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How-To: Custom menu

August 5th, 2013 / by yana

Custom menu gives ability to customize and improve menus in SocialEngine PHP. This article will help you to get more from Custom menu. We will explain how to set plugin correctly and provide step by step instruction.

Plugin Installation

After the installation let’s go through all settings.

Go to Admin panel -> Layout -> Menu editor


Menu editor page

Menu editor

On this page you can add new items and set drop-down menu instead of standard SocialEngine menu. Drag&drop items under the main menu element to create drop-down menu.


Menu items

Each menu element is fully customizable. Item editor allows to add Label, Description and Icon. Every item could be enabled or disabled.  Also it can be hidden for selected user levels.

Edit item


Special Menu item

Special item

Add special item

Special menu items (User Avatar, User Avatar with profile link, Updates, Search, Horizontal divider) allows to set additional elements for main or mini menu. For example, you can add avatar element to mini menu. See a screenshot below.


 Custom Menu widget. Sticky panel


Navigation is one of the most important components of a website.  Users must scroll back to the top of the website to access the navigation menu. That’s why sticky menu makes websites quicker to navigate. Menu becomes accessible from anywhere on the website without having to scroll. Custom menu plugin gives ability to make main and mini menu sticky. Select “Yes” option under “Make widget sticky?”.

We hope this information was helpful and you will find Custom Menu useful. We plan to update  plugin with new features. What would you like to see in next module release?

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