a visual menu builder which you can use to edit the mega menu. When creating the mega menu using this plugin, you can elements like rows, icons, images, forms, maps, and so on.
3. WP Mega Menu
Looking for a free plugin to create a mega menu? WP Mega Menu is one of the plugins you can install. You can get this plugin on the official plugin directory of WordPress. A paid version is also available with more features, of course. WP Mega Menu comes with a drag-and-drop builder to ease your job in creating the mega menu. You can add such elements as search icon, social media icons, and so on to your menu.
4. Max Mega Menu
Max Mega Menu is another great option if you are looking for a free mega menu plugin as it is released as a freemium plugin. You can download the free version of this plugin on the WordPress plugin directory. The features offered by this plugin are not much different from the plugins above whereby you can add elements like icons and search icon. You can add your website content to the menu via a WordPress widget. In addition to creating a mega menu, Max Mega Menu can also be used to create an off-canvas menu, just like JetMenu.
If you use WooCommerce or Easy Digital Download, using the pro version of Max Mega Menu can offer a better experience for your users. You can display cart totals inside the menu. The pro version also supports integration with FontAwesome and Google Fonts for more icons and font options. Here are some key features offered by the pro version of Max Mega Menu.
- Tabbed Sub Menus
- Sticky menu
- Accordion menus
- Vertical options
- FontAwesome integration
- Google Fonts integration
5. Hero Menu
Hero Menu is a paid plugin but we can tell you that is worth buying if you want to create a mega menu on your website, especially if you use WooCommerce. With this plugin, you can add your WooCommerce products to your menu. There is also an option to display the Woo cart on the menu. The drag-and-drop menu builder offered by this plugin makes it easy for you to create and customize the menu.
In addition to WooCommerce products, you can also add other dynamic content types to the menu. From posts, pages, categories, links, and so on. If you need to, you can also display Google Maps and contact form (via shortcode). Hero Menu has been tested on popular WordPress themes such as Divi, Avada, Salient, and Bridge.
6. Mega Main Menu
Mega Main Menu has no capability to display blog posts or WooCommerce products like JetMenu or Hero Menu. But, you can also use it to create a better menu on your WordPress site. Despite its inability to display blog posts and WooCommerce products, Mega Main Menu allows you to add other content types like images, WordPress widgets, links, and shortcodes. Features like sticky effect, icons, and search icon are available.
7. NOO Menu
NOO Menu is an affordable paid plugin that you can use to create a mega menu. The mega menu builder offered by this plugin makes everything easier. It comes with real-time preview on the back-end so you don’t need to click the preview button only to see how your menu looks like once it’s gone live. Although it has no capability to display your WooCommerce products, blog posts, or pages, you can add other content types like image, video, form, and so on. The shortcode support allows you to display the content of other plugins to your mega menu. NOO Menu is integrated with FontAwesome and Google Fonts to offer more options for you to customize your menu.
8. Groovy Mega Menu
Compared to other mega menu plugins above, Groovy Mega Menu tends to more expensive. Simply because it offers more features and capabilities. You need to spend $39 to get this plugin (available on CodeCanyon). You can use Groovy Mega Menu whether on regular WordPress themes or page builders like Elementor, Divi Builder, Beaver Builder, Brizy, to Cornerstone. You can use Groovy Mega Menu whether to create a simple mega menu or content-rich mega menu. The content types you can add to your mega menu are vary depending on the page builder you use. In addition to creating a mega menu, Groovy Mega Menu can also be used to create an off-canvas menu, and slide menu.
9. EasyMega Pro
EasyMega Pro is a nice option if you are looking for a simple mega menu plugin to display your blog posts to the mega menu. EasyMega Pro is an affordable, lightweight mega menu plugin. Some features offered by this plugin are drag-and-drop mega menu builder, content grid layout, and builder content layout. You can choose whether to use the full width or boxed layout. The ability to add WordPress widgets is another appealing thing offered by the plugin.