A wiki's local navigation is the menu that can be found in the page header at the top of all pages. It provides useful links to the most important and interesting pages on your wiki. A well-crafted navigation menu will help readers find key content that they are looking for.
When deciding how to organize your local navigation bar and what content to include, you'll need to put yourself into your visitor's shoes. Think about what they are most likely to be looking for, and provide a straight path to as much relevant wiki content as possible.
Keep in mind that almost all visitors to your wiki come to read articles, not to create them. Editors only make up 0.05% of Fandom's visitors, and while wikis couldn't even exist without their hard work, the local navigation bar should first and foremost serve your readers. Editors create awesome content, and the navigation bar helps readers find it, while other site elements, such as the bottom tool bar help editors access the tools they need.
- Read our guide on how to decide which links to include in your navigation
- Learn how to edit your toolbar
- Learn how to view the recent changes