Delivery Framework Concepts
Bloomreach Experience Manager's delivery framework (HST) uses a number of concepts to enable flexible multi-channel delivery of content.
A delivery configuration is a collection of configuration items required to deliver a site. Configuration items include but are not limited to: sitemap, page models, components, etc.
A site binds a delivery configuration to a content root in the repository. Different sites can use the same delivery configuration with different content roots, for example in case of translated sites.
A channel is a site that can be managed through the Experience manager.
A page model is a configuration of components into a hierarchy.
A component is a single unit in the hierarchy that makes up a page model. It typically has a single purpose such as retrieving one or more content items, executing a search query, or delegating to child components in the page hierarchy. Optionally, a component can have a rendering template for Java-based server-side rendering.
A site menu is a hierarchical navigation structure, binding menu items to URLs defined in the sitemap.