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Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby LeisaWatkins » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:01 pm

I posted this to the wrong category. I don't know if there is a way to delete the post in the administration category or not. But here it is in the correct category...

I've spent over an hour now looking for the answer. All I can find is instructions for Joomla 1.5.

I want to remove the help button from the admin back-end menu bar and can't figure out how to do it. I thought I could perhaps comment out the access to it in the gacl.class.php file but don't see anything referring to help in there.

Ideally what I would like to do is include a link to some tutorials on my website that are very specifically related to the website the user has.

Any ideas on how to do either?

Thanks!

~ Leisa
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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby twcmex » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:16 pm

If I remember right, you can specify the url (link) for the help button in your configuration.php file
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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby LeisaWatkins » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:53 am

Hey Thanks Joe. That does change the URL for the help files, but I don't need the same help files. I need to create some custom tutorials. But I was finally able to remove the help in the menu bar this way: (just in case someone else needs it)

I opened up mod_fullmenu.php which is in the administrator/modules folder.

Then I removed the following line: [null,'Help','index2.php?option=com_admin&task=help',null,null]. I'm not any good at coding php so I wasn't sure how to change it to a link to an outside website or I would have done that.

Then I went ahead added an icon with a link in the mod_quickicon.php for the help. So now they click an icon, rather than the help in the menu.

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby hobartimus » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:04 am

I removed [null,'Help','index2.php?option=com_admin&task=help',null,null], but it only worked for super admins. Regular admin users still see the Help menu.

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby bodaddy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:48 pm

Go to administrator/includes/toolbar.php
and around line 138
// Add a help button
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' , $ref, $com );

comment this line out as such...

// Add a help button
/** $bar->appendButton( 'Help', $ref, $com );*/

This will do the trick.

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby orionstarman » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:47 am

bodaddy wrote:Go to administrator/includes/toolbar.php
and around line 138
// Add a help button
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' , $ref, $com );

comment this line out as such...

// Add a help button
/** $bar->appendButton( 'Help', $ref, $com );*/

This will do the trick.


Awesome! That helped me! Thank you!

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby Whippy » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:38 am

orionstarman wrote:
bodaddy wrote:Go to administrator/includes/toolbar.php
and around line 138
// Add a help button
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' , $ref, $com );

comment this line out as such...

// Add a help button
/** $bar->appendButton( 'Help', $ref, $com );*/

This will do the trick.


Awesome! That helped me! Thank you!


Just to be clear, that removes the help button in the toolbar and not the Help option from the Admin menu

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby coolpics » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:10 am

Thanks a ton bodaddy.

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby Lamer4o » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:45 pm

bodaddy wrote:Go to administrator/includes/toolbar.php
and around line 138
// Add a help button
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' , $ref, $com );

comment this line out as such...

// Add a help button
/** $bar->appendButton( 'Help', $ref, $com );*/

This will do the trick.

when i did that i got this = > Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CLASS, expecting T_FUNCTION in /www/directory/www/root/Katexweb/administrator/includes/toolbar.php on line 497

And i want to Remove the hole HELP section (to not have a HELP in the admin menu)
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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby coolpics » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:43 am

Hello you have not mentioned which version of joomla are you using?
If its 1.7, then follow the following steps:

(a) Log into your back-end using a username that has Super Administrator privileges
(b) Go to the Module Manager
(c) Choose Administrator from the dropdown that is next to the button Clear
(d) Choose the module Admin Menu and click on the icon labeled Edit
(e) Choose the value Hide for the parameter Help Menu

I read this in another post written by a joomla master. Has worked for me. Will probably work for you as well.

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby Lamer4o » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:59 am

Sorry dude this is for Joomla 1.5 / the topic / and I'm using the last 1.5 stable version when i go to the Admin Menu or Admin SubMenu there isn't anything about the Help section.
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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby nijvin » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:44 am

Hi,

I think, this must be the correct way to disable Help menu in Joomla 1.5

1. Go to administrator/modules/mod_menu
2. Open helper.php file
3. Search for "* Help SubMenu".
4. Delete the text "Help" from the line $menu->addChild(new JMenuNode(JText::_('Help')), true);
5. This will hide the Help menu from your joomla 1.5 back end

In this way you can hide each menu item from Back end of joomla(For eg to remove components from back end menu, search for "* Components Submenu" and delete the text "components" as earlier). Hope this helps someone...

-Vinu

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby Lamer4o » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:24 pm

nijvin wrote:Hi,

I think, this must be the correct way to disable Help menu in Joomla 1.5

1. Go to administrator/modules/mod_menu
2. Open helper.php file
3. Search for "* Help SubMenu".
4. Delete the text "Help" from the line $menu->addChild(new JMenuNode(JText::_('Help')), true);
5. This will hide the Help menu from your joomla 1.5 back end

In this way you can hide each menu item from Back end of joomla(For eg to remove components from back end menu, search for "* Components Submenu" and delete the text "components" as earlier). Hope this helps someone...

-Vinu

That Worked 10x dude a LOT!
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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby recca231 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:01 pm

very helpful.. thank you

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby hennysmafter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:43 pm

Lamer4o thanks for this guidance. But is it also possible to make it hide for everyone except the superadministrator.

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby charles07 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:17 pm

administrator\modules\mod_menu\tmpl\default_enabled.php

line 346 if ($showhelp == 1)

this line does the trick

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby charles07 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:22 pm

administrator\modules\mod_menu\tmpl\default_enabled.php

line 346 if ($showhelp == 1)

this line does the trick

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby smcclure » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:12 pm

The way to add your CUSTOM BUTTON TITLE and to add your CUSTOM ITEMS IN LIST with their appropriate REFERENCES is as follow:

Open the correct folder within the Joomla file structure as follows:

template/administrator/modules/mod_menu/tmpl

Then open the file called: default_enabled.php

Look for the following code related to the HELP menu (The uppercase text is where you make your changes):

// Help Submenu
//
if ($showhelp == 1)
{
$menu->addChild(
new JMenuNode(JText::_('YOUR MENU TITLE HERE'), '#'), true
);
$menu->addChild(
new JMenuNode(JText::_('ITEM 1'), 'YOUR REFERENCE FOR ITEM 1', 'class:help')
);
$menu->addSeparator();

$menu->addChild(
new JMenuNode(JText::_('ITEM 2'), 'YOUR REFERENCE FOR ITEM 2', 'class:help-forum', false, '_blank')
);

...... and so forth......

Note that the references will be relative to your root folder path.

Cheers,

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby Llewellyn » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:33 am

I know this is like a few years to late, but the menu is added via a module called "Module Administrator Menu" so just go to the module in the backend of Joomla3 and open the module. in advanced tab there is a option to "show" or "hide" the Help Menu.

This way no need to hack the module :pop

Hope this helps someone!

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby trichnosis » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:29 pm

did you tried using the pure css (i mean hiding it instead of removing the button)

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby tenia » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:33 pm

I cannot lose the content of the website, it´s important! Please help.

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Re: Delete Help from Admin Menu

Postby tenia » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:38 pm

I´m now in the joomla database to try and see if I can delete the user group I created before and maybe it works?


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