ClickBump Custom Menus Widget

The new ClickBump Menus Widget allows drag and drop magazine style layouts with multi-column menus complete with thumbnails, post excerpts, comment counts, etc.

In this article
  1. Introduction
  2. Recent Posts Widget in HyperDrive
  3. Filter Posts By Category

Recent Posts Widget in HyperDrive

The ClickBump Menus widget can be configured with point and click options. In a few seconds, you can set it up so that it displays the exact menu layout you want, whether horizonal or vertical, with no custom coding or custom CSS required.

For example, if using it in a sidebar, you may want to specify that the menu show the latest X posts in 1-6 columns. As you can see from the diagram below, you have the power with a few clicks to set up unique menus that quickly transform your site into a more engaging and dynamic source of authoritative information.

By default, the menu will display the post’s featured image thumbnail, post excerpt and comment count. You can check a single box to remove any of these items from the menu.

The neat thing about the widget is that each menu can have unique settings, allowing you to create your entire home page layout, if desired, using this one widget.

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6 Responses to “ClickBump Custom Menus”

  1. Susan says:

    So if I have a static page like the about page, can I create the menus on that page. How do I add widgets to a “Page” in wordpress?

    • Hi Susan, to add widgets to a page is the same as adding widgets to a post (or to a category landing page, 404 page, search page, etc).

      To do so, go to “Appearance > Widgets” and drag the desired widget over into one of the six sidebar areas. Once you’ve done that, you can specify, via the widget’s “Widget Visibility” panel, whether it appears everywhere on the site, or just on specific page types (only on home, on pages only, on posts only, on categories only, etc). You can also specify the converse (on all pages except home, etc)

  2. David says:

    Hi Scott,

    I have a presales question: Is it possible to have totally different customized sidebars for every single page/post?

    Would be great to hear from you

    KR

    • Hi David, its possible but only with the addition of a plugin. You can have sidebars that are specific to the home page, to post pages, to pages, 404, search, category pages, etc, but not post-specific.

  3. Glen says:

    Hi Scott,

    Just a couple of questions. Is the functionality of the clickbump seo plugin incorporated into your theme(s)or are they separate products? On your theme product page about 3/4 of the way down I read this, “ClickBump Engine makes it super simple to integrate these concepts into your site structure by allowing the easy creation of Silo structure sites and if you opt for the bundle package with ClickBump SEO! > topic modeled content with LSI integration.”

    Since I don’t see an option to buy a “bundle package” I suppose you just buy these separately?

    • Hi Glen, great questions. I’m currently not offering a bundle package that includes ClickBump SEO!, so yes, you can order that as a separate purchase.

      The functions of ClickBump SEO! are independent of the theme. The plugin actually works with any theme.

      The creation of a silo structure is made possible by the theme’s enhanced category management tools.

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