When a menu link item is created in any menu, the first action is to select a menu item type. Every website must have at least one menu. Joomla! websites can have many menus, and these can be set to display or not.
These menu link item types are representative of the default installation. When additional extensions, such as components, modules, and plugins, are added to a website, more menu link type choices are automatically added, depending upon the nature of the extension.
It manages all types of content relative to categories and articles.
It allows you to configure the Joomla site and the template.
It allows the creation of different types of contact lists that can be used to communicate with the individuals added to the Contacts component.
RSS feeds from other websites can be displayed in different combinations or as a single feed.
It creates a feature to search the website for specific content.
These functions can create link items that have specialized uses.
It allows adding tags to articles and other content, which is simply a label attached to a content item.
It organizes users and allows the use of the Joomla! Access Control Manager (ACL) to manage user permissions relative to website content.
It allows external URLs to be displayed within the content area of the website.