This may be a silly question, but so far when I search Google and the forums for “What is the function of a menu?” I get more advanced issues concerning errors with menus and such. I am completely new to wordpress, and this menu think has me somewhat puzzled. Is this just a way for users to navigate within your site? I see sections on the the menu tab for pages, categories or custom links. I am building a blog, so if I built a menu would my blogs just be my home page? Then the links and catagories on my menu would take the user to my customized links and catagories?
Is this just a way for users to navigate within your site?
Essentially, yes. The menu usually sits near the top of your site, and guides people to what you want them to see. It’s just a fancy way to organize links. It usually guides to pages or categories, maybe some off site links, etc. Whatever you want
Your menu doesn’t really have anything to do with your blog posts. By default, those just normally go to your front page