A module to allow the creation of customised menus for your SilverStripe site/App via SiteConfig.
This module is developed and maintained by ilateral
SilverStripe 3.3 or greater.
The prefered way to install this module is via composer:
composer require i-lateral/silverstripe-custommenus
Alternativley you can download the module:
- Download and add the module to the "custommenus" folder in your SilverStripe root folder
- Run dev/build?flush=all
Once the module is downloaded and installed, you can create menus and add pages to them by visiting:
And then clicking on the "Menus" tab.
You will then need to create a
MenuHolder (or use one of the installed defaults).
Now edit the
MenuHolder and set the BaseClass (this will usually default to
SiteTree). Once you have done this and saved you will be able to associate this menu item with you Page/Object using
the ObjectID field.
CustomMenus comes with two options for rendering menus into a
template you can either:
Use the bundled template
Adding $RenderedCustomMenu(menu-slug) to your template code make use of the CustomMenu.ss include to render a UL (with a unique class name).
You can also overload this template in your own theme to generate custom HTML for your navigation.
Loop through a list of menu items
Alternativley you can generate your own template by adding the following code:
<% if $CustomMenu(main-menu) %><ul class="menu"> <% loop $CustomMenu(main-menu) %> <li class="$LinkingMode $FirstLast"> <a href="$Link">$MenuTitle</a> </li> <% end_loop %> </ul><% end_if %>
Linking to custom DataObjects
By default this module looks for (and utilises) the CMS module (allowing linking to Pages). It is fairly easy though to add links to other DataObjects though.
First off, ensure that your custom
DataObject has the following methods available:
Also, ensure the following properties are available:
Now, you need to make
CustomMenuLink aware of this class. You
can do that by adding it (and a description) to your config.yml:
CustomMenuLink: base_classes: "SiteTree": "Page on site" "Product": "A Product"
NOTE You MUST ensure that any data object you want to add
to a menu has a defined
searchable_fields config variable.
Sometimes using the default fields for an object can cause issues (maybe you want to search only MenuTitle for a page, for example).
You can customise how your linked classes are loaded via the following additional config:
CustomMenuLink: base_classes: 'SilverStripe\CMS\Model\SiteTree': Title: 'A Page' # Name for this object in the CMS Label: 'Title' # The title field used when displaying t he assotiation in the CMS SearchFields: # Fields used to search for an assotiated object - Title - URLSegment - StockID