Menu from main page not visible on other pages

I have a beginner question but despite reading the docs I am still confused…

I want to generate the main menu for the header of my page via

# config.yaml

My (own) theme uses the following code to generate the header

<!--- relevant part from my themes/my_theme/layouts/partials/header.html file --->
            {{ range .Site.Menus.main }}
            <div class="text-center">
                <a class="hover:text-lime-600 text-lime-800" 
                    href="{{ .URL }}" title="{{ .Title }}">{{ .Name }}</a>
                    {{ .Title }} 
            {{ end }}

Now, the problem is that the menu works on the home page, but it is empty when I am not on the home page.

  • Is .Site.Menus.main not referring to the one top-level menu but possibly only to menus of the current page bundle?
    If so, how can I access the top-level menu?

PS: When I write out the menu explicitly in config.yaml, then it works on all pages. But I would like to learn how to do it without writing it out.

If relevant, the files in content are roughly like this

        ... (more .md posts)

and I would like to see a menu with (home, research, cv) also in the generated research/index.html.

Maybe you added the code for the menu bar to the homepage template but not to the general _baseof (or wherever) template?

Thanks! Adding

sectionPagesMenu: main

fixed the problem!

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