Adding Menu Items
All menu items are added to, or contained in, modules. Although menu items are essentially links telling Joomla what to present on the page, like any standard link used in web sites, they literally define how that content is to be presented. What this means is menu items are more than just links contained in a module—you need to have a clear idea of how you want the content presented when creating a menu link. So if menu modules control the placement (position) and look of the menu container on the site, and the menu items control the presentation and layout of the content being called, how do you know what layout to use? This section covers each of the layouts provided by Joomla. As with any other function, menu items contain details and parameters that help modify presentation.