The Control Menu is the most visible and accessible menu in Liferay. For example, on your home page, the Control Menu offers default options for accessing the Product Menu, Simulation Menu, and Add Menu. You can think of this menu as the gateway to configuring options in Liferay.
If you navigate away from the home page, the Control Menu adapts and provides helpful functionality for whatever option you’re using. For example, if you navigate to Site Administration → Content → Web Content, you see a Control Menu with different functionality tailored for that option.
The default Control Menu contains three categories representing the left, middle, and right portions of the menu. You can create navigation entries for each category.
You can reference a sample Control Menu Entry by visiting the Control Menu Entry article.
Next you’ll learn how to customize the Control Menu.