Modifying the administrator system menu


Preside provides a simple mechanism for configuring the "System" menu of the admin interface, either to add new main navigational items, take existing ones away or to modify the order of menu items.


Each item of the menu is stored in an array that is set in settings.adminConfigurationMenuItems in Config.cfc. The core implementation looks like this:

component {

    public void function configure() {

        // ... other settings ...

        settings.adminConfigurationMenuItems = [
            , "notification"
            , "passwordPolicyManager"
            , "systemConfiguration"
            , "rulesEngine"
            , "links"
            , "urlRedirects"
            , "errorLogs"
            , "auditTrail"
            , "maintenanceMode"
            , "taskmanager"
            , "savedexport"
            , "apiManager"
            , "systemInformation"

        // ... other settings ...


Menu items

As of 10.17.0 each menu item should have a corresponding entry in the settings.adminMenuItems struct.

See Configuring admin menu items for documentation on specificying a menu item.

Pre 10.17.0 implementation (still supported)

Prior to 10.17.0, all menu items are then implemented as a view that lives under a /views/admin/layout/configurationMenu/ folder. For example, for the 'errorLogs' item, there existed a view at /views/admin/layout/configurationMenu/errorLogs.cfm that looked like this:

<!--- /views/admin/layout/configurationMenu/errorLogs.cfm --->

<cfif ( isFeatureEnabled( "errorlogs" ) && hasCmsPermission( "errorlogs.navigate" ) )>
            <a href="#event.buildAdminLink( linkTo="errorlogs" )#">
                <i class="fa fa-fw fa-exclamation-circle"></i>
                #translateResource( 'cms:errorlogs' )#


Each item in the list should fit in a Twitter Bootstrap 3 drop down menu and should render its own <li> element. We recommend the following markup for consistency:

    <a href="#"> <!-- a real link -->
        <i class="fa fa-fw fa-your-icon"></i>
        Title of item