Boost navigation fumbling

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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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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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  • Picture of Vito Corleone
    Tue, Apr 14, 2020, 1:02 AM
    Hi, good day.

    Does someone know if it is possible to use this plugin to show the courses inside their categories as a node??
  • Picture of Benjamin Ben
    Wed, May 20, 2020, 6:28 PM
    Unfortunately, all the features doesn't seems to work on Moodle 3.8.2. You can remove some nodes but can't collapse them. The collapse icon shows up but when you click on it nothing happen. Nothing surprising as the code shows that there's no imbrication in the nav. All menu's items are at the same level.
  • Picture of Cécile Godé
    Mon, May 25, 2020, 11:08 PM
    I recently installed this plugin on Moodle 3.8.3+: there are problems in the menu collapse and some links added for users do not appear. Is there a plugin update planned to make it compatible with Moodle verse 3.8? Thank you.
  • Picture of Acqua Alta
    Tue, May 26, 2020, 11:57 PM
    Hi Cécile,
    There is already a discussion about the collapse issue, including a possible patch:

    And that's what Alex (the plugin creator/maintainer) wrote me 10 days ago:
    "... during the (COVID-19) crisis landed in Moodle core as a bugfix. This will solve all blockers with local_boostnavigation on 3.8 and will also most probably fix all of the 3 issues which you referenced (Github - 36,48,49). It will just take some concentrated coding... It's on my list to finish the plugin upgrade soon, but I can't promise any release date."

    On the other hand, if you switch off the collapsing nodes feature, the 3.7 version should also work on 3.8.
  • Picture of R. Tillman Connie
    Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 4:07 PM
    Hi. Im using moodle 3.4.2 and Edwisder remui theme but when add custom root node with para Faculty of mathematics|||math
    Teachers' handbook||||editingteacher,teacher. If remove ||math and |||editingteacher,teacher menu show. Please help me. Thank you!
  • Picture of Rafiq Muhammad
    Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 4:43 AM
    Thanks for this great plugin. I am trying to have the menu to show only for users who logged in (irrespective of their role). In Moodle there is a system role, user for all authenticated user, but it seems like when I put user in the role field, it is not working. Any idea on how to display menu for any authenticated user?
  • Picture of Florian Leupold
    Fri, Jul 24, 2020, 8:21 AM
    Hi! Thanks for this great plugin! I noticed two things:
    1) Since Moodle 3.9 there is new nav drawer item called "Content bank". Could you maybe add the option to hide it as well?
    2) If one hides the Dashboard node, the root and course nodes are merged. Can you confirm this?
  • Picture of Deljo George
    Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 12:29 PM
    Thank you very much for this grate plugin
  • Picture of Dave Emsley
    Tue, Aug 11, 2020, 5:08 PM
    Hi guys, thanks, this is a brilliant addition - and should be core!
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 4:42 AM
    Is it compatible with 3.9+ version of Moodle?
  • Picture of Deljo George
    Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 3:23 PM
    yes its working fine with 3.9
  • Picture of Stephen Wallace
    Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 10:34 PM
    Is there a way to hide content if the user is not currently logged in?
  • Picture of Stephen Wallace
    Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Is it possible to incorporate the FilterCodes compatibility with this? Especially allowing the option to use filtercodes conditional statements on menus. This would allow even more flexibility when creating customized menus. Thanks for your consideration!
  • at the footy
    Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 11:49 AM
    Re 3.9: Is there any plan to add the 'content bank' link as one of the items to remove from the menu?
  • Peter Jonker
    Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 3:21 PM
    Hello Meg in the meantime you could remove the item using CSS in your theme. Just add: [data-key="contentbank"] {display: none;}
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