General plugins (Local): Boost navigation fumbling

Maintained by Picture of Ulm UniversityUlm University, Picture of Alexander BiasAlexander Bias, Picture of Kathrin OsswaldKathrin Osswald
Moodle plugin which tries to overcome some fixed appearance behaviours of Boost's nav drawer in a clean way
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Current versions available: 6

Since the release of Moodle 3.2, Moodle core ships with a shiny new theme called "Boost". While Boost does many things right and better than the legacy theme Clean, it also has some fixed behaviours which don't make sense for all Moodle installations. One of these behaviours is the fact that the look and feel of the nav drawer (the menu which appears when you click on the hamburger menu button) is hardcoded and can hardly be configured by administrators.

Please see README file for details about the usage and features of this plugin.

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We appreciate your commendation and reviews for this plugin in the comments. For bug reports and support requests, please read the extensive information in the plugin's README file first and create, if needed, a ticket in the bug tracker which is linked below.

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  • Picture of Gus Hagelberg
    Mon, Jan 21, 2019, 7:24 PM
    Will this plug in be updated for Moodle 3.6?
  • Picture of Jorge Schulz
    Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 7:54 AM
    Hallo Alexander,
    Es wäre toll, dass das nächste Update die Möglichkeit enthält, Font-Awesome icons in die Navigations items einzufügen. Danke für Eure Arbeit! Die Beiträge in diesem und anderen Plugins sind wunderschön! Glückwunsch!
    Liebe Grüsse!
  • Picture of Mikael MISARD
    Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 10:19 PM
    Dear Alexander,
    Could you give an example with a Font awesome icon? I try different solutions but no icon appears.
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 2:07 PM
    Hi Mikael,

    normally, we don't provide support here in the comments section (see note above).

    But I will make an exception.

    This is a custom node setting which we are using locally and which includes icons:
    Site administration quicklinks|/admin/search.php|en
    -List of users|/admin/user.php|||||fa-users
    -Manage courses|/course/management.php|||||fa-graduation-cap
    -Capability overview|/admin/tool/capability/index.php|||||fa-check-square-o

    I will add a similar example to the example section of the plugin's settings soon.

  • Picture of Mikael MISARD
    Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 5:49 PM
    Hi Alexander,

    It works well. Thanks a lot for your work and your time.

  • Picture of Jorge Schulz
    Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 12:19 AM
    Hallo Alexander,
    Vielen vielen Dank für das letzte Update! Wie schön dass jetzt fa-icons hinzugefügt werden können!
    Liebe Grüsse!!
  • Picture of tony izumi
    Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 12:23 AM
  • Picture of Alexandr Badalov
    Fri, May 31, 2019, 8:25 PM
    Hi Akexandr.
    your code :
    Site administration quicklinks|/admin/search.php|en
    -List of users|/admin/user.php|||||fa-users
    -Manage courses|/course/management.php|||||fa-graduation-cap
    -Capability overview|/admin/tool/capability/index.php|||||fa-check-square-o
    on my moodle (i use moove theme) looks like links, without icons from ( instead of it it's show folder icon). where is a problem ?
    I use moodle 3.6 and Release v3.6-r4
  • Picture of Raúl Martínez Álvarez
    Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 5:01 PM
    I just tested it with 3.7 and it's working properly, just in case anyone is wondering if it works...
  • Picture of Roland Sherwood
    Thu, Aug 15, 2019, 9:58 AM
    Unfortunately, under a fresh installation of 3.7.1, this plugin just doesn't seem to function correctly - so I personally think its compatibility should be downgraded to 3.6 until this is fixed. The issue is that the settings under Course nodes > Insert course nodes to Boost's nav drawer and the settings under Collapse course nodes in Boost's nav drawer appear to have no effect i.e. no sections, activities or resources menu items are added, and no collapsing functionality is offered.
  • Picture of Roland Sherwood
    Sat, Aug 17, 2019, 9:58 AM
    An issue has been filed on the bug tracker in relation to this problem, by the way:
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 9:20 PM
    Roland, as you may have read on Github, this issue has been fixed now and a new version has been published.
  • Picture of Ian L
    Sat, Sep 7, 2019, 10:17 AM
    I tried this with the "classic" theme in 3.7 and it doesn't work. Just saying if anyone was wondering.
  • Picture of Acqua Alta
    Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 2:30 PM
    Hi Ian L,
    I think that this is expected. The plugin is called "*Boost* navigation fumbling", and is it name suggests, it suppose to work with the "Boost" theme (that includes the navigation drawer).
    The "Classic" theme is different.
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 7:04 PM
    This is more or less correct. While "Classic" is also a Boost child menu, it does not have the Nav Drawer which this plugin is manipulating.
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