I find it hard to understand why a software as sophisticated as WordPress has no way to customize the navigation bar with buttons containing external links. I cannot find a plugin that does this either. I want to have Home, About, and Contact (with a mailto link) and other buttons that open external sites in a new window. It appears that this cannot be done??
When I went to the Wigets page and saw the two sidebar areas you can add widgets to, I expected to see the navigation bar their also, but it is not.
Seems like a simple customization to me. Can it be done?
It uses custom fields. You just add a little snippet to the very top of header.php template file. Create a page with the link title that you want, and add a custom field to it with key ‘redirect’ and value ‘url to hardlink to’