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 Post subject: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:01 pm
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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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:16 pm
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If I remember right, you can specify the url (link) for the help button in your configuration.php file

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:53 am
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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)

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.

~ Leisa

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:04 am
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Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:58 pm
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Using Joomla! 1.0.15

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:48 pm
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Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:17 pm
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and around line 138
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' ,$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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:47 am
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and around line 138
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' ,$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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:38 am
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Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:02 am
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Location: Brisbane
orionstarman wrote:
and around line 138
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' ,$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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:10 am
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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:45 pm
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Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 11:37 pm
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and around line 138
$bar->appendButton( 'Help' ,$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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:43 am
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Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:48 pm
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Hello you have not mentioned which version of joomla are you using?
If its 1.7, then follow the following steps:

(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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:59 am
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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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:44 am
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Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:34 am
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Hi,

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

2. Open helper.php file
3. Search for "* Help SubMenu".
4. Delete the text "Help" from the line $menu->addChild(new JMenuNode(JText::_('Help')), true); 5. This will hide the Help menu from your joomla 1.5 back end In this way you can hide each menu item from Back end of joomla(For eg to remove components from back end menu, search for "* Components Submenu" and delete the text "components" as earlier). Hope this helps someone... -Vinu Top  Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:24 pm  Joomla! Intern Joined: Thu May 20, 2010 11:37 pm Posts: 74 nijvin wrote: Hi, I think, this must be the correct way to disable Help menu in Joomla 1.5 1. Go to administrator/modules/mod_menu 2. Open helper.php file 3. Search for "* Help SubMenu". 4. Delete the text "Help" from the line$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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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:01 pm
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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:43 pm
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Lamer4o thanks for this guidance. But is it also possible to make it hide for everyone except the superadministrator.

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:17 pm
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line 346 if ($showhelp == 1) this line does the trick Top  Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:22 pm  Joomla! Apprentice Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:38 am Posts: 13 administrator\modules\mod_menu\tmpl\default_enabled.php line 346 if ($showhelp == 1)

this line does the trick

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:12 pm
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Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:07 pm
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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:

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):

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

);

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

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

Cheers,

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:33 am
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Location: Windhoek, Namibia
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

Hope this helps someone!

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:29 pm
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did you tried using the pure css (i mean hiding it instead of removing the button)

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 Post subject: Re: Delete Help from Admin MenuPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:33 pm
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