Site Management Concepts
Bloomreach Content's delivery framework uses a number of concepts to enable flexible multi-channel delivery of content.
A site configuration is a collection of configuration items required to deliver a site. Configuration items include but are not limited to: routes, layouts, components, etc.
A site binds a site configuration to a content root in the repository. Different sites can use the same site configuration with different content roots, for example in the case of translated sites.
A channel is a site that can be managed through the Experience manager.
A layout is a configuration of containers and components into a hierarchy.
A component is a single unit in the hierarchy that makes up a layout. 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 hierarchy.
A component group contains components that can be added to a container by site editors in the Experience manager.
A container is a placeholder in a layout for one or more component instances added and configured by site editors in the Experience manager.
A route binds a URL or URL range to a layout and, optionally, to a content path relative to the content root defined for the site.
A menu is a hierarchical navigation structure, binding menu items to URLs defined by routes.