Creating non-clickable menu placeholders

Lets say you want to create a grouping of menu items, but don’t want the parent to be clickable (a placeholder to indicate what the following nested items will be).  For example:

In this example, School Health Index, Youth Surveys, and Data & Statistics are there as placeholders, but cannot be clicked.  To achieve this same thing in your menu, do the following:

  1. Log in to your site account.
  2. In the left-hand (black) Admin Menu area, mouse over Appearance, and then select Menus
  3. If necessary, use the drop-down to choose the menu you want
  4. Expand Custom Links and use a # for the URL, and whatever text you want for the placeholder:
  5. Click on Add to Menu
  6. Drag it into the proper place and add/move items under it so they are slightly indented:
  7. Click on Save Menu, and you are finished!