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Change menu_title of ModelAdmin


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21 September 2010 at 1:52am Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts


I have a ModelAdmin where I need to change the name that appears in CMSMenu, but I cannot just change the...

static $menu_title = 'MyAdminOldName';

...I NEED to find a way of doing it outside of just changing the original static declaration.

I have tried and failed with...

inside a custom leftandmain decorator (does nothing)...

$menu_item = CMSMenu::get_menu_item('MyModelAdmin');//does return the right CMSMenuItem

inside the init function of the extended ModelAdmin (does nothing)...

public function init()

in _config.php (complains about trying to use a database object before the database has been initialised)...


Any ideas?


21 September 2010 at 7:43am Forum Moderator, 1095 Posts

Adding a translation to your languagefile will do the trick. Suppose your ModelAdmin class is called MyModelAdmin:

In cms/lang/en_US.php add:

$lang['en_US']['MyModelAdmin']['MENUTITLE'] = 'Some Menutitle';



21 September 2010 at 8:12pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

Now why didn't I think out that... Doh!

Many thanks Martimiz