Sorting an Admin menu

How admin menus can be sorted

By default, admin menus are sorted by the sort order of their entries. However, since some menus are long, alphabetical sorting is more desirable.

This was first done in Zen Cart 1.5.7, where the Tools menu is presented in alphabetical order.

This can be controlled (and disabled) in admin/includes/languages/english.php in the category MENU_CATEGORIES_TO_SORT_BY_NAME.

To sort a Configuration menu entry (such as My Store) by name, modify admin/configuration.php to check the $gID parameter in the select at the start of the tbody, and order by configuration_title rather than sort_order for the desired menus.




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Last modified June 12, 2021 by Scott C Wilson (a239b74).