Menus are tree-like structures that can be defined for a site. Each site can have multiple menus, each of which should be translated into all available languages for a site. Each menu contains menu items, which are individual elements of the menu and can have different commands associated with them. It is typical for commerce sites to use its catalog structure to drive the menu options and this is still possible with the ECF. However, the ECF provides a more flexible model where the user can define the menu items and its data source. For example, you can configure menus to use links at the bottom of the page, or you can configure various layouts (i.e. top navigation menus and side menus), or customer-specific menus such as footer menus.
All menus that you set up are available within the Site Menu control which is part of the front-end Control Toolbox. To access this toolbox, log in to the front-end site and you will notice a bar that appears on the top of the site. Click Design Mode and you will see a "Show Toolbox" option. By activating the Control Toolbox, you will be able to drag and drop control onto the page. In our case, you can drag and drop the Site Menu control.
Out-of-the-box, you should see a menu called TopMenu for the B2C Sample Site, which contains individual menu items such as Digital Cameras, Mobile Phones, Phone Accessories, Daily Specials, etc.