How To Use The Mega Menu Builder

31/01/2023

A Mega Menu is a submenu to a main menu that can have multiple columns and diverse content. See the University, Caterer, and Retail prebuilts for examples of Mega Menus in the main menu.

The Avada Mega Menu Builder is accesssed from the Avada Library, and allows you to build custom Mega Menus for your site using the Avada Builder. These Mega Menus are then applied to Menu items via the Avada Menu Options. There is also a dedicated Submenu Element for use in the Mega Menu Builder. Read on to find out more about the Avada Mega Menu Builder, and watch the video below for a visual overview.

How To Create A New Mega Menu

You create a Mega Menu from in the Avada Library, and then you build it with the Avada Builder. So, the first step is to create a Megu Menu in the Avada Library, by selecting Mega Menu from the dropdown list, giving it a name, and clicking on Create Library Element.

Mega Menu > Creating A Mega Menu

Once this this done, the builder will open in your preferred interface (See the How To Use The Avada Builder Options doc to see how to change your preference there).

Once in the builder, you can create your content. Mega Menus are completely flexible, and can have a single or many columns. There are several Mega Menus in Avada Studio if you want to import an existing design and customize it, or you can build one completely from scratch. Simply choose your column layout, and use the builder to add your content. One item you may want in your Mega Menu is a submenu. There is a Submenu Element for this, which is almost the same as the Menu Element, but designed solely for Mega Menus. Below is an example of a created Mega Menu with four columns, and an instance of the Submenu Element in the first column.

Mega Menu > Example of a Mega Menu

Mega Menu Options

In the usual Page Options spot in the sidebar, you will find the Mega Menu options. Here you can set the source for dynamic previews if you have any dynamic content in your Mega menu, and also this is where you control the width of your Mega Menu. It can be Site Width, 100% Width, or Custom Width.

Mega Menu > Mega Menu Page Options

How To Assign A Mega Menu

Once you have completed your Mega Menu, you assign it to a menu item, via the Avada Menu Options. Below we can see the menu for the Avada Online Tutor prebuilt site. Here, the parent item we want to add the Mega Menu to is the Courses item. The existing sub-items in this example can be left as is, and will display according to the Mobile Breakpoint set in the menu Element. Alternatively, you could create separate menus for Medium and Small Screens.

Mega Menu > Adding a Mega Menu to the Main Menu

The top item in the Avada Menu Options is Mega Menu, and here we select our completed Mega Menu from the dropdown list.

Mega Menu > Assigning a Mega Menu

That’s it. Now our Mega Menu will display on the front end when mousing over the Courses menu item.

Mega Menu > Mega Menu on the front-end

Legacy Mega Menus

The legacy method of creating mega menus is still available. Just go to Options > Advanced > Features, and make sure Legacy Mega Menu is enabled. With that on, you can create Mega menus as per the pervious method.

See the Using The Mega Menu (Legacy Method) doc and video for more information.