The use of menu simplifies navigation through the site sections and pages. Bitrix Site Manager allows you to take full control over the site menu:
Bitrix Site Manager does not place restrictions on the use of the site menu. Number and types of menus used on the site pages are defined by the site design template. The appearance of the public section menu is defined by the menu template.
A menu type is a conventional menu name. Menu types are used to display menus on a site page (i.e. the site template stipulates the menu display area; then, a menu of the required type is included into this area). Also the type is used as a prefix specifying files related to this menu, and for building the site map.
The system expects the following menu types (menu disposition):
By default, the menu of the parent section is used in all subsections of a site unless these don't have their own menu.
For example, the top menu relates to the whole site and contains links to the topmost divisions of the site structure. Therefore, the main menu is created only for the root folder and is displayed in all site sections.
The left menu concerns site sections and contains links to pages and subsections of the main sections. Therefore, generally, the left menu is created for each site section individually.
A site can also display other menu types, for example, the bottom menu. The menu types used on the site are specified in the Site Explorer module settings.
You can customise menu settings either from the public section or from the Site Explorer.
The system provides for the two menu editing modes.
You can switch between modes by clicking the Simple mode/Extended mode button in the editing page menu.
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