Since there can be many navigation menus a Marketer can decide which should be displayed in each menu of each page. This can be a lot of work if there are many menus and pages and could be simplified by automatically selecting the menus for the most common cases.
Three common functions for menus have been identified:
- Main navigation
- Subsidiary navigation
- Social navigation
More could be added in the future.
By choosing which menu takes each of these functions, an automatic selection of the menu could be performed.
For example, the menu acting as the main navigation could be automatically selected for any menu portlet/widget that is displayed on a page and has not been configured yet.