Customizing your Joomla! 1.5 quick links

Here’s a question I’ve heard a lot: “How can you work faster within the Joomla! 1.5 backend?”

The answer is, use your quick icon or Cpanel. All you have to do is edit the main core file to achieve this. It’s a simple process – just follow the steps below on how to get the ‘corePHP’ WordPress button your quick links.

First, create the icon that you want to see in that position. In our case we called the icon icon-wordpress.png and placed in the /administrator/templates/khepri/images/header/ folder. Upload your icon to this location. There are plenty of examples located in this folder.

Now, navigate to the following folder: /administrator/modules/mod_quickicon and open mod_quickicon.php

Around line 40, add the following statement to the beginning of the PHP statement – change the information to be the values of what you are using:

$link = 'index.php?option=com_wordpress';
quickiconButton( $link, 'icon-wordpress.png', JText::_( 'Write Blog' ) );

It’s that easy!

–Steven Pignataro
CEO ‘corePHP’


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