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: 5

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.

No support in the comments section on this page

Please note that we don't provide any support for this plugin in the comments section on this page anymore.

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.

Thanks for your cooperation.


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  • Daniel
    Fri, Feb 2, 2018, 7:31 PM
    Hallo Alexander,
    Ist Ihr Boost-Navigation-Fumbling-Plugin auf Moodle 3.4 verfügbar?
    Danke für deine Arbeit.
    Hallo nach Ulm und Bayern!
    Ich fahre durch Ulm nach München, wo ich Familie habe.
  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 3:53 AM
    Hallo Daniel,
    laut betreiben viele Moodle Instanzen das Plugin unter 3.3 und 3.4. Uns sind auch keine Probleme mit diesen Versionen bekannt. Die offiziellen Tests des Plugins für 3.3 und 3.4 durch uns erfolgen aber erst in Kürze.
    Viele Grüße

  • Picture of Axel Vincenz
    Mon, Feb 19, 2018, 2:58 PM
    Hallo Alexander.

    Das Plugin ist Spitze! Wir steigen demnächst auf das BOOST-Theme um und die NavBar hat uns Kopfzerbrechen bereitet.
    Deine Lösung trifft genau ins Schwarze.

    Vielen Dank und viele Grüße
  • Picture of Brian Rigwald
    Thu, Apr 19, 2018, 11:37 PM

    Does this plugin allow teachers of individual courses to add their own items to the nav drawer? For example, our 8th Grade Global Studies course has several links that are often used, that would be convenient to have in the nav drawer. In the past, I made a clone of the Fordson theme for our Global Studies classes (FordsonGS) and had our district administrators put in the links to Fordson's nav drawer customization. Fordson's new version has removed that ability and the author recommended your plugin. As a teacher (not admin or programmer), it would be great to be able to add our own course-specific items to the nav drawer, if it is not an option currently.

    Thanks. Vielen Dank!


  • Picture of Alexander Bias
    Wed, May 2, 2018, 7:24 PM

    despite the fact that you should have asked this question on Github and not here (see the "No support in the comments section on this page" section above), I will quickly answer it:

    No, this plugin currently does not offer any possibility for teachers to add their own navigation nodes to the Boost nav drawer. Its an admin tool to remove unneeded navigation nodes, to collapse navigation nodes and to create additional site-wide nodes.

    It wouldn't be a technical problem to provide a UI for teachers to create per-course navigation nodes within this plugin. But I am afraid that we don't have resources for this implementation and I am also afraid that a feature like this will quickly be misused by teachers is a way that the uniformity of navigation across courses will be harmed.

  • Picture of Luan Phan
    Tue, May 15, 2018, 5:17 PM
    hello . I want show activity by a section in to course.
    course 1
    -- Section 1
    ---- Activity 1.1
    ---- Activity 1.2
    -- Section 2
    ---- Activity 2.3
    ---- Activity 2.4
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Thu, Jun 21, 2018, 8:04 PM

    Any updates to Moodle 3.5?

  • Picture of InsightKorea JobS
    Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 11:15 PM
    Child node is not working.
    Any idea?
    Using Adaptable theme.
    I'm sorry my English skill.
  • 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
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