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How to change Joomla Administrator's Menu Bar

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:22 pm
by senvikal
The First Thing to do this is:
Just go to the folder ...administrator >> modules >>mod_menu

Second thing :

Modify the file 'Helper.php'

For e.g. If you want to delete the 'Help Menu'
Go to /* Help SubMenu */ section of Helper.php file
Delete the text -->'Help'
$menu->addChild(new JMenuNode(JText::_('')), true);

This will hide Help Menu....

You can also change links, text...
For e.g.

$menu->addChild(new JMenuNode(JText::_('Your text'), 'http://www.anysite.com', 'class:help'));


I hope that these "tricks" help you along the way.....

Vikal Sen

Re: How to change Joomla Administrator's Menu Bar

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:40 am
by rpt
Is this for Joomla 1.5?

How would i do this in Joomla 1.0.15??

or is there an Adminstrator Module that allows you to change and modify the items in the Admin Menu Bar in the backend?

For the ease of my users I want to comment out some unused links eg. 'Messages' , 'Banners' and also possibly move some links around.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Re: How to change Joomla Administrator's Menu Bar

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 4:57 am
by rpt
Ah... I found partial solution in this tutorial here by Fotis Evangelou (hail Fotis :o ) at Joomlaworks.

http://forum.joomlaworks.gr/index.php?t ... 9.msg10938

Can't manage to reconfigure the menus completely as I would like to do, so probably won't follow through with this until someone creates a component for organising the backend menus - I'm a bit scared of messing with mod_fullmenu.php myself. But still, some things are possible.

Ideally I would like to set Administrators to:

*SEE the components JW Media Manager, RS Gallery, SH404SEF and Site Backup HIDE Polls and various others. (this is possible with tutorial above)
* Hide Messages, Installers etc (also possible with above tutorial)

Remaining Problems
* Administrators SEE the system menu with Global Checkin button (not visible to Administrators)
* HIDE from Administrators core Media Manager (seems to default to show with no easy way to hide it), Preview, Statistics

I'm sure there are other things but these were the main ones.
If anyone has any solutions to being able to completely configure these menus that would be cool. I've heard about JACLPlus from Byostech, but also heard that this is a bit unstable, and can hack your site....

Re: How to change Joomla Administrator's Menu Bar

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:31 pm
by sudie97
Did you ever figure a way to do this?

Here's what I'm trying to do:
I would like ONLY the control panel icons (using CQIQuickicons) to show up for certain users. I do not want the menu bar at all for them. However, i still need it to show up for ME, so I don't think editing the php file will do it?

Any help or ideas on this would be GREATLY appreciated!