Menu Special Links

Special Links are used when creating unusual types of links to content – sometimes content on your site, sometimes content not on your site, and sometimes very unique content unlike Pages or Posts.

Special Link Type Options

“Special link types” option, found in the settings popup for ProPhoto menu items

Logo image

This menu item only appears if you have chosen to show your Logo in the menu or widget areas. This separate option can be found here:

“ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Header Area” > “Layout & Appearance”

Use this link type to place the Logo uploaded in this area in your menu:

“ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Header Area” > “Logo”

Logo images/Buttons will display at full size, so be sure to use a Logo sized to fit your menu area.  For other Logo placement options, please see our Header Layout & Appearance page.

Email link

This menu item will pop up a new Email message window on the visitor’s computer so that they can easily send you a message without typing in the Email address.

NOTE: The ProPhoto Contact Form is the most secure way to receive messages from visitors, since they do not need Email software to send their message.  The form has several methods of preventing spam, and your Email address is not publicly available on your website for ‘spambots’ to find which can greatly increase your risk of receiving additional spam Email.  To learn about the Contact Form, click here.

Twitter feed

Enter your Twitter ID and the number of Tweets to show, and this dynamic menu item will create an automatic dropdown of your latest Tweets. Each will serve as a link to the Twitter page of the Tweet so visitors can interact.

NOTE: ProPhoto also offers other Twitter integration, including a widget.  To learn more about ProPhoto’s Twitter integration, click here.

Inline search form

A simple text-entry box with submit button can be added to the menu area so visitors can perform a search of the content on your site.

NOTE: WordPress also offers a Search Widget which can be placed in other areas of your site.  To learn more, click here.

Dropdown search form

Similar to the Inline search form above, except the search box and submit button appear as a dropdown to save space.

Subscribe by Email form

A simple text-entry box with submit button can be added to the menu area so visitors can enter their Email address to receive updates when new Posts appear on your blog. This feature works in combination with the Feedburner service.  To learn more, click here.

Show hidden Bio Area

This menu item will only display when the Bio Area has been enabled in ProPhoto. (see Bio Area for more info)  Use this link type to show/hide the Bio Area on your site.

Show hidden Contact Form

This menu item will slide down the hidden ProPhoto Contact Form so that visitors can send a message to you.  To learn more about the ProPhoto Contact Form, click here.

Slide down custom text/HTML

Use this menu item to present some content to your visitors which does not exist at any other address on your site.
Special text can be entered in this box, or custom HTML markup can be used for stylized content. Be aware that not all content may display properly when this method is used. Also, this content will not be discovered by search engines, which means no SEO benefit.

NOTE: Consider using a typical “Internal blog link” to slide down a single WordPress Page of content from your site instead. To learn more, click here.

WPML language selector

Use this menu item to give viewers a place to view your site in a different language.  If the WPML plugin is set up correctly on your site, clicking a language will display the site in that language. Click here to learn more.

These Special Links only appear for your Mobile Footer area.

Select the “Call telephone # link” option from the Special link types dropdown, and enter a valid telephone number and link text.  To be compatible the most mobile devices, enter your phone number as numbers only, or with hyphens as above. Clicking on the link from a mobile device will automatically initiate a call from most mobile devices.


Select the “Send text message link” option from the Special link types dropdown, and enter a valid telephone number and link text.  To be compatible the most mobile devices, enter your phone number as numbers only, or with hyphens as above. Clicking on the link from a mobile device will automatically initiate a text message using the default texting app from most mobile devices.


Special Links are used when creating unusual types of links to content – sometimes content on your site, sometimes content not on your site, and sometimes very unique content unlike Pages or Posts.

“Special link types” option, found in the settings popup for ProPhoto menu items

Email link

This menu item will pop up a new Email message window on the visitor’s computer so that they can easily send you a message without typing in the Email address.

NOTE: The ProPhoto Contact Form is the most secure way to receive messages from visitors, since they do not need Email software to send their message.  The form has several methods of preventing spam, and your Email address is not publicly available on your website for ‘spambots’ to find which can greatly increase your risk of receiving additional spam Email.  To learn about the Contact Form, click here.

Twitter feed

Enter your Twitter ID and the number of Tweets to show, and this dynamic menu item will create an automatic dropdown of your latest Tweets. Each will serve as a link to the Twitter page of the Tweet so visitors can interact.

NOTE: ProPhoto also offers other Twitter integration, including a widget.  To learn more about ProPhoto’s Twitter integration, click here.

Inline search form

A simple text-entry box with submit button can be added to the menu area so visitors can perform a search of the content on your site.

NOTE: WordPress also offers a Search Widget which can be placed in other areas of your site.  To learn more, click here.

Dropdown search form

Similar to the Inline search form above, except the search box and submit button appear as a dropdown to save space.

Subscribe by Email form

A simple text-entry box with submit button can be added to the menu area so visitors can enter their Email address to receive updates when new Posts appear on your blog. This feature works in combination with the Feedburner service.  To learn more, click here.

Show hidden Bio Area

This menu item will only display when the Bio Area has been enabled in ProPhoto. (see Bio Area for more info)  Use this link type to show/hide the Bio Area on your site.

Show hidden Contact Form

This menu item will slide down the hidden ProPhoto Contact Form so that visitors can send a message to you.  To learn more about the ProPhoto Contact Form, click here.

Slide down custom text/HTML

Use this menu item to present some content to your visitors which does not exist at any other address on your site.
Special text can be entered in this box, or custom HTML markup can be used for stylized content. Be aware that not all content may display properly when this method is used. Also, this content will not be discovered by search engines, which means no SEO benefit.

NOTE: Consider using a typical “Internal blog link” to slide down a single WordPress Page of content from your site instead. To learn more, click here.


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