Menus, pages and Postings - A brief OverviewA website
Menus are those which are seen at the top of the pages of a site. These are placed below header indicating location (PAGES) of contents.
It gives an abridged view of the contents of the site in the form of pages.
It is broader in concept, meaning thereby that you can create further pages within a Menu.
This is the first step in creating a structure of the site. It gives a bird’s eye view of the contents that anyone can find within the site.
Menus are the bouquet of pages
There is more than one menu in a site
Menus are consisting of pages. A Menu can have more than one page within it, as per requirement of the site owner.
Every page created is generally included in a menu. It may be a menu in itself (One page Menu). It may be a page under a Menu. Even it may not be included in a Menu at all.
PLACEMENT OF MENU
Menus are the guidance about the contents of the site for the visitor. So, these should be visible to the visitors.
There are different placements of menu like,
A. Primary Menu
B. Side bar menu
C. Footer menu
The primary menu is generally placed at the top, Sidebar menus are placed at the right or left of a page. The Footer menu is placed at the bottom.
Whereas top Menu is always there, the provision for Side bar Menu or Footer Menu depends on the particular theme being used.
It is therefore advisable to check for the Menus available in a particular theme intended to be used.
Pages are the places where contents are written. Number of pages together creates a Menu.
Pages are fixed in nature. It means that the contents of a page are fixed until you change it.
Therefore a page should contain such matters which are not likely to be changed in a short period of time.
Kyle has aptly described it as ‘Evergreen content’. It is changed only when it is required.