June 4th, 2013
The KC Admin QuickIcons administrator module allows the administrator to add up to 10 (15 for the 1.6-1.7-2.5-3.x version) more quick icon access links to the Joomla! backend administrator control panel. Each icon has a text label, a link and it can use an icon from the khepri or bluestork template or you can use your own custom icon (max 48px x 48px). In the Joomla! 1.5 version you can also set what access level the icon will be displayed for. So you can set up some icons for Managers (and above), for Administrators (and above) or just for Super Administrators. In the Joomla! 1.6-1.7-2.5-3.x version, the access levels specified are used to determine if the backend user has access and if not, the icon is not displayed.
This module is a quick way to add additional icons to your control panel without having to install a number of different modules or a component. The Joomla 1.6-1.7-2.5 version can also be used to display the icons in the title position so they show on all pages.
Detailed documentation can be found at: http://www.keashly.net/administration/kc-admin-quickicons
Joomla 3.x Version Changelog:
3.1.0 – Added new grid layout, added ability to open links in a new browser window, fixed strict standard warnings
3.0.0 – initial release upgraded to be compatible with Joomla! 3.0, changed to location for custom icons to /administrator/modules/mod_kc_admin_quickicons/images or a sub-folder under that folder, removed the title.css as the new Joomla 3.0 template doesn’t have a title postion setup.
Joomla! 1.6-2.5 Version Changelog:
2.2.0 – Added ability to open links in a new browser window, fixed strict standard warnings
2.1.1 – Feature additions: ablilty to choose css file to match module Position or add your own custom css file, ability to order the icons, added 5 more icons. Alternative layout added to modules advanced features. Changed DS to / so the module will work on localhost and Windows installs.
2.0.1Beta – Support for installations in a sub-directory added
2.0.0Beta – initial release
Joomla! 1.5 Version Changelog:
1.0.4 – Changed DS to / so the module will work on localhost and Windows installs.
1.0.3 – fixed php error when user didn’t have a quick icon set for its level