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Issue renaming tabs (Bad class)

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Community Member, 24 Posts

12 July 2013 at 9:27pm

I have a website running 2.4 and have been trying to tweak the interface slightly. (I know this is easier in ss3 but the server doesn't have the right php5 version). Anyway, I was trying to rename some tabs with

 remove_menu_item / add_menu_item 
as described at

Whenever I use the add_menu_item function, the Assets and Security tabs just display

"[User Error] singleton() Called without a class". Am i mising something?

CMSMenu::add_menu_item('CMSMain','Pages and News','admin/');


Community Member, 344 Posts

12 July 2013 at 10:40pm

Edited: 12/07/2013 10:40pm

You can define a controller in CMSMenu::add_menu_item().

CMSMenu::add_menu_item('CMSMain','Pages and News','admin/','CMSMain');

But the CMS will always look for a suitable title in the i18n files first.

So it's easier just to rename the menu title via i18n.

global $lang;
//$lang['en_US']['CMSMain']['MENUTITLE'] = 'new title';
$lang[i18n::get_locale()]['CMSMain']['MENUTITLE'] = 'new title';


Community Member, 24 Posts

12 July 2013 at 10:49pm

Thanks Devlin!

Looks like my syntax was out, but as you say i18n is miles easier, so I've used that.