The top bar of a site shows links that the user uses a lot.
Here is Stack Exchange's top bar:
This shows links that are of interest for the user:
- Stack Exchange homepage
- Search box
- Link to user profile
- Link to inbox
- Link to Achievements
- Link to Review Queues
- Other Communities
These are the links that are the most important to the user, hence they are at the top of the page .
I'm designing a site with the following menu items:
- hamburger menu 
- link to forum
- my account
- login page
- signup page
- GitHub repo link
- link to home page
- current logged in user
- log out link
What items should be on the menu bar, and what should be in the menu?
: by default they're sticky, but there's an option to turn them off.
: yes, a menu button on a menu bar.